Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.44/5 rDev +1.6%
1 yr old bottle, poured into a Vault Brewing Co Snifter at around 50F.
Pours a dark brown, near black body, light tan head of good thickness with decent retention, some lacing.
Smell is a lot more bourbon barrel forward than I expected. Heavy bourbon and vanilla, with oak, roasty malt, toffee, and chocolate.
Taste is pretty much along the nose. Really nice bourbon barrel character with a lot of vanilla, bourbon, toffee, and chocolate. A smooth taste. Aftertaste is bitter and roasty. No alcohol burn whatsoever.
Mouthfeel is medium at best. However, the carbonation is about right and it is fairly smooth with a dry finish, not overly sticky.
Overall, this is an excellent BA RIS, one that I am enjoying immensely. It could definitely use a thicker mouthfeel, but is still quite delicious. Worth seeking out.
11-25-2013 06:13:22 | More by MCain04
Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,301 ratings.