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Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Company

Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout

Overall: 9.7/10 by 2 dudes

Dudes: 9.7/10

Trend: 9.7/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.50%

Season: October

Have Another: 100%

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357 beers rated with a 7.9 average
  • 9.7/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 10.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 10.0 | O: 10.0
  • Color: Black
  • A: What color do you think Blackout Stout is?

    S: Cherries, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and more. Get the drift, this brews stuffs both nostrils with the scents of the best moments is life. Can it taste as good as it smells?

    T: Multi dark fruits, not thick at all, but thin in a distilled liquorious way. The after taste in my mouth is complex, but thoroughly enjoyable.

    S: So different than the other big midwest Imperial Stouts. But I mean that in the best possible way. So much less thick and full than others, but not less melange of flavors.
  • Reviewed: Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 23:30:11
  • Tasted: March 24, 2011 by rich
  • $16.99 for 22 oz. bottle
1,142 beers rated with a 7.8 average
  • 9.7/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 10.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 10.0 | O: 10.0
  • Color: Black
  • Pours opaque and as dark as a moonless night. Foam is minimal and doesn't last. No lacing.

    Aroma is huge and awesome. Oak and vanilla abound while subtle molasses, chocolate, and roasted malt come through. Coffee and dark fruits abound to make this a complex drink.

    Taste is just fantastic. Oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt all meld together to make a really drinkable huge ass beer.

    Big in the mouth with no carbonation to speak of. Dries slightly but I am astounded by how there is no over the top sweetness.

    This is just fantastic. Everything is so well balanced and compared to other beers in the category, this beer doesn't have the over the top sweetness that leave my mouth pissed off. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 23:29:13
  • Tasted: March 24, 2011 by scot
  • $17.00 for 22 oz. bottle