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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,373 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,373
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 1,242
Gots: 273 | FT: 24
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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Ratings: 1,373 | Reviews: 383 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

AnotherImperial, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

wiltznucs, Feb 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

ICEMANhalo96, Feb 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

JSBILK, Feb 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

anteater, Feb 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

TaborTime, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

JohnnyMc, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Nunya, Feb 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Mike, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

mpayne5, Feb 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Miles228, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Beercanman1, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of JohnG190
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Jeff for the trade! Pours black with brown highlights when held to the light. Thin tan head that fades quickly. Not a lot of lacing to speak of. Lots of roasted coffee on the nose. Notes of chocolate, bourbon, and some dark fruit, notably fig. Bourbon on the front of the palate followed by coffee and sweet, dark fruit. Milk chocolate and tobacco on the back end. Nice malty caramel aftertaste. Bourbon gets more and more prominent as it warms. Medium bodied with light carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Overall a solid BA stout, a little over-hyped, but I'd seek it out again!

JohnG190, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

BRClemons, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

SixPack6, Feb 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

mlklein27, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

JulianC, Feb 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

yummybeer, Feb 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

CGMLS3, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Bunuelian, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of TheBullsHorn
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What can be said about this beer that hasn't already been said in other reviews. A fantastic russian imperial stout to begin with, gets raised to a complex degree when the booze and the wood are introduced from the bourbon barrel-aging. The nose comes big with notes of booze, tobacco, burnt sugar, and caramel with wood coming through in between. Same again when it comes to the palate. All those flavors with added pleasure of bourbon, and everything that that spirit brings to the table. An exceptional ale.

TheBullsHorn, Feb 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

bradfordjohnson, Feb 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

dmhurdle, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

HoppyBastard2, Feb 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

NonicPanic, Feb 15, 2014
Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,373 ratings.