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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Lakefront plans to release 4 beers to commemorate their 25th Anniversary. The first release will come on December 2nd, the company’s official birthday. The beer, which will hit 11% on the ABV scale, will be an imperial stout brewed with chocolate/cocoa nibs, vanilla bean and cherries.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1431) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Aroma is some cask, cocoa, lactic vanilla, and even some chocolate cherries. Thick, viscous black with dark tan head. Sweet chocolately taste, like a dark chocolate and vanilla ice cream float. Thick, heavy coating body, slick though, very drinkable except for the overall heaviness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1223) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours a thick rich deep chocolate pour. Nose is chocolate, with sweet fruit and whiskey notes. Taste is rich chocolate with fruity vanilla notes. A very drinkable beer, with the alcohol well hidden. Finish is sweet , but not over the top, with a cherry chocolate ending. A great imperial stout. Quaff Score 8 / 10 ( Dessert in a bottle )

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1180) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours black with a brown head an aroma of cocoa, dark fruits, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste is creamy and sweet, lots of cocoa, chocolate with vanilla, coffee, and dark fruits leading to a creamy chocolate finish. Tasty brew with the alcohol well hidden

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (998) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from total wine. This is an exceptional beer except aroma and appearance. Flavor is awesome not to much chocolate perfect smoothness. Nice chocolate with slight metallic. Aroma is lacking. And no head even at pour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
12oz bottle from akurzinksi - thanks, Adam! Thick, chocolate syrup pour with a slight dustiness to the dark color and a hefty, creamy head. Nose is quite understated, mellow chocolate and slight vanilla extract. Lush and thick body, just a touch of bitterness on the palate. Only the faintest hint of fruits in the taste, nothing especially tart but just a mild grace note to the chocolate shake. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2013
It poured a black color with a brown head. The aroma was of raisins, cocoa, some roastiness and a touch of smoke. The taste was of molasses, chocolate nibs and roastiness. Very interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9012) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and dark fruit. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5740) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Draft at 18th Annual IMB Summer Fest:

Deep brown, creamy head, spotty lace. The aroma is nutty, chocolate, coffee, woody, smoky and hint of cherry pits. The taste is twangy prune and cherries along with coffee, walnuts, and some oak. Finished with some cocoa and vanilla bean notes. Very minor pepper like bite as well. The mouth feel is smooth and oily. Meh, honestly very average stuff... been there done that sort of vibe.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle. Pour is inky black, 2 finger mocha head. Aroma is rich chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, dark coffee, light earthy hops. Taste is slightly burnt coffee, dark chocolate, some molasses, lemon in the background, finishes with some earthy bitterness. Body is silky, medium, with light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Opaque black color. Minimal head. a sweetness in the aroma mixing with a mellow roast and alcohol note, and a hint of cocoa. Moderate bitterness balancing out a roast malt sweetness. Distinctive cocoa note peeks through a tangy, roasty mid-taste, finishing clean and bitter, with the roast flavors gradually gently fading in the aftertaste.


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