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Alchemist Blackout

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Alchemist Blackout
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Formerly brewed at The Alchemist
Style: Dry Stout
Waterbury, Vermont USA

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
robust, full-bodied stout made with a small amount of organic coffee. IBU 45


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10293) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2010
A deep dark stout with a thick receeding lacing dark brown head. Intense aroma of coffee grinds, earthy, chocolate, quite well perceived. In mouth, an intense yet pleasant bitter chocolate with light coffee grounds, well balanced and quaffable. On tap at brewpub, Jan. 11 2009.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2010
In short: A tasty, very roasted, dry and bitter coffee stout. Very nice session beer.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body with a small tan head
In long: I think the nose might have been medium roasted with medium coffee. It’s not totally impossible that the beer has a taste of very roasted coffee beans and light chocolate notes. There was probably not fruity flavours. I have been told there the beer is very very roasted and very dry. Possibly a strong bitterness in the finish. If all that is true than this beer is both very tasty and very sessionnable. But I’m not sure about all that really, I had a Blackout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5555) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2010
BQ2010. On draft at the brewpub in Waterbury, VT. Nose is espresso and cream. Nice notes of coffee, chocolate malt, and roast. An awesome coffee brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Pint at the brewpub. Opaque, thick black, with a smallish dark diminishing head. Robust, coffee-inflected nose, hints of milk chocolate. Flavor robust, espresso-tinged, quite bitter late, with flavor lasting forever. Nice full mouthfeel, figs and prunes and wine present in the middle. Quite good dry stout, as expected from this fine brewer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Best beer of the Vermont beer event. Strong bitter coffee aroma, lightly veregtal, cheese. Palate is a bit thin, tastes more like stale coffee and a bit of spoiled veggies. Still, while cold, this is a tasty and quenching beer. Just don’t let it get warm.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Draft at Blind Tiger. Tiny if any head at all. Drank next to the McNeills Oatmeal, this isnt half as roasty but a lot more hoppy. The flavors are apple, plum and raisens.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Draft at the blind tiger. Black, tan head with nice lacing. Nose is toffee & coffee, roasty cocoa, light burnt malt. Flavor is bitter (but not quite burnt) coffee, roasted & burnt malts, tingly hops. Long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2010
On tap at the Alchemist 02.05.10 Black in color with a light brown head. Strong aroma of coffee with roast, some caramel. Taste is nice and roasty, with alot of coffee...the coffee dries it out, but it does have enough body to back it up. Coffee bitterness and flavor lingers nicely in the finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
On tap at the brewpub in Waterbury. Nose is espresso and cream. An awesome coffee brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Draft at the brewpub - Poured a very dark black/brown in color with a foamy dark tan head that faded quickly to a thin covering over the beer. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma is very strong of coffee/espresso and faint of some hops. Flavor was also very strong coffee with hints of chocolate and dark fruits. Quite bitter. Finish is long lasting and medium bitter. I like it...


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