Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by OSUBeerStudent:
4.4/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle courtesy of trystero. Thanks Peter.
A - Opaque black with a moderately dense mocha head that pretty quickly dissipates to a ring around the edges. What I expect from such a stout.
S - Maybe a bit cold but nice, subtle. Very vanilla, oaky bourbon most prevalent but doesn't punch you in the face. Some coffee, chocolate, licorice present too. A very nice nose but fainter than expected.
T - The bourbon is pretty subtle. Not boozy like some of the other giants (KBS, BCBS). Definitely more oaky than many BBA stouts. More vanilla and oaky bourbon here, following the nose. Chocolate and coffee more present here than in the nose. Very pleasant and less boozy. No alcohol here. This is a BBA stout that's not super-sweet - the chocolate is bitter chocolate.
M - Fairly thick. The carbonation isn't super-high, so it definitely has a thick, almost coating feel. Because this beer isn't very sweet, though, the thickness doesn't lead to a syrupy feel. Very dry on the finish. Very drinkable.
Overall this is a very good beer. It definitely stands out from many of the other BBA stouts that are cropping up everywhere from the bitter chocolate and dry oak. It also benefits from being under 10% ABV in that there's no booziness to speak of. Definitely worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2012 01:05:51 | More by OSUBeerStudent
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour is dark brown with a tight toffee colored head. Nose is light bourbon and wood, fair bit of sweet milk chocolate, hints of anise and chewy caramel. Taste has more wood, lots. Fairly forward bourbon notes, lots of rich milk chocolate and some sweeter caramel type malt. Full bodied, thick and creamy with strong carbonation and some alcohol burn through the finish. Heavy on the bourbon and wood side.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 15:41:29 | More by cpetrone84
Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,265 ratings.