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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1977) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark black pour, lasting dark cookie colored disc of carbonation and an aroma of heavy roasted malt and some chocolate. Flavor is a nice meld of peat, hints of black cherry, chocolately malt and some sweet cookie flavoring on the aftertaste. Decent, worth spending $10 for a 4 pack at least once.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours thick pitch black with a very small tan head. The taste is big traditional Imp. Stout; chocolate, licorice, roast, plums, and raisin with a healthy dose of bitterness mixed in. This is thick and syrupy and nicely heavy in the mouth. Overall a damn good Imperial Stout, if you can find it and afford it get some of this!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3588) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours oily black with a short, dark head. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla...roasty. Taste is a dark chocolate/licorice bitter...vanilla..a hint of prune and cherry. Roasty and creamy, thick. A very good one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (591) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle from the brewery (good thing too, haven?t seen this one in stores). Pours thick as tar and just as black, didn?t think it would have a head but actually ended up with a small, tight, dark brown head. Roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and cocoa aroma. Taste is a complex blend of sweet roasted malt and chocolate with a cherry tartness at the end. Full bodied and thick with a long bitter roasted finish. Wish I could find more of these because I could definitely get used to it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alassio (71) - USA - APR 15, 2013
The roasty malts are there, but still it’s kind of simple and sweet. Minimal head, thins out on the palate. All the basic elements of an imperial stout are there, but it all seems kind of pooped out, with the sweetness predominating, which is not a good thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1523) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2013
A nice surprise! I think I got the last bottle at Heritage (thanks Bob for leaving one for me!). Thick black pour, just a tinge of a reddish hue, almost no head. A slight hint of cherry in the nose, dark fruit. Roasted malt and chocolate come blasting out of the gate, leaving licorice, vanilla and some dark fruit lingering in the chocolate bitter finish. Very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2013
Firkin Fest 2013. I liked this. Lots of malt in the aroma with roasted grains. Flavor has caramel and fruit, which I didn’t expect, and sugar sweetness, which I did. I did not taste the cherry but the chocolate is there. Good flavors and aromas but not a particularly good palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. I’m digging this. Very dark dense looking pour. Rich and roasty, mocha, licorice, slight cherry sweetness. Medium-dense palate. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5177) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind a tan ring and spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted chocolate, black malt and toasted mocha, a hint of molasses and light soy. Taste is full-bodied, a little oily with soft carbonation. Flavors of toasted chocolate and coffee notes, light vanilla and very, very, faint cherries. Finish is semi-dry, a little alcohol warmth with some lingering chocolate nibs and vanilla aftertaste. Nice imperial stout and a fist of the 25th anniversary series.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle from Firkins. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is fairly weak but decent. Flavor is chocolate and roasted malts. Tons of flavor, but surprised its 10% abv.


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