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RATINGS: 1163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 18, 2006
A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet and dominated by roasted malts. The flavor is very sweet with notes of roasted malt and caramel. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a very dark mahogany with a huge, creamy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Very full body, sweetish roasted malt with roasted, coffeeish accents and some chocolate. Light, bitter finish and very pleasant overall. Thanks heaps to Yogi_Beera and pivo for bringing this. 170406

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2009
Bottled, thanks Baggio! Near black, small head. Aoma of coffee with sugar. Sweet and nar full bodied and rather clean mouthfeel. Dominated by coffee, sugar and licorice. Nice, big flavours, but I prefer the lighter everyday beers from Great Lake.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to SB. Pours a clack color with a tan head. Roasted malty coffee aroma. Roasted bitter malty flavor with hoppy hints and hints of chocolate and coffee aswell. Roasted malty chocolate finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
23rd October 2010
Very dark red-brown beer. Opaque. Short lived deep tan head. Minerally dark malt nose. Softish palate, a little dry, but turns crisper. Smooth rich dark malt, well balanced chocolate and coffee. Very nice undertone of red fruits. Really good balance of flavours. Smooth and not bitter or over dry.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2006
Black color. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, leather. Smooth texture, thick mouthfeel (malt, caramel, liquorice, roasted malt…). Excellent, very well brewed. Thanks Nat!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle at Toms Glasgow tasting 2 ... smokey meaty malts ... ohhh its not right for me ... lots ofraost malts and something thats not agreeing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14139) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Bottle at Kookfest 2006. Black/dark brown colour. Bit of tar, bit of vanilla. Beige head. Lots of roasted malts and hops. Lots of choc/roastyness. Just a bit empty in the mouth.re rate choc.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle at home - Thanks to Baron - shared with Mette. Black - offwhite head. Licorice, nice malty, dryness, ok hoppy, chocolate, dark chocolate, nice coffee, lots of licorice (Polet). Nice pleasant dry hoppy finish. A bit thin finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13446) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Draught at Churchkey, courtesy of tarheels86. Black, five bubble head, great lacing. Aroma of Hershey bar and vanilla. Taste has bitter cocoa and vanilla bean. Nice one.


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