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Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,341
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 1,228
Gots: 281 | FT: 26
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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4/5  rDev -8.5%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

mhenson42, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

jackmax, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

trojanshawn, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

bowzer4birdie, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

jmkoller11, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

matt2591, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Oakhtar, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

ChicagoNick, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Guzzle_McBrew, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Roze, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

ThreeFishes, Jun 24, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle poured into tulip 24/06/14 cheers schnarr84 for the bottle

A not exactly a blackout as I can see half way to the other side under the fast falling finger of foam that leaves no lace, some wide legs on 9.5%? seems odd

S vanilla, sweet bourbon, coco nibs, chocolate syrup, raisins, plums, some charred wood, a little more booze then expected at 9.5% but it doesn't hinder the cause, smells sweet but sexy

T thankfully it mimics the smell, faint sweetened coffee, booze keeps this one from true glory, some licorice I didn't notice on the nose, plenty of barrel, tastes as good as the smell

M a little thin but silky upon entry and almost creams up from the bubbles, its hot for 9.5% some tannins and almost numbs your lips

O looks and feels basic but smells and tastes awesome, either the booze is poorly concealed or this clocks in a little higher then the label states, legs and booze throughout? I gotta feeling this one picked up some ABV in the barrel

Even though the most important aspects are well taken care of I think this one's not living up to its potential fresh, thankfully I'm going to have a second bottle to age, cheers Patrick!!

wordemupg, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

velcrogrip, Jun 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Danny1217, Jun 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

paskinsj, Jun 22, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a stout. Black, lighter then tan head boardering on off white. Sticky lacing, relative good staying power in the head. Aroma is some what muted, what is there smells of vanilla mixed with chocolate milk and light roast. But again it is very faint, however as it 'breaths' the aroma pronounces itself more. Flavor wins all the points here. Nice marriage of barrel to beer. Chocolate, roast, and vanilla mesh seemlessly with bourbon barrel vanilla and toffee. Velvety smooth mouthfeel and rich. Little hint of alocohole here and there, actually kinda hot-ish for a beer of 9.5%. That's it that's all, great beer here.

pmlondrigan, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Phillyz, Jun 21, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours with very little head.

S - mild coffee smell and chocolate milk. A hint of bleached white toast.

T- Some bourbon and roasted malt up front. Some cocoa. A bit more bitterness on the finish then I would like.

M - Wow. Wow. Wow. This mouthfeel is incredible. Silken. Nicely carbonated. I almost don't want to swallow this.

O - Really good barrel-aged stout. The alcohol is not very noticeable. The mouthfeel is incredible and the taste is very good.

BakaGaijin, Jun 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

leftstagebrew, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

romulus523, Jun 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Taylor_Cooper, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

HookemHoos, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

kjrod20, Jun 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

bruedabaker, Jun 18, 2014
Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,341 ratings.