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25th Anniversary Imperial Stout | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States | website

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
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
174
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
25.06%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
21
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 174
Reviews by kawilliams81:
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4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into. 8 oz snifter.

A- pours black with a 1 finger dark cola head. Blotches and some trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- roast, chocolate, molasses and dark fruits.

T- chocolate, roasted malts, molasses with just some bitterness, and dark fruits near the finish.

M- full body and medium carbonation. Very smooth and creamy, and drinks amazing at 10%

O- very solid RIS. Body of this beer is great and has nice roast and molasses notes.

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Photo of don1481
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 Bottle poured into a Lakefront pint glass.

Appearance: Looks like I took a bottle of dark motor oil and poured it into my glass. Small amount of foam has a slightly brownish, reddish twinge to it. Foam lingers, but not overwhelmingly so.

Smell: I pick up a little bit of the cherries, but otherwise the standard chocolatey smell. More bitter chocolate than sweet.

Taste: Definitely has a bitter chocolate taste to it. Not TOO bitter, but with a little bit of a sweet bit to it that helps to counter the almost powdery-chocolate edge. If this is indeed 10% ABV, they did a GREAT job of covering that up. Goes down pretty easily.

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth, but does leave an aftertaste that I can't quite put my finger... or tongue... on. Maybe a little bit of the cherry coming through again?

Overall: Decent. I probably won't get another 4 pack of this, but I'll definitely enjoy the other three bottles that I picked up in the 4 pack.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of InVinoVeritas
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Appearance was also rather good, dark nearly opaque. If I recall right, reasonability good head, tan with appropriate thickness.

S: It had a great smell, with a lot going on. You pick up roasted malts, toffee, and some dark fruit, plum being what I remember most.

T: Pretty complex. Leads with the toffee / roasted malts and finishes with the dark fruits. I didn't particularly like the finish, the cherries / plum on the finish wasn't pleasing to me and was why I didn't order a glass. It's by no means bad, don't get me wrong; just wasn't for me.

M: Mouthfeel was good, with a medium to heavy, as is typical for the style.

O: Overall pretty good. The taste would keep me from really falling in love with this. I would certainly try a full pour to be fair. Also bringing in price point, I'd say this offers a pretty good value.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of cjgator3
4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle

Poured into a snifter. Pours a dark black color with a light tan head. The aroma is dark roasted malts and cocoa. The taste like the aroma is starts out smooth with roasted malts and chocolate with a touch if espresso. Overall, this is a fantastic imperial stout. At 10%, it is incredibly smooth and drinkable. I can't imagine how well this beer will be with a little age. Happy 25th Lakefront! Cheers!

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of just_in
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
10% ABV, Bottled on 12/26/12 on shoulder.

A - Clarity is visible through the pour but this beer is a rich dark chocolate black in the glass. Creamy, thick dark mocha foam tops the beer and resides there for quite a while before deflating to a thin skim leaving lace clutching the glass in it's wake.

S - Lakefront's 25th Anniversary imperial stout has a big nose of dark malt but is by no means overly roasted. Mellow milk chocolate and cocoa flourish with a smooth, voluptuous creamy aroma that's trailed by notes of tart Door County cherries. Smooth notes of alcohol barely seem to poke through, aiding in the beers rich and creamy appeal.

T - A near perfect reflection of the beer's aroma, the flavor showcases cocoa nibs and chocolate flavor first and foremost with smooth caramel sweetness balanced by a touch of coffee roast bitterness on the finish. Tart cherries peek though but seem a bit disjointed from the rest of the beer, almost like an afterthought.

M - If I had to describe the feel of this beer in one word; heavenly. Rich and smooth, almost throat-coating but supple carbonation keeps this voluptuous beer lively. Bold malt sweetness meets balance with a touch of roasted bitterness and tart cherry skins on the finish.

O - Besides the somewhat odd and faint use of tart cherries in this beer, this first installment of Lakefront's Anniversary Series beers is a smash hit! Wonderful chocolate maltiness is soothing with suggestions of coffee, all wrapped up in one full-bodied and rich package, surprisingly void of alcohol perception!

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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25th Anniversary Imperial Stout from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.
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