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RATINGS: 1207   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.

edgallow's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2012
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is malts, coffee, sweet chocolate and oats. Nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turboninja (282) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Tap@Great Lakes brewpub, Cleveland, USA. Medium aroma with licorice and some malts. Pitch black color with no head. Strong, smooth taste of licorice, bit overaged berries and a hint of roasted malts. Medium balanced. Medium taste spectrum and long hoppy licoricy after taste. Strong body with light carbonation. Overall the sweetness almost destroys the great product. More malts needed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (645) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Pours a hearty black with a small tan head. Smells of chocolate, resin. Taste is bitter and sweet - smooth - roasty, chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (387) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, coffee, Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (175) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Fresh bottle. Opaque pour, gossamer head. Nose of toffee, cocoa, gentle coffee, flowers, rich milk chocolate, enticingly balanced hop presence. Flavor has some nice dark fruit, molasses & caramel, floral and noble hops, just extraordinarily enjoyable. Soft carbonation, milky yet cleanly-finishing body. A classic in the winter months of heavy lake-effect frigidity and torrential snowfall we get in the Forest City.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Tap @ Sienna Mercato rooftop. Very dark with dissipating tan head. Smells like raisin bread. Chocolaty flavor. Smooth but still dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (2128) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle. Deep roasted stout with lots of hop zing and malt sweetness. Perhaps a little too cloying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhatton (234) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Deep black body with lumpy khaki head. Foam recedes rather quickly to a thin film. Wonderful roasty aroma of coffee and milk chocolate. Taste has hints of caramel sweetness, bitter cocoa nibs, blackberries, and roasted malts. Moderate bitters on the back end that progresses into a nice warmth. Full flavor, medium body and very palatable considering the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (522) - USA - JUN 20, 2015
A dark brown color with finger of khaki head that settles on the surface. Smells of raisin, plum, grape, fig, some roasted coffee. Taste is chocolate grape, raisin, sweet coffee, some roastiness, ash. Very little hop bitter. An overall chocolate maltiness with various dark fruits. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnokk (289) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2015
APPEARANCE – pitch black… like its namesake. NOSE – not a lot going on here. FLAVOR – deep roasty malt flavors. Just enough bitterness. NOTES – perhaps the definition of straight up imperial stouts. Delish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2015
12oz bottle - 2012 vintage - pours black with tan head , moderate lacing . Roasty aroma with some fruity notes . Roast, cocoa and faint licorice flavors . Not bad . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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