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RATINGS: 1127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Eyejam (4) - hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007 does not count
Heaven on Earth . Dark Black and smooth . Might be the best ive tried so far . you know the Drill . chocolate and coffe !

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
floyd999 (8) - - NOV 24, 2012 does not count
A truly phenomenal imperial stout. This is about as good as it gets. High alcohol but it isnít noticeable. Black, black, black color...you canít even see through it when you put it up to a lamp...even up real close.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Eberndt (173) - - JAN 11, 2014
Deep dark color with a caramel colored head. Very drinkable with bitter chocolate and coffee flavor.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 A dark black appearance with a tan head. A roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. A nice alcohol, dark chocolate, coffee, plum, licorice, and tobacco flavor. The aftertaste is bitter and warming. This isnít as "big" as some imperials but this may be one the top stouts Iíve ever tried. It is certainly the most balanced stout Iíve yet to sample. IMO itís up there with Alesmith Speedway Stout. This is a mighty fine underrated stout. Emily you know how to provide some awesome beer!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kevin (2071) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 6, 2005
iím sitting at my uncles watching the chiefs raiders and flipping back to the history channel to watch the barbarians. i set this on the cabinet for about 10 minutes to get to the right temp, hell the label says serve at 45, iíll see what i can do. both shows are at commercial and i head to the kitchen to try my new brew. holy religious figure batman. i tend to find things when i least expect them, i have found a great beer. pitch black pour with a great brown lasting head. i could spend days on the aroma, plum, cocoa, coffee:espresso, mocha, cafe aulet, you name it iti is there. a great strong powerful roast aroma. but the sweetness is there too, wow, chocolate, buiscuity raisin, and grape. the best aroma i have encountered. alcoholic milk chocolate flavor with a strong roast flavor. i love a strong roast in an impy stout.rich coffe flavor with a great mocha quality. just heard on the tv, they came, they sacked, they plundered, yep that is this beer. a creme brulee taste is in this. it is so damn rich. but it is balanced with a great bitterness that works in with the sweet alcohol and chocolate and a bit of bubblegum. a great beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (3278) - Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Pours a deep, warm, opaque sable that is just a red tomcat whisker above black. Head is thick and dark tan, but disappears quickly - half a point off there. Aroma is rich and fills the nose with smoke, fine coffee, unsweetened chocolate and molasses. Flavor does not disappoint - rich and lip-smacking, it is like fine roast coffee mixed with unsweet chocolate, a hint of charcoal and a touch of molasses. Texture is thick, oily, smooth and lively so it doesnít just slide down the pipes but fairly dances its way to the tummy. A must for all stouties!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chryplewicz (7) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012 does not count
My favorite beer of all time. It is dark, savory, and wonderful. While the story of the name is based on an electrical blackout, if you drink the four-pack, you may have a similarly named experience.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Spacks (1) - - NOV 29, 2012 does not count
This beeris excellent. Great flavor, nice and dark, and a nice.mellow flavor with smoky chocolate flavor. Perfect.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mwooley23 (4) - - DEC 3, 2012 does not count
Pours black with slight tan head. Taste is smooth with chocolate, coffee, hops and a hint of smoke, but not overpowering. Great Lakes knows beer and somehow figured out how to make every beer they brew at a high level. Blackout stout is no different and will not disappoint. An all-around awesome imperial stout.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LKT1983 (110) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Hands down, one of the finest beers out there. Dark, rich and a huge chocolate/coffee after taste; just a wonderful brew from my favorite brewery.


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