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Blackout Stout - Indian Wells Brewing Company

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 2.54
pDev: 28.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Indian Wells Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our rich, dark stout is made from three types of select malts and two types of hops. We add heavy, flavorful barley flakes to our stout to give it a thick body and full, intensely rich taste. Like a taste of Ireland, brewed with our pure spring water, stout yeast and finished to perfection.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 01-01-2009)
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Photo of zestar
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

zestar, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of RyanK252
2.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Bottle poured into an Indian Wells Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours dark ruby brown with a frothy light brown head

S: Dark roasted malt, some coffee and faint dark chocolate notes.

T: Strange sourness that dominates, with light coffee, and maybe some faint chocolate notes buried in there. This can't be right...

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I really hope this is just a bad bottle. I've had some less than stellar stuff from this brewery, but I can't imagine them letting something like this occur on a regular basis. Looks like I need to retry this one.

RyanK252, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Keananmichael5
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

Keananmichael5, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of kmanjohnson
2.48/5  rDev -2.4%

kmanjohnson, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Jhcfc
2.24/5  rDev -11.8%

Jhcfc, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Pens1967
3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

Pens1967, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +57.5%

wrightst, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
2.88/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a half finger of head on a black body.
The aroma is mild overall, a little roasted malt. Not sure there.
The taste is sweet milk start with a sweeter candy finish.
The texture is fizzy with moderate carbonation.
It's fairly sweet without let up and on the fizzy side.

Fatehunter, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of gritz147
3.25/5  rDev +28%

gritz147, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

LXIXME, Apr 10, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Jordan444, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
2.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was a mess. It pours lovely enough. Has a 2 finger head of burnt caramel color foam that dwindels slowly and leaves a layer on top. It smells like a little roast, some chocolate and malt sweetness. Not terribly complex but OK. The taste is horrendous.The mouthfeel is thin and watery, the flavors disappear amidst some plastic. It has a sour on it like vinegar. The roasted flavors are weak and flat. There is not finish and no aftertaste. The rotten sour bite it greets you with is in complete contrast to the nose which is not unpleasant. As it warms what I thought was light sweet caramel is actually corn. This is really terrible.

utopiajane, Nov 15, 2013
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2/5  rDev -21.3%

ste5venla, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +67.3%

kennbosco, Oct 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev +18.1%

tpauer, Jul 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

SocalKicks, Jul 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

tbryan5, Jul 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

imperialking, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of AnotherImperial
1/5  rDev -60.6%

AnotherImperial, Jan 27, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -50.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

tbone1384, Dec 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +67.3%

AnaMosity, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Offa
3.33/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is another slightly-better-than-mediocre beer from this brewery. Indian Wells does, I find, produce at least a few pretty good beers. This is not one their best, although it is not one of the worst, either, and is about middle of the road for them.

Black, it has a small tan head soon thinning to a foamy ring.

Aroma is fermented charcoal and prune, singed leaves - pretty good but simple and light.

Taste is pleasant charcoal and prune, dry roasty finish after sweeter start, slight sourness. It is decent and pleasant but thin, simple, and very light.

Offa, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of animal69
2/5  rDev -21.3%

animal69, Jan 03, 2012
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Blackout Stout from Indian Wells Brewing Company
65 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.