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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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1,150 Ratings
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Ratings: 1150
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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jasonjlewis

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice 1/2 finger head with nice retention and a very dark color.

Smell is of licorice, roasted and chocolate malts with a slight undertone of mint that seems to happen in several stouts. There is s smell that is bourbonesque.

Roasted and chocolate malts come through and provide undersones of licorice and malt. Toffee comes through to add some sweetness.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth and fully bodied, there is a bit of alcohol but I think it will die down as the beer ages.

This is a very smooth and drinkable beer. Thanks to Deuane for the sample, this is a top notch RIS.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 06:20:56 | More by jasonjlewis
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341ml Bottle received in trade with iguenard - thanks! 2014 edition

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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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