Great Lakes 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
Ratings:
1,810
Reviews:
421
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
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1,366
Gots:
340
For Trade:
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Photo of rypkr
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 snifter pour

L - pretty lackluster. Very light for a stput. Medium brown with medium frothed khaki head.

S - faint everything. Faint bourbon, faint lactose, sour dark fruit. Base beer smells better.

T - sweet roast. Sweet char. Vanilla, lactose, cream. Mild bourbon and vanilla.

F - creamy, spicy, absurd alcohol for 9.5%. It's not hot, but I've had 15% stouts that had less detectable alcohol. This is okay that because I like alcohol to be present in a big beer.

Overall. Far from a world class ba beer. It's maybe not even as impressive as blackout stout. It's not bad, it's just not above status quo. The biggest selling point it has I'd being a solid sub double digit ba stout. If this were in a 12oz bottle and not brewery only release it'd have much merit. But as a limited bomber - it's one and done.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Booner818
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Nedster10
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stefko
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dflo32
3.41/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Overkill on the oaky flavor.

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

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wanderingpints
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mush
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.04/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Black with a minimal tan head dying to a thin ring.

Lots of woody, dry oak on the nose, almost a smoked applewood, like bacon, with soy sauce, and roasted almond.

Very heavily roasted, tangy malt flavor, with roasted almond, soy sauce, and a smoked hammy-ness.

Thin, fizzy and a little hot.

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneEye78
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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

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Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.33 out of 5 based on 1,810 ratings.
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