Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dogbrick on 11-29-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#355
Reviews:
428
Ratings:
1,836
pDev:
8.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

SAVOR DC 2018

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eychung
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Look: Opaque cola black with brown highlights. The head is thick for a barrel aged beer and is cream colored.

Smell: Smooth and spicy bourbon notes. Vanilla, baking spices, leather, dark chocolate fudge, oak, and, some dark pitted fruits.

Taste: Bourbon soaked date cake with drizzled chocolate syrup. Sweet but just shy of being too decadent. The bourbon is rich and complex. Much like the nose.

Feel: Prickly carbonation. Full bodied but smooth. Just a bit of alcohol. Thinner then most big stouts like this.

Overall: Excellent. The flavor is absolutely spot on. I wish it had just a hair more body because it can seem a bit cola like with some sips. A spectacular treat.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle at 2017 RIS tasting. Inky black pour small tight tan head. Nice smooth aroma, wood, vanilla,. Taste picks up with some gentle sweetness, slick and slippery. Not too strong, but bursting with complex flavors, delicious through and through.

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4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle. 2014 vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great a nice almost black hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of dark fruits, caramel, nougat, molasses, little bit of faint roasted black malts, good chocolates, the bourbon is super super faint.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with real good chocolate and roasted malts, nice vanilla, really good dark fruits. Excellent base beer here with really solid barrel notes.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, good body, alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a very good Russian imperial stout, aged very nicely.

Serving Type: bottle

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4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage
Light fizzy head, no lacing, very black beer, decent legs

Nose big dark malts, little roasty, tons of cocoa dark chocolate, little vanilla barrel and faint oak, nougat marshmallow like, very light sweet whiskey like, big fudge and expensive chocolate, caramel

Taste again big chocolate, expensive cocoa, little roasty and loads of caramel, fluffy nougat and marshmallow, touch nutty, little bitterness, mild vanilla barrel faint bourbon, dark chocolate late, drier finish no booze, powdered cocoa, fudge, little roast

Mouth is thicker little creamy, no booze, lighter carb

Overall base beer aged incredibly, wish the barrel was more.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 1,836 ratings