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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerKurve (509) - - MAY 21, 2013
Pitch black with a brown-almost red colored head. Has an aroma of rum raisin, chocolate, vanilla, and cocoa. Flavor is vanilla and chocolate upfront, followed by a raisin and cherry finish with a slight alcoholic aftertaste. Body is fairly light and the carbonation is very mild. Good but boozy taste. The body is a bit watery though that does not affect the taste. As an Imperial Stout, it’s fairly middle of the road

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1453) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Pretty good stout. Strong cherry nose, some underlying cocoa. Didnt taste the vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1202) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Draught at Three Aces. Poured black with wispy brown head. Pleasant aromas of chocolate and booze. Quite smooth and not bitter almost sweet with cherries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3434) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Comes out of the bottle a rich, warm sable with a thick and fairly persistent dark tan head. Smoky aroma has firm tones of quality coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, burnt hops and licorice. Flavor delights with notes of chocolate, coffee, roast malt, caramel and licorice plus subtle earthy and nutty hints. It is a bit sweet, but not cloying. Thick, smooth texture is none too fizzy, but still leaves a nice tingle. Very satisfying and lip-smacking. Grab a few since this is a limited edition.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (754) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Opaque black liquid topped by a small tan head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma of rich roasted malt, chocolate liqueur and dark cherries. Intense bittersweet dark chocolate flavor with notes of sour cherries and port wine. A nice sipping beer that has a smoothness and mild complexity. Finish is somewhat dry and bitter with peppery notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (824) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Tap. Very dark pour with brown head. Smells of chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of the same. The only thing about this beer is it is more watery than I would want. Decent but would be better if it was thicker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3008) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Strong toasted malty flavor with a lasting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portableparty (1941) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours an oily black brown with a quick thin reddish tan head that dissipates to a wispy film and thin collar. Aroma has strong roasted burnt malt along with burnt raisins and plum and some hidden bitter minerals with bakers chocolate. Taste is watery bitter roasted malt and dark fruit with faint coffee beans and coco. Palate is oily and somewhat thin with a drying bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (3801) - - APR 27, 2013
bottle. black and oily pour with no head. light roasted malt, alcohol in aroma. flavor has some vinous notes along with plenty of the abv coming through. lighter notes of toast. not the most flavorful imp stout i’ve come across. low carbonation. oily palate with a thin body. i get a faint hint of vanilla and a a light fruity cherry twang.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
12oz bottle: pours an opaque obsidian with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a mild, slightly chocolatey nose with some black cherry and vanilla notes along with some ash. Starts with pretty good fullness and light effervescence with a chewy sweet dark caramel maltiness and good cherry and vanilla complexity that comes out as it warms. Finishes drier and smoky. Pretty unique and should age well.


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