Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Lake Effect Brewing Co.

Barrel Aged Imperial StoutBarrel Aged Imperial Stout
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #477
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #3,470
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 10.88%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
42
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Lake Effect Brewing Co.
 
Illinois, United States
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 42
Reviews by RichH55:
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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of REVZEB
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Viscous black body and no head. Smell is more boozy than taste, with bourbon, molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla cream, roasted malt and hints of coffee. Taste the barrel isn't felt that much, but I find myself not caring because the sweetness of the lactose and chocolate are very much present, with some roasted malt, anise, and molasses to balance. Drinks smooth, boozier than it tastes, and velvety viscous. Nice work

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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
1.83/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of emerge077
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
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 thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rkarimi
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of stanale
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pours really dark and opaque, with no head or lacing. Looks like oil and leaves some oily residue on the side of the glass. Kinda like the look. Smell is malts, cocoa, a little whiskey, some vanilla, a little chocolate, light coffee. Taste pretty much follows the nose- roasted malts, more whiskey than the nose, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, some oak, a little coffee. This tastes great. Very smooth for the ABV, full bodied, a little creamy, a real tongue coater.

Wow, this is really good- well blended and bursting with flavor. Had this about two months after bottling and it certainly could have sat longer. This far surpassed expectations and I wish I had bought another.

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Photo of BeerOps
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth. Barrel aging very light. Decent though nothing spectacular.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dshansen1184
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dabear85
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.86/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tim007007
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from Lake Effect Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 42 ratings