Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Black but thin enough to get some red hues shining through easily. Small amount of head, gone quick.
S - Great smell. Lots of caramel, bourbon, raisins, some alcohol )but not enough to be off-putting). Quite delicious.
T - First a caramel chocolate sweetness. Then the tiniest amount of alcohol followed by a nice roasted coffee. Really a lot going on. The flavor lingers nicely. Maybe the tiniest bit hot at this point --it's pretty fresh for a BA beer. I like it.
M - Nicely carbonated, good feeling as it goes down. Light to medium body. Not oily or thick.
O - This is a really nice beer. It gets a lot of bonus points for being as complex as it is. It's changed a lot as it's warmed up (as expected). I love the base beer and I cannot wait to see what happens to this with a year or 2 of age on it. I have 3 more 2012's... plan on drinking one in a few months, one in a year, and one a couple years down the road. I'll try to edit this as I go!
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2012 01:30:22 | More by dlello2
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