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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,267 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,267
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 1,219
Gots: 274 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,267 | Reviews: 381 | Display Reviews Only:
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schwaeh

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.5%

01-10-2012 00:47:47 | More by schwaeh
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Sooch222

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-09-2012 01:29:53 | More by Sooch222
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured deep brown with a light tan cap

S: Faded bourbon, light cocoa, roasted malt and booze

T: Immediate faded bourbon, hints of vanilla, minute cocoa with tobacco and old wood. Booze was noticable but faded

M: Big body overall but I felt it was a bit thin on the way down

O: Good overall, nice drinking RIS but was looking for a bit more taste, heartiness and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 15:11:26 | More by barleywinefiend
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Doodler

Colorado

5/5  rDev +14.4%

01-08-2012 04:05:21 | More by Doodler
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-05-2012 19:06:02 | More by THECPJ
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elephantrider

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3%

01-02-2012 22:17:29 | More by elephantrider
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StayCeeJay

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.4%

01-01-2012 01:09:29 | More by StayCeeJay
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brianlindman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

12-31-2011 14:38:14 | More by brianlindman
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%

12-31-2011 03:03:22 | More by Brown120
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bespin15

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3%

12-30-2011 19:21:11 | More by bespin15
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3%

12-29-2011 19:42:40 | More by TCgoalie
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twohearteddean

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.4%

12-29-2011 16:56:21 | More by twohearteddean
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hopmeister

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

12-28-2011 02:51:15 | More by hopmeister
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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

Taken from notes on 12.20.2011

22oz bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip. This followed the none BA version.

A - Pours a dark brown with a very thin dark tan head that is gone almost instantly.

S - Vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and oak.

T - Again nice vanilla and chocolate, with a bourbon-oak finish.

D - Still smooth and nice. Lower carbonation and again a thinner body like the standard Blackout.

O - I was very impressed. A great tasting beer, but again a bit thin.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 23:47:14 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Sench

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.4%

12-26-2011 08:13:58 | More by Sench
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thegrogbog

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3%

12-23-2011 00:42:38 | More by thegrogbog
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Jparkanzky

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3%

12-23-2011 00:12:39 | More by Jparkanzky
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got a bottle of the 2010 release in a trade from tburkhart!

Appearance:
Jet black with a thin tan head. This is what I've come to expect a good stout looks like, but there isn't the brown oily resin that I see in the exceptional ones.

Smell:
Strong bourbon at first with a little roastiness. This a really strong scented stout.

Taste:
This is an incredibly strong stout with tons of barrel flavors (vanilla and bourbon) as well as a strange woody aftertaste. I've tried the non-barrel aged beer and it was outstanding, but this is a completely changed beer. In my opinion it's one of the best beers to spend time in a barrel because it's already outstanding and this just makes it even better.

Mouthfeel:
The mouthfeel was full bodied stout meets aging and bourbon flavors. The beer has very little carbonation and a strong chocolate/woody aftertaste that lingers. I honestly would have preferred a little more carbonation to make this creamier with all of its inherently heavy caramel and chocolate flavors.

Overall:
Strong flavored beer with generous attributes given by the barrel. It was technically an extra I didn't pay for, but I'm almost certain it's worth the price. There's so much flavor and it definitely rivals an aged BCBS (which is way too alcoholic when fresh). I would have liked a little more body, but it's not worth complaining about.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 02:44:42 | More by ThePorterSorter
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raznug

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3%

12-20-2011 00:22:28 | More by raznug
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%

12-19-2011 15:07:54 | More by jwelsh
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Jakers90

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.4%

12-19-2011 05:33:20 | More by Jakers90
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StayWhatYouAre2

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.5%

12-18-2011 14:30:12 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
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TasteTester

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.4%

12-17-2011 00:27:19 | More by TasteTester
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jobcrackerbah

California

5/5  rDev +14.4%

12-16-2011 12:15:13 | More by jobcrackerbah
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DrDogbeer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.4%

12-15-2011 15:41:52 | More by DrDogbeer
Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,267 ratings.