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RATINGS: 1187   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.

yankeefan21's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yankeefan21 (134) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle: Pours deep black with minimal beige head. Deep roasted aroma with lots of dark malt, burnt toast, and roasted coffee bean. Taste is smoke and roasted coffee bean bitterness with very little malt sweetness to balance. It has almost an instant coffee quality to it. Alcohol heat is also present. This beer is actually pretty light in body with a long dry finish. It’s nothing to write home about. Certainly not in my wheelhouse, though I am not a coffee drinker. If you like coffee, maybe give it a shot?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enwiebe (179) - - MAR 5, 2015
3/4/15. Bottle. Pours dark mahogany with quickly fading mocha head. Nice nose with roasted and dark fruit notes. Mouth is just the balance I like in a imperial stout. Big slightly boozy mouthfeel with lots of complex dark chocolate and coffee notes. Reminds me of Duck Rabbit Baltic porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crajun (1026) - , Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle to glass liked much less than the barrel aged. Aroma is coffee and some dark fruits. Taste is similar with some bitterness. Drying chocolate. Don’t think this came together that well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1325) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Nose dark fruit, chocolate, slight mineral and earthy. Taste mild roast, then the dark fruit flavors. Mid palate light bitter and roast. Fruit flavors predominante over the roast flavors. Some roast in the finish. Very easy to drink. Thick mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HoppyScallywag (83) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Very very good. Almost like drinking a smooth chocolate milk. I don't know what else to say. I'm half kicked in the ass. I'd certainly get it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2032) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
A really nice stout. Would love to try the acclaimed barrel aged version of this. Pours black with rich mocha head. Aromas of meaty resin and smoke as well as sour cherry. Flavors are sweet lactose, sour cherry, a bit of campfire, and a nice balanced roasted malt finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (793) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle. Black with a quick fading mocha head. Aroma and taste are mainly dark fruit with hints of fudge and roasted malts. The alcohol is very noticeable. Good, but I expected better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3862) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruit. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Aromas are rich and earthy, birch, molasses, cocoa, burnt. Black with a moderately lasting tan head. Some malt sweetness throughout, quite complex, some astringent, green flavors, redolent of minty floral, fennel, birch. Full bodied, quite viscous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1043) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Black pour with a thin espresso head. Aroma of chocolate. Medium bodied mouth. Taste is full of chocolate and fudge. Bitter finish with lots of roasted grain. Caramel is present too. A little bit of alcohol bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jared_Clifton (27) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Pour dark brown with tan head. Medium to heavy body. Tastes of coffee, milk chocolate, with a creamy sweetness then finishes with some roasted malt and dark fruits. A really underestimated imperial stout.

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