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Blackout Stout - Indian Wells Brewing Company

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 27.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 01-01-2009

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.
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 29
Photo of Pegasus
2.59/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Deep black in color, with a small tan head, which soon collapses to a mere dusting of foam on the surface, scattered thin lacing, and slight carbonation.

Aroma: The aroma is quite modest, with understated semi-sweet chocolate and coffee.

Taste: Opens with slight cold coffee and roasted malt, as the taste progresses, the coffee fades, leaving only the slight roasted malt. This taste carries to the close, where there is a faint herbal hop presence, and a dry finish.

Mouth feel: Thin and watery, with slight stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A fairly poor example, does not represent the style particularly well.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of mikefuski17
3/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RyanK252
2.37/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.48/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.24/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

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4/5  rDev +53.8%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.86/5  rDev +10%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of utopiajane
2.31/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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2/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +63.5%

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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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1/5  rDev -61.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -51.9%

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Blackout Stout from Indian Wells Brewing Company
65 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.