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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A Handcrafted Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Barrels from Cleveland, Ohio.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (876) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a brown murky black, low head. Aroma is big bourbon and light roast. Taste is rich oak ad booze roast, a bit overpowering booze and light roast, tasty but I prefer the regular blackout stout.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3872) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to jmagnus, thsnks bro. Poured a thicker bodied syrupy pitch black with a super small dense beige foamy head. Aroma is great once this warms up a bit. Dark spiced rum, chocolate cake batter, wood, marshmallows, dark fruit skins. Syrupy fuller bodied with lively csrbonation and a good dose of alcohol heat that leaves a lot of lingering warmth on the back of my throat. Flavor of alcohol, dry old chocolate, barrel, dry toast, vanilla extract, chocolate dipped dark fruit. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2013
Dark brown/black colour, small golden head. Thick and full bodied, slightly slick, but not too much. Aroma is lots of bourbon barrel, boozy, rich dark chocolate, some sweetness. Dominated by the bourbon. Taste is nice. bourbon is more subtle but still there. Slight bitterness, quite chocolatey, bourbon at the finish. Porter like fruitiness and a bit of roast, but bourbon really dominates. I like it though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Dark Opqaue Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Vanilla, Chocolate Malts T: Vanilla, Woody, Mild Toasted Chocolate Malts M: Average Carbonation, Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy Overall, a really solid sweet barrel aged imperial stout...always solid.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottled 2013 Iím a huge fan of Blackout and I am happy to have this one in my hands. Itís been a want of mine for quite some time that a gracious local BA put into my hands. Itís black as itís namesake and has a central pillow and flanking ring of mocha foam. Smells of graham, oak, toasted malts, residually melted sugars, a hint of craft caramel, some vanilla, alcohol and raw oats. Flavor follows suit: malts, oak, vanilla, oak, leathery, a bit of fig, a solid molasses undertone (nothing too overpowering, just a complement), and some nougat. Nearly full bodied with slightly hi carb and a semi dry finish. This a really tasty beer. Iím glad to have had it, and I would drink it again for certain.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (435) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Good. Pours black, thin tan head. Aroma of barrel, chocolate, coffee. Taste is cheap bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and some oak. Medium body thin to medium carbonation. Not as good as others in the style. Needs a bigger body and smoother barrel taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12oz 2013 vintage served into a snifter. Pours jet black with a mocha colored head, leaving just a ring of lace. Aromas of brownie, oak, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. The flavor follows! Huge fudge, coffee, smooth bourbon/wood, plum, and lingering roasted goodness. What a fuckin treat!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1380) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours deep red, no head. Smell is strong oak and bourbon vanilla Taste is ashy, roast, coco. Barrel doesnít come through as much as I was expecting. Fuller bodied, rich. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2012 Vintage via trade with audiovivid. Drank on evening of Trent Richardson trade. Seems appropriate. The appearance is a deep brown black hue not too much head, a bit a a micro with tan head. Nose is rich with full oak bourbon laced barrel staves with a cereal grain backing.Flavors are a bit thin on entry leading to a more malty middle with bourbon and oak to close it out. A very long alcohol finish. Vanilla starts to build nicely as does a truer bourbon. A bit rough around the edges but grows on you quickly. Perhaps a touch more time would of been good but a very enjoyable brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4766) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Black pour, khaki head. Wood, vanilla, light bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. Great palate, boozy, wood, leather, coffee, chocolate, great.


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