Black Friday
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
Black IPA
4.26 | pDev: 8.92%
Jul 13, 2017
Nov 22, 2012
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Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 13, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by RichH55 from Illinois

Dec 12, 2015
Rated: 3.76 by adamranders from Wisconsin

Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 3.76 by atone315 from Wisconsin

Dec 04, 2015
Rated: 4 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Dec 03, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by xdtfx from Illinois

Nov 22, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by ALC82 from Iowa

Aug 12, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by Cubatobaco from Virginia

Jun 01, 2015
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Reviewed by Ri0 from Wisconsin

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured from a 22oz bottle into snifter. Bottled 11/29/13.

A - Obsidian, like staring into the abyss black. Nice 2 finger tan head and some beautiful webbed lacing.

S - Roasty dark malts with a light note of burnt chocolate. Even at 13 months old I pick up the citrus hops in the aroma.

T - Starts off with sweet malts and moves into muted hoppy flavors of citrus, pine, and earthy tones. They yield to the darker roasty malts on the palette along with bitter chocolate and some sweet caramel. The bitterness and hops complete the finish.

M - Medium and creamy mouthfeel with very nice carbonation.

O - Now that I have had this (although not fresh) it really is comparable to Karben4 Silk Scorpion. Both are fantastic black IPAs!
Jan 04, 2015
Rated: 4.37 by Vinithing from Wisconsin

Dec 17, 2014
Rated: 4.68 by Beestin from Iowa

Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by BDeibs from Colorado

Nov 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by halo3one from Georgia

Nov 16, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by ystazi from Illinois

Nov 16, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Aug 24, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Big_Dave from Texas

Aug 02, 2014
Rated: 5 by Graff from Wisconsin

Jun 08, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by robear from Wisconsin

May 24, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Jho3325 from Indiana

May 12, 2014
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Apr 22, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by weonfire from Illinois

Apr 11, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by ralerwen from Illinois

Mar 26, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by BoilerUpNavy from Wisconsin

Mar 21, 2014
Rated: 5 by GregHicks from Wisconsin

Mar 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Feb 09, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Duff27 from Illinois

Feb 09, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by drummermattie02 from Texas

Feb 04, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Westuh from Wisconsin

Jan 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire

Jan 25, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by OnWisconsin from Wisconsin

Jan 16, 2014
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Reviewed by guityler83 from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured into the Black Friday pint glass with some power behind it, the beer poured a big 3 finger tall head that sustained nicely. Tan to khaki in color the foam left spotty lacing on the edge as it fell. The beer is a dark, dark maroon when held to the light, it looks clear from what I can tell.

S: Big resinous, grapefruit and pine hop aroma sitting on top of a roasty malt aroma. Also getting mild coffee, anise and cinnamon? Sweeter smelling, no alcohol detected.

T: Roasty malts sit on top of a firm pine and citrus bitterness. Dark stone fruit flavors very up front, plums, prunes giving a bit of sweetness in the middle. As the darker roasty malts wear down the palette the bitterness and hop flavors are less noticable in the beginning and more so in the finish, which is pine and resien tasting. Finally the after taste comes through as a chocolate and caramel flavor.

M: A creamy mouthfeel with this one. Higher end of the scale carbonation and a big body. Also a touch of alcohol warming.

O: After Standing in line for an hour in 10F weather talking to fellow beer nerds it was easily worth the wait. A different beer then a big IBA overall complexity was nice and balanced. For a style that I've given more chances then I'd like to admit, I'd wait in line again for this one. Cheers Lake Front!
Jan 13, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by thebigredone from Wisconsin

Jan 12, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by ajzy from Wisconsin

Dec 25, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by carteravebrew from Colorado

Dec 24, 2013
Rated: 4 by beernads from Florida

Dec 24, 2013
Rated: 4 by EJJ1848 from Minnesota

Dec 10, 2013
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Dec 10, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Dec 07, 2013
Rated: 4 by Rand_ale_Thor from Wisconsin

Dec 03, 2013
Black Friday from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 51 ratings