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

BA SCORE
4.36/5
1,819 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Dogbrick on 11-29-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#343
Reviews:
423
Ratings:
1,819
pDev:
8.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,362
Gots:
339
Trade:
33
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml Bottle received in trade with iguenard - thanks! 2014 edition

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size frothy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains, coffee, wood/booze

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and faint coffee. There is also nutty/pie crust type flavour

Overall - I was expecting it to be a little thicker looking, but its fairly light and lively and it has a tremendous flavour. It's a big beer but it is still very well balanced and all the flavours work very well together. The barrel aging isn't all that pronounced, it just accentuates the beer a touch. A high quality brew that is surprising not cloying in the least.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Has the look of used motor oil with extremely small amount of carbonation, the bubbles dissipate very quickly. Somewhat more transparent than what I expected.

S - Bourbon forward on the nose, with hints of oak and coffee.

T- The taste is a amalgamation of bourbon and malt, the sweetness pairs effortlessly with the coffee bitters. Small hints of vanilla.

M- Good thick viscosity, smooth all the way through, lacks carbonation.

O- Damn good beer, not as superior to the standard blackout stout that I am already very fond of.

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Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 1,819 ratings
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