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RATINGS: 1244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A Russian Imperial Stout with a hearty malt body and bold hop flavor.
Named after the infamous "Blackout of 2003" that left the northeastern United States in complete darkness, but resulted in old-fashioned neighborhood porch parties and fun.
Available in February & March.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sigh_borg (96) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Pours opaque chocolate brown with small cream head that disappears quickly. Aroma is chocolate, roasty malt, coffee, soy sauce. Taste is slightly sweet but not cloying. Medium bodied, sits on the tongue for a minute but doesn’t linger too long. Slightly bitter finish which balances the initial sweet taste. Little bit of a boozy kick at the end as well. Nicely balanced imperial stout. Not my fave, but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (570) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with very thin creme colored head that lingers at the glass. Smells of vanilla and chocolate. Nice vanilla chocolate flavor with some heat. A bit thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5242) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
12 oz bottle shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Dark brownish with beige head. Aromas of cola, cocoa, light roast. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, cocoa, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (9221) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Fantastic imperial stout with dark roast, bitter chocolate, coffee, anise and dark fruit in a thick almost chewy package. Huge body without much heat at "only" 9%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joecon (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
A very smooth stout. As expected, very low carbonation. Pours dark with a small copper colored head. Hints of chocolate and raisins. Overall a good and very drinkable Russian Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (1093) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Thick. Know that. Deep black. Some anise scent and roasted, not smoked, malts. Taste has imperial bite and heavy tobacco leaves with light tar. Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smboselli (144) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
It was great, but if I compare it to storm king fresh from the Victory fermentor, it falls just short ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolfunnj (349) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2016
strong hops aroma with caramel malts and fruitiness in the back a bit of smoke coffee and chocolate as well improves with warmth..good appearance typical impy stout thin filmy off white head dark brown body..strong hops bitterness gives way to that fruity sweet and smoky flavor alluded to before..big thick and hot for the abv long finish..anyway its good but not great if you like scotch whiskey or alcohol heat you may want to tick this up a bit I found these 2 things as weaknesses

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (14740) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2016
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing!
Pours very dark brown colour with a mid-sized tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, red fruits, coffee. Taste of red fruits, dark roasted malt, caramel, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (1847) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Dark black. Sweet thick chocolate. Quite sweet actually. Heavy body. Enjoyable. Thx Jsquire!

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