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

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Ratings: 1,435
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 1,273
Gots: 278 | FT: 23
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Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 11-29-2005)
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of hops202
4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into snifter. 2014 Vintage

A - pours black with hints of brown around the edges

S - tons of bourbon, some vanilla and sugar

T - bourbon up front, with lots of burnt sugar, some caramel and vanilla and less chocolate than expected having been very familiar with the regular blackout stout.

M - very smooth but almost a bit to thin

O - incredibly delicious barrel aged version of an already phenomenal stout

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of anhigdon
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of AlMarzo
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Thecasehead
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Theortiz01
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of nandemo1
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of GopherPharmer
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of PaulyB83
3.87/5  rDev -11.4%

Poured into a nonic pint glass at Local Roots in Powell, OH.

A- Black, small off-white ring of head, very slight amount of light coming through on the edges.

S- Unripe banana, chocolate, slight dark fruit, coffee, slight vanilla.

T- Chocolate covered cherry, coffee, some alcohol coming through.

M- A bit on the thin side for a barrel aged imperial stout.

O- I was really lucky to find this on tap while I was in Columbus for the weekend. I was a bit disappointed by this one, not a that big of a barrel presence to me. I might even say I prefer Dragon's Milk to this.

Photo of tswater
4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Denzo
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of spinrsx
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml Bottle received in trade with iguenard - thanks! 2014 edition

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size frothy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains, coffee, wood/booze

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and faint coffee. There is also nutty/pie crust type flavour

Overall - I was expecting it to be a little thicker looking, but its fairly light and lively and it has a tremendous flavour. It's a big beer but it is still very well balanced and all the flavours work very well together. The barrel aging isn't all that pronounced, it just accentuates the beer a touch. A high quality brew that is surprising not cloying in the least.

Photo of bryanbullock
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Has the look of used motor oil with extremely small amount of carbonation, the bubbles dissipate very quickly. Somewhat more transparent than what I expected.

S - Bourbon forward on the nose, with hints of oak and coffee.

T- The taste is a amalgamation of bourbon and malt, the sweetness pairs effortlessly with the coffee bitters. Small hints of vanilla.

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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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,435 ratings.