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Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout StoutGreat Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout

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1,145 Ratings
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Ratings: 1145
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.13%


Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 11-29-2005)
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1 year old bottle.

A: Black pour with a small light brown head despite the aggressive pour. Fades somewhat slowly, leaving decent lacing behind.

S: Lots of bourbon in the nose. Toffee, wonderful strong burnt caramel and molasses. Creamy roasted malt peeks through with some dark chocolate and coffee. Lots of vanilla and some oak. The caramel aroma is great with the vanilla.

T: Smooth bourbon up front. Again, wonderful caramel flavor. A bit of toffee and oak with it. A little bit of burn and then turns into a somewhat bitter chocolate and coffee roasted malt character. As it warms it starts to take on a brownie batter quality with some espresso. Vanilla throughout but especially in the lingering aftertaste. Hints of anise here and there.

M: Thick, creamy, smooth.

O: What a great barrel-aged RIS. The caramel and the vanilla from the bourbon is great on its own, but combined with the blackout stout just makes it stellar. A complex, well-balanced yet smooth and creamy RIS. Not hot like a lot of barrel-aged beers either. One of the nicest and easy-drinking versions around. Second only to something like a KBS, this was a borderline 5 on taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 02:53:23 | More by Dope
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Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size frothy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains, coffee, wood/booze

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T- The taste is a amalgamation of bourbon and malt, the sweetness pairs effortlessly with the coffee bitters. Small hints of vanilla.

M- Good thick viscosity, smooth all the way through, lacks carbonation.

O- Damn good beer, not as superior to the standard blackout stout that I am already very fond of.

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Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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