Blackout Stout - Barrel-Aged
Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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From:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #55
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #826
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 8.51%
Ratings:
1,867
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 04, 2022
Added:
Nov 29, 2005
Wants:
  1,361
Gots:
  338
SCORE
96
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Blackout Stout - Barrel-AgedBlackout Stout - Barrel-Aged
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Photo of Manta200
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Manta200 from Kentucky

At the Cincinnati Beer Fest 2022

Apr 04, 2022
 
4.5 by dan_amdg from Illinois on Apr 03, 2022
Photo of drdiesel9483
3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - really nice black and thick with a nice tan head and lacing
Smell - coffee chocolate
Taste - coffee chocolate slight barrel and toasted malts
Feel - medium body with medium light carb
Overall - pretty basic and a little thin

Apr 02, 2022
 
5 by trevormajor from Ohio on Sep 01, 2021
 
4.18 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon on Jun 17, 2021
 
4.25 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Mar 18, 2021
Photo of Treyliff
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

2015 Vintage
12oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that has short retention

S- plenty of roast on the nose with some wet ash, chocolate and licorice. A bit meaty, with raisin and fig. Oaky bourbon undertones

T- chocolate and charred malt up front, complimented by some raisin and licorice. Mid-palate brings out a big barrel note, adding barrel juice, wet oak, and a peppery note. The finish continues with more oaky barrel, before lingering with chocolate and char

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming finish

O- a solid straight up stout with some nice barrel notes throughout

Feb 16, 2021
 
4 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 10, 2021
Photo of guckymeister
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by guckymeister from Ohio

My god, this is certainly one of my favorite beers. I was never a big stout guy, until I tried this. Unbelievably rich in flavor and texture. Poured into a regular beer glass incredibly dark with a great tone.

Jan 22, 2021
 
4.5 by Budlum from Maryland on Jan 15, 2021
 
4.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Dec 01, 2020
 
4.25 by GABrew from Georgia on Nov 30, 2020
 
4.15 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Nov 21, 2020
 
3.95 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Aug 18, 2020
 
4.35 by DOCRW from Washington on Jul 08, 2020
 
4.4 by heysuz from Indiana on Feb 29, 2020
 
4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Feb 29, 2020
Photo of Brutaltruth
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate in a snifter. This solid
warming brew pours a blackish brown with cola highlights and a
very nice head of tan khaki foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin
wafting pool, and displays some nice lacing. Nose of heavy boozy
bourbon, dark cocoa, dark coffee, vanilla, and oak. Flavors flow
in line with the nose with bourbon and vanilla that are rounded
out by oak and moderate coffee and touches of cocoa with
faint char and warming astringent booze. Mouth feel is
medium, warming, moderately rich, light carbonation,
and a warming malt forward finish that is subtly
dry.

Overall, this is solid but improves VASTLY with warmth
giving it more of an appropriate RIS mouth feel.
That said, when it is cold it is a bit thin. Even
with warmth I have had BBA Dubbels that
compare in profile almost to a T. Still
it is a solid offering from a GREAT
brewery up by the LAKES.

About 5 years ago this brew changed
with more hops, then it got thinner...it needs
to be more "chewy" to reach that prized RIS label
like it once did. I know everything changes,
but PLEASE make this more beefy like it
USED to be...like 10 years ago beefy!


Cheers

Feb 09, 2020
Photo of dafla67
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Pours dark black. Aroma is mostly bourbon with hints of roasted malts. The taste is fuller and more complex than aroma. Amazing taste combining bourbon and chocolate sweetness with roasted malts and a hint of vanilla. Solid medium/fuller feel though as is my personal taste, I would like a fuller feel. Incredible stout.

Jan 29, 2020
 
4.75 by nitter from Ohio on Dec 01, 2019
 
4.27 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Aug 05, 2019
 
3.99 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Jul 22, 2019
 
4.39 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jul 22, 2019
 
4.56 by NMA from Ohio on May 30, 2019
Photo of Sandis
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Sandis from Minnesota

2012 version sampled from 12oz. bottle at home. I very much like the low carbonation and the barrel presence is present but mild. Nice vanilla in the aroma. This has aged well.

May 28, 2019
Photo of WoodBrew
4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I tried this at the Daily Growler in Powell, Ohio. It poured an opaque dark with thin tan ring head that did not leave much lace. The scent had waifs of bourbon goodness. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bourbon and dark chocolate presence. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it was an excellent beer.

May 12, 2019
 
4.25 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 06, 2019
 
4.19 by DaveCash from New York on Apr 25, 2019
 
3.75 by C_Adams from Ohio on Apr 15, 2019
 
3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Mar 18, 2019
Photo of VABA
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a very dark color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has Bourbon, chocolate and roasted malts hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a Bourbon, chocolate and roasted malt flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A well balanced Stout

Feb 26, 2019
 
3.87 by unclekeith from Alaska on Oct 13, 2018
 
4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Aug 04, 2018
 
4.23 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Aug 04, 2018
 
4 by PatrickLipaj from Ohio on Jul 30, 2018
 
5 by joshhug141 from Ohio on Jun 09, 2018
Photo of vfgccp
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by vfgccp from New York

SAVOR DC 2018

Jun 03, 2018
 
4.49 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Jun 03, 2018
 
4.54 by Eychung from New York on May 17, 2018
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a snifter from draft at The Vine on April 28, 2018. Next time the power goes out, light a candle and pull this bottle from your cellar. Aged in bourbon barrels, our bold, roasty Blackout Stout imparts flickers of vanilla and cocoa with every illuminating sip.

May 01, 2018
Blackout Stout - Barrel-Aged from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 1867 ratings