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

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

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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Poured on tap at The Great Taste of the Midwest 2011. 5 oz pour into a tasting glass.

A- Pours pitch black opaque color, one finger dark brown head that dissipates quickly to a nice brown ring around the glass. Nice lacing and retention.
S- Really nice bourbon and vanilla aroma up front, dark roasted malts, chocolate, oak/wood, caramel.
T- Similar to nose, well balanced tasty beer, bourbon and vanilla taste upfront, chocolate, slight coffee taste, dark roasted malts, nice oak presence, caramel, slight black licorice flavor in the finish, really well balanced beer.
M- Big mouth feel, decent carbonation, smooth drinking, nice heat as it goes down but nothing overpowering.
O- I’ve wanted to try this beer for some time. This beer was one of the beers on the top of my list to try at this year’s festival. Really well balanced Bourbon barrel aged stout; I will for sure seek out a couple of bottles of this gem.

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