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Blackout Stout - Indian Wells Brewing Company

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 29.37%
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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2.24/5  rDev -11.1%

Jhcfc, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +38.9%

Pens1967, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +58.7%

wrightst, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
2.88/5  rDev +14.3%
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 +29%

gritz147, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +38.9%

LXIXME, Apr 10, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Jordan444, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
2.23/5  rDev -11.5%
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 -20.6%

ste5venla, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +68.7%

kennbosco, Oct 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev +19%

tpauer, Jul 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

SocalKicks, Jul 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

tbryan5, Jul 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

imperialking, Jun 14, 2013
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1/5  rDev -60.3%

AnotherImperial, Jan 27, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -50.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

tbone1384, Dec 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +68.7%

AnaMosity, Jul 07, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev +32.1%
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
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

animal69, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of treque
2.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: very deep brown, some ruby highlights, the head is very small which presents a tan color and dissipates quickly

S: some chocolate, some toffe, fruity, low esters

T: very dry finish, deep bitter, watery, crisping on tongue, there is no creamy character, low carbonation, small harshness a little soapy

treque, Dec 28, 2011
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A hardy har har to spycow for sharing this one.

A - Dark brown beer with a bit of a tan head that left a little bit of stick on the glass. Okay, so far not a disaster.

S - This smells bad. Stouts should not smell like corn and cheap chocolate. There's some malts also.

T - Lots of corn, some rottenness, and a bit of a harsh finish. Bad chocolate and wow this is just a horrid beer. Manages to be watery as well.

M - Medium bodied, lower carbonation.

O - This is a bad beer. It tastes like crap and I think it made me sick later on in the evening. Don't drink this.

AgentZero, Nov 22, 2011
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2.3/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Hell yes! A rare, retired Indian Wells tick. Thanks Chris (spycow) for sharing this gem. Unknown vintage, served in a Bruery tulip.

A - A nice half-finger of tan foam quickly settles to a thin collar, wisps, and minimal lacework. Dark brown body that has a transparent glint to it when held to the light. Nothing surprising for the style.

S - Smells like contract-brewed Guinness from St. Lucia or Canada. Generic macro aroma, with creamed corn and waxy fake chocolate dominating. There's a hint of unfermented malt beverage in the periphery.

T - Hint of malted chocolate and a shit ton of corn and generic macro aroma. Some grain, soda water, and a mildly astringent finish.

M - Surprisingly low carbonation, medium body, and no obvious alcohol. A bit watery, but relatively inoffensive in this domain.

D - My second encounter with Indian Wells was a mild improvement, but still pretty unpleasant. Tastes like a bad dark macro lager more than an Irish Dry Stout. Unfortunately, it isn't bad enough to reach comical levels.

MasterSki, Oct 03, 2011
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2.63/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark brown. Poured agressively and still gives almost no head. No lacing whatsoever. Aromas are subdued and no scents particularly stand out. Mild chocolate and coffey flavors are present at first, so there is a slight michalek flavor, but mostly this tastes watered down to say the least. Light Mouthfeel with a light body. It is easy to drink so you could certainly have more than one, although I choose not to. Overall, to weak and watered down, would not drink again.

zac16125, Sep 30, 2011
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Blackout Stout from Indian Wells Brewing Company
64 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.