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RATINGS: 608   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (3878) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, oak, vanilla, some chocolate and coffee, and some hints of spices. Flavor the same with a nice blend and the bourbon adding a lot to the base beer. Smooth, thick texture. A really good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sturmthis (387) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours a wonderful black with off white head. Smells of cherry and Bourbon. A thick feel to this beer. Can really taste the Bourbon and has a dry aftertaste. A very very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (740) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
On draft at Great Lakes. Jet black, small and tight head. Strong whiskey smell. Strong whiskey taste, beer compliments the end with a little dark chocolate mellowness. Strong. I bet some will love but only does a little for me.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BMMillsy (1325) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle from a great trader. 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, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2014
bottle. Fuller bodied black pour. rich stout. Big roast, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla. Very balanced, very s=mooth at 9%. Very impressive

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (951) - 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 (3999) - 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 (1991) - 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 (2052) - 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 (1499) - 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.


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