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Lakefront Black Friday - Imperial Black IPA (2012 - 2013)

Formerly brewed at Lakefront Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewery exclusive release on November 23, 2012. Limited 1,200 bottles.
November 29, 2013. Limited 2,400 bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a short-lived head. The aroma picked up sweet-ish grassy and piney hops over sweet black malts. The flavor found sweeter chocolate and molasses notes at the core with light bitterness throughout.. finished spicy and bitter, with OK balance.. good stuff!8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Black color, fluffy tan head with solid lacing, good retention. Aroma of bright pine on a roasty background. Taste is bitter chocolate and coffee covered pine and grapefruit. Works well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Black beige head. Smell is sweet chocolate oxidized. Taste is smooth roasty malt sugar raisin. Decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
twindadplus2 (677) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from the 11/29 batch. Deep walnut brown with a firm tan head that lasts. Crisp aroma of sharp pine and grapefruit with a bit of doughy malt in the background. Spicy herbal hops flavor with dry citrus notes and a hint of creamy malt. A long dark, creamy finish rounds it out. This is one of their best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18714) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 Late Night - Asheville. Pours dark brown with a foamy, tan head. Solid ICDA. Rich, dark bread, burnt pine, cocoa and brownies. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Warming finish, more burnt pine, some earth, chocolate. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty Day 1 ][ 22oz ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> Thanks dmac for this wale. Deep pour, thick foam. Nice spicy fresh nose, orange peel flavored dark chocolate, flashes of cough medicine and camphor. Taste is bright orange/ grapefruit style dark chocolate. Interesting- a well blended juxtaposition. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Etched glass bottle at RBWG. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of resin, pine, roast chocolate, orange candy and cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle via Wrye, thanks for sharing! Pours a dark brown with thin khaki head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of faded grapefruit, orange burnt chocolate. Taste is dark bakers chocolate with some faded hops and high boost alcohol at the finish. Almost a burn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is celery, herbal, and pine hops with roast and chocolate malt. Flavor is dark malt forward with dark fruits, spices, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2014
22oz bomber from MOTORHEADTODD him MOTHEFUNKIN self. Poured a mostly clear medium density dark brown with a foamy light beige head. Aroma of burnt citrus, dsrk toast, chocolate. Full body that finishes kedium dry and strong carbonation with lingering aftertaste. Flavor a bit above aroma with chocolate, toast, citrus, grapefruit rind, chocolate muffin mix. Good stuff.

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