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Lakefront 25th Anniversary Series #01: Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


AZBennett's rating

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!


3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2744) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Deep dark licorice and luscious chocolate nose. The aroma is as solid as any Impy stout I’ve had. Pitch black. Minimal head. Taste is a tad disappointing when compared to the aroma. Seems a bit thin and watery with a harshly roasted watery weirdness. Wish the taste lived up to the nose.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (2092) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March Ale Alpharetta. Age didn’t do this one too well. While the alcohol is nonexsistant, the rest of the umph of the stout has faded. Bits of cocoa, vanilla and some dark fruits remain, but it is a watered down and lacking the carbonation to carry the remaining flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
12 oz. bottle shared by Freya at Ale Alpharetta. Black, with a tan ring. Orange juice, coffee, caramel, and bitterness chocolate. Heavy body, sticky, and slick. This is a weak imperial stout. Not bad, but not impressed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Rich, sweet chocolate. Somewhat chalky. A bit of metallic twang. Not impressed. You tricked me, Ratebeer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10809) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bobby. Homebrew day. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of cocoa nib, dark cherry, roast chocolate, milk chocolate and tar/molasses/sap. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3892) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
355 ml. Noire comme la nuit. Mousse brune crémeuse qui cherche la ténacité. Nez de chocolat, de gaufrette au caramel, de vanille rôtie avec un fond de tabac à pipe. Goût de pâtisserie chocolatée sur fond rôti avec quelques grains de café fraîchement moulus enrobés par une mélasse fruitée. Corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement plutôt bas et une texture crayeuse. Une finale très amère de chocolat presque pur et presque poivré.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1940) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
more of a dry cocoa than a chocolate nibs flavor, but still a nice robust stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle. Oily near-black pour with a slow-to-form finely bubbled brown head. Aroma is very fudgey, chocolate liqueur, subtle coffee. Flavour is rich cocoa without being cloying or fake, some subtle vanilla sweetness, finishing with a distinct capsicum note. This greenpepper finish did not ease off, and if anything became more apparent as the beer went down. No hint of the cherries anywhere-- but I didn’t care, as this beer sat very well with me just the way it was. Best offering from Lakefront? Yep, I think for me it is! Even after having visited the brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Tap at Jerrys in Wicker Park. Black body with a thick ass brown head. The commercial description for this beer scared me but its not a thick sugar bomb. Body is well carbonated and medium thick. Goes down real easy. The cherry serves up tartness that really lightens the beer at the end of the flavor. its a prominent character that isn’t artificial. Vanilla is unnoticeable, thankfully. Chocolate character but the beer doesn’t taste like a hodgepodge of random adjuncts. Hazelnut brownie soda is a good way to describe this flavor. Aroma has a strong hazelnut character as well as my burps. Solid beer. Maybe a bit too much hazelnut as the beer warms.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a very thin brown crown. Aroma picks up chocolate and cherries with some earthy and peated notes beneath and mild alcohol. Taste is sweet and boozy with chocolate, cherries and vanilla. Finishes a touch dry. Not bad.


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