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

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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

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1,815
Reviews:
423
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
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3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2014 12oz. I have had this a bunch, first review

A- Pitch black to dark brown. Transparent around the edges, but full in the middle. Minimal coffee lacing with low legs. No sticking to the glass, very watery like a CW BA Stout,,,, blah

S- Burnt toffee>sweet malt>dark fruits> and finally the barrel. Thin smelling.

T- Burnt sugar and toffee> sweet malt> barrel> dark fruit.

M- Just fn thin. So sick of thin midwest ba stouts. Central Waters crushes thin BA stouts, Great Lakes has crushed every vintage... whatever, this was an extra. Tastes good when you think of it that way.

O- Just done with Central Waters and Great Lakes. I invite Founders and Goose Island.

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4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: dark brown to black pour with a small tan head that clings to the edge of the glass but doesn't touch the middle.

S: bourbon sweetness, toffee, burnt sugar, and dark sweet malt.

T: great balance of sweetness of toffee and bourbon with the earthy bitterness of hops and dark chocolate.

M: great carbonation, but could use just a tad more body to it. Still a fantastic feel to this beer.

O: Excellent beer, quite different from the sweet barrel aged stouts that I like (BCBS, Black Note) and much better bourbon flavor than the hoppier and drier stouts like Abyss and BA Blackbeerd. Maybe it's the time I'm drinking it (5 months after release), but it's delicious.

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Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.33 out of 5 based on 1,815 ratings.
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