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

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1,242 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,242
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 1,206
Gots: 271 | 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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Ratings: 1,242 | Reviews: 381 | Display Reviews Only:
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-03-2013 02:21:21 | More by liamt07
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brewtus

Ohio

4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 release vintage poured into snifter. Pours black with a small off white head. Smell is full of great bourbon oak notes, some cinnamon, sweet marshmallow, some coffee , some chocolate. Taste starts with a hit of smooth bourbon oak barrel, some hints of cocoa, coffee, sweet dark fruit, again some cinnamon, small anise flavor. Texture is perfect, velvety smooth. Overall this beer is fantastic, I had one fresh and it was pretty hot, after about 8 months it's has aged wonderfully, amazing bba stout from an amazing Ohio brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 01:05:54 | More by brewtus
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legend8706

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-01-2013 12:28:15 | More by legend8706
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LSMroz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

09-30-2013 21:25:36 | More by LSMroz
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maximus_rebel

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.2%

09-30-2013 19:44:21 | More by maximus_rebel
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Cazlo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-29-2013 14:09:52 | More by Cazlo
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-28-2013 22:58:32 | More by HeyYoMar
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-27-2013 14:51:48 | More by emottram
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-27-2013 02:38:25 | More by alysmith4
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-21-2013 18:33:58 | More by itsthepleats
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ynsane

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being a huge fan of the original Blackout Stout already, I just had to give the barrel aged version a whirl. I was impressed. The added oakiness (for better lack of term) was a grand addition to an already phenomenal brew. It added a great depth of flavor to the already great stout that Great Lakes has had brewing for a while. The mocha notes that start as you take your first sip are satisfying and enjoyable, while the finish hits you with notes of bourbon and vanilla. If you enjoyed the original, give this one a try. I do not think you will be disappointed.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2013 01:24:49 | More by ynsane
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drebrew

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-15-2013 03:25:00 | More by drebrew
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NW2285

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-15-2013 01:43:50 | More by NW2285
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rxeight

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-13-2013 16:56:36 | More by rxeight
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Benjiehorn

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-12-2013 22:37:35 | More by Benjiehorn
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neorunner

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

09-12-2013 16:48:47 | More by neorunner
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

09-12-2013 01:45:19 | More by CityofBals
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dvsbizzyb

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

09-11-2013 04:58:24 | More by dvsbizzyb
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LockeSD

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-10-2013 17:30:46 | More by LockeSD
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-07-2013 03:40:45 | More by mendvicdog
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CanadaBlue

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

09-05-2013 05:19:39 | More by CanadaBlue
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harrymel

Washington

4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 2013

I'm a huge fan of Blackout and I am happy to have this one in my hands. It's been a want of mine for quite some time that a gracious local BA put into my hands.

It's black as it's namesake and has a central pillow and flanking ring of mocha foam. Smells of graham, oak, toasted malts, residually melted sugars, a hint of craft caramel, some vanilla, alcohol and raw oats. Flavor follows suit: malts, oak, vanilla, oak, leathery, a bit of fig, a solid molasses undertone (nothing too overpowering, just a complement), and some nougat. Nearly full bodied with slightly hi carb and a semi dry finish. This a really tasty beer. I'm glad to have had it, and I would drink it again for certain.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 09:20:22 | More by harrymel
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cp45

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-02-2013 17:33:09 | More by cp45
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indieliker

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-01-2013 23:53:30 | More by indieliker
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-31-2013 04:16:23 | More by rab53
Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,242 ratings.