Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thegodfather1076:
4.41/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Presentation: Very cool label in the traditional GLBC style. Label has a small description of the beer, ABV info, brewed on date, brewery info, web info, and serving temp recommendation. Neck label has a cool back story on the beer. 25th Anniversary Cap.
Appearance: Appearance: I allowed this to warm for 10min before pouring from its 12oz bottle into a 16oz snifter. An aggressive pour lead to a 1 finger tan foam head of medium density atop a jet black colored beer that lets absolutely no light through. Retention was a solid 2min 9sec before fading to a thin foam coating and ring. Very good lacing.
Smell/Aroma: Aroma has strong hints of bourbon throughout. Vanilla and hints of roast coffee and a chocolate malt can be detected. A light anise spice is apparent along with hints of alcohol.
Flavor/Taste: Taste starts out a bit nutty with hits of chocolate followed by a woody vanilla flavor. Finishes with a roast coffee taste. A nice bourbon backbone can be tasted throughout. Alcohol is also detectable throughout.
MouthFeel/Drinkability: On the heavier side of medium bodied with a medium carbonation and an oily creamy mouthfeel. Drinkability is medium.
Overall/Comments: Very good offering that is complex in the nose as well as on the palette. BABOS lives up to the hype that surrounds it. Be prepared for this to fall on the expensive side but I think that is to be expected from a limited release. Classified as a Russian Imperial Stout at 9.5% ABV. Consumed 3/15/13.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2013 14:00:43 | More by thegodfather1076
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