25th Anniversary Imperial Stout | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
lakefrontbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout with cherries, cocoa nibs, and vanilla, aged in used bourbon barrels.

Added by BeerFMAndy on 01-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.69/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black color.

Dark khaki head; strong lace.

Brandy & dark chocolate nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Chocolate, both milk & dark, open; a hint of chalk & dark fruit on the finish. As it warms, tart cherry meets milk chocolate. Complex & delicious.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I do not recall who extra'd this to me, but thank you. Poured the usual black SRM. Tan head around 1/2" in depth. Solid roastiness, this is a non adjunct IS for sure I was thinking, no candy treatment here, just deep roasting.

Taste, hides alcohol well, has that roast right in check where it isn't getting overly bitter or acrid. Nothing sweet. Just some mild chocolate malt and coffee malt feels, straight forward and straight up. Despite all the barrel aging and vanilla, cherry stuff, it just didn't come through. The cherry didn't, the vanilla didn't, the bourbon didn't and the cocao nibs didn't.

I mean, they went super minimal I guess on that stuff. The base beer was very good, needs more help though with the adjunct type of stuff.

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3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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25th Anniversary Imperial Stout from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.96 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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