My Turn Series: Chad - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.35/5 rDev -13%
I'm a sucker for relatively cheap bombers. Plus, I figured after seeing the Lakefront name in all sorts of places for a looong time, it was time to actually try one of their beers. So here we are, splitting a 22 oz. bomber with my wife while watching my flailing Twinkies.
The pour is lively for a big barleywine (wow, look at the ABV on her!) & underneath is an orangish beer that's tough to look through without x-ray vision. Even after multiple, dangerous swirls in my very full glass, the aroma is very quiet: bit of sweet malts, slivers of fruit. Not much going on.
My Turn Series: Chad is port thick. The thing that stands out is the thickness, this one is like liquid phlegm (in a good way, I mean) & actually takes an effort to get down. Chewy fruitcake mixed with mostly melted caramel, & a surprisingly prominent herbal hoppiness on the mid-palate bleeding into the finish. Significant booziness that's sometimes welcome is distracting here. I am sipping this rather quickly, but a single glass is sufficient.
Pretty good beer.
07-01-2014 02:15:30 | More by maximum12
3.99/5 rDev +3.6%
1 PT. 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
A - It is a copper hue with amber highlights. It is topped with a couple inches of tan head.
S - When I first poured it I smelled a boozy, almost bourbon-like aroma. Upon further investigation I smelled the malt profile. It has a fruity smell along with some caramel malt.
T - I get a little alcohol. There is some caramel and fruity notes. There are no overwhelming flavors. It has a slight bitterness on the finish.
M - Syrupy.
O - It is a simple, well done barley wine. There is nothing that makes it stand out, and yet, it is enjoyable to drink. It is right on for the English style.
04-20-2014 21:45:05 | More by buschbeer
3.99/5 rDev +3.6%
n effervescent chestnut with a thumb+ of cream colored head. Decent head retention & slightly better lacing
S: Pears, breadyness, plums & booze
T: Rich breadyness, caramel, leafy & woody hops & plums up front, a touch of booze as well. Hints of toffee as this warms, earthy hops, & more plums & figs as well. Some pineapple in the finish along with sticky toffee, leafy hops & a kiss of booze & Christmas Pudding
MF: Rich body, firm carbonation, sticky, warming, decent balance, seems more like an English BW to me
Nice stab at the style, this is a sipper, the ABV is to be reckoned with, this will age nicely I'm sure
02-17-2014 04:02:26 | More by russpowell
4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
22oz brown bomber with a no freshness date.
Glowing deep copper hue with a faint haze, I did my best to not decant the dregs into the glass. Lacing for a big beer is impressive and stays around until I'm finished. Wafts of brown bread, Christmas pudding, mild hop resin, papaya, doughy yeast, toffee, & alcohol. Sweet, very full bodied with a almost syrupy mouthfeel. Ample hop bitterness, mild dankness within. Figgy with other notes of tropical fruit and then a slow burn of estery alcohol. Sweet breadiness with a nutty finish.
A serious Barleywine that can take some age for the better, don't retire this one guys!!!
12-20-2013 00:42:57 | More by Jason
3.18/5 rDev -17.4%
Poured from a standard pressure-cap bomber into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.
A- Walnut body, one-finger cream-colored head and little retention.
S- Boozy, warm aroma. Not much hop character.
T- Warm boozy flavor.
M- Very light bodied.
O- Not a superb example of a barleywine, but that is such a weird style I can't take points. Still enjoyed it.
11-30-2013 01:39:59 | More by Murrhey
My Turn Series: Chad from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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