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Barrel Aged Imperial Stout | Lake Effect Brewing Co.

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4.34/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake Effect Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States
lakeeffectbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,873
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
40
pDev:
6.45%
 
 
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of eppie82
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.59/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drstalker
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with only a few patches of foam and no lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, bourbon, milk chocolate. Flavor is semi-sweet dark toasted malt, bourbon, molasses, milk chocolate and light toffee and vanilla. Medium bodied with light creaminess and sharp carbonation despite the still pour. Very dark barrel aged stout, the aroma was somewhat simple, dominated by the bourbon, but the flavor is both rich and surprisingly complex. Bourbon is still the dominant flavor, but excellent malt base and nice chocolate and other flavors. Tastes great and a nice introduction to this brewery.

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Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dave_ackbar
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A friend brought this back from the mainland and it was definitely worth the smuggling.
Pours a really lovely deep dark amber brown.
Smell is nice without a real punch in the face.
Taste is smooth and gets even smoother as the temp rises.
Feel is terrific.
Overall I’m a big fan

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Photo of rkarimi
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of BBA
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stanale
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dshansen1184
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thepopester
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Light has difficulty in passing through when held up, Creama reflects no "over-sweet" ........ Check

Smell = 1st batch put in barrel when produced. Very adequate and properly brewed. No "alcohol" bearing smell (a common sin)

Mouth - medium carbonation and incredibly full bodied

Taste - Not a "cream", Dark, Malty with shot of whiskey which becomes seriously addicting. Complex taste which might make you look to see if your parents are looking as one greedily takes another sip!

A supremely rich full-bodied imperial stout laced with subtle notes of bourbon from aging over six months in bourbon barrels. Multiple influences upon this robust stout will allow your palate to explore the depths and layers of this very limited release

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Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BSiegs
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black pour, two fingers of deep brown foam. Retention and lacing are minimal. Aroma is deep and rich. Big bourbon, oak, chocolate, anise, slight char. Taste is extremely similar, but reversed. Chocolate and anise first. Bourbon and barrel make themselves known after the swallow. Big, full body, low end of carbonation, and very balanced finish. This is superb.

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Photo of akk14
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UberNils
4.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a dark, thick, sweet, heavy aged stout. I think it's Lake Effect's response to the well-known BCBS from another brewery just a couple miles away. Lots of great flavor notes that come through in different combinations - coffee, vanilla, chocolate, oak, bourbon, and so on. Perfect for a cold night and a warm fire.

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Photo of tim007007
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from Lake Effect Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 40 ratings