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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Inspired by the delightful combination of whiskey, sugar and coffee. However, you don’t have to be Irish and it doesn’t have to be morning to enjoy this labor of love. Our Imperial Stout was aged in whiskey barrels, then blended with a big Milk Stout, and finally infused with locally roasted cold-pressed coffee. It’s a complex beer meant to be shared with friends over an Irish toast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nsanders (1015) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bomber. Black with a mocha cap and medium lacing. Vanilla, cream, soft whiskey and coffee, malts, and wood. Taste has a vanilla bean ice cream sweetness with a woody dry finish. Body is heavier with a creamy feel. One of the best brews from Lift Bridge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
Big bottle sent to me from Alpar, thanks again for this one, poured a dark brown, almost black color witha romas of cold coffee, whiskey, chocolate, more coffee, and more whiskey. Flavors of a cold Irish coffee. This beer was pretty amazing, had it with breakfeast, and man it was amazing. I really liked this beer, and I am in debt to Alpar for finding more for me. This was a simple beer that was straight foward, and I really enjoyed it alot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Thanks to Bob for the 750mL bottle! Poured high-viscosity brown with a creamy cap of dark tan head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up bit lactose and other sweet chocolatey notes joined by some dry-roasted coffee.. not a whole lot of whisky barrel was apparent, but there was related vanilla and a hint of oak.. came back to lactose sugars and chocolate on the back of the nose. The flavor found tangy whisky barrel accents over cream and chocolate notes at the core.. dry coffee roast, tart oak, and surprisingly clean whisky notes on the edges.. peppery and spicy, but with really good balance on the warm finish.. tasty stuff! Medium-plus bodied and fairly full on the palate.. lots of roast held the hefty sweetness in check.. I enjoyed the long, sweet-yet-barrely finish.. really good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (1261) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
One of my favorite Lift Bridge beers. Seasonal bomber tasting of coffee, vanilla, and cream. The coffee taste is not overwhelming. Excellent Beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2012
On tap at Buster’s on 28th last Saint Patrick’s Day. Great stout with the dry character you’d expect from Irish styles

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick black pour with nice tan head, aroma brought notes of espresso, dark chocolate, hints of lactose, touch of grain, caramel, toffee in there as well, smells very nice. Taste is a mix of green espresso bean, hints of coffee, whiskey, slight oak, nice chocolate in there, finishing fairly coffee forward with lots of dark chocolate, slightly bitter, Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6761) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Almost black. Lots of chocolate in this. Lots. Irish mint is lighter butbevident. Milk chocolate and dark varieties. Oakthat brings vanilla and interesting wood effects. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewHaMeister (429) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Freshly tapped firkin at Keegan’s with "special ingredients"....(Jameson Irish Whisky). 10 oz glass pours coffee black with an off white head and nice lacing. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and butterscotch. Flavor is creamy and rich, semi sweet, with a slight alcohol finish. Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfratzke (97) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Pours jet black with dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and whiskey. Nice creamy mouthful with more chocolate, some coffee, and the perfect amount of whiskey. Fairly sweet which is how I prefer my imperial stouts. This is simply fantastic. I wish I had more bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
This was a great surprise. Not because I was surprised by the quality coming out of Lift Bridge but because we were having a chili tasting at my church and we had a selection of mainstream beers (Summitt) but then one of the guys at church brought this bottle to share. What a treat. There’s a really good balance in the flavors, with a little whisky apparent and a very subtle coffee (honestly, not really figuring into my thinking about the beer), and a richness that was wholly appropriate. Great finish, not noticeably sweet or anything. Definitely a winner. Bottle.

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