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

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Ratings: 1,425
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 1,269
Gots: 278 | FT: 22
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a brownish black. a small tannish head that has strong retention and leaves a small lacing behind. some brownish alcohol legs. opaque with darkness.

Smell: brown sugar, bourbon, dark fruits. chocolate and alcohol warmth

Taste: opens up with a good kick of bourbon and booze. sweet notes of brown sugar and dark fruits. towards the backend there is some dark malts ranging from roasted to some slight chocolate. strong alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel: heavy, sweet and strong alcoholic warmth and bitterness.

Overall: a very solid ba stout. certainly worth a try and one I'd happily go for again but not going to give up too much for it. great sweetness that isn't cloying and full of complexity. I wouldn't expect anything less than this from Great Lakes.

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Smell 19/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 9/10
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Overall 91/100

Nice and very well balanced BA stout. Is very good and has some real good flavor. It is a bit light for such a big stout. Which I guess is good since it makes for easy drinking. I was told to let I sit a year and didn't. In retrospect I wish I would have. The problem is I am from Cleveland and needed something celebratory since I found out Lebron came back today~

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Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,425 ratings.