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:
1,809
Reviews:
420
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
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1,365
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340
For Trade:
35
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Bottle from jbwimer. Huge thanks for this big want of mine. Bottle pours pitch black into my tulip with a small half finger khaki brown head. Aroma of loads of rich chocolate fudgy goodness, some roasty grains, bourbon, oak, coconut. Flavor is big sweet chocolate up feont with plenty of bourbon and roast, it finishes with huge vanilla from the barrel, some light coconut and chocolate and oh my lord so smooth. Velvety smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation, heavy body. This is fantastic. The finish is one of the best and it is so velvety smooth. Right up there with the best BA stouts and yet much more drinkable. Great Lakes is just such an incredible brewery.

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

Super jet onyx black with a teeny tiny head of espresso foam that dies qucikly. Aromas of big booze, bourbon, adn wood with some nutty chocolate and coffee undertones. Taset is full up hot bourbon as well as deeply roasted malts and imperial stout notes. Dark fruit also makes an entrance. Mouthfeel is thick but not cloying. Drinkability remains high especially for bourbon lovers such as I. Great!

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Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.33 out of 5 based on 1,809 ratings.
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