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RATINGS: 1243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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.


kaospunk's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaospunk (8) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Very nice deep dark color. Deep roasted aroma of coffee and toasted malts. Rich flavor. I was surprised how much carbonation was on this out of the bottle. Very nice hop flavor and aftertaste. I would love to see what a couple of months of aging would do for this one. :)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (919) - - MAY 16, 2016
2016. Pours a rich ruby brown to black brown when glassed. Finely bubbled but small and short tan head. Aroma is roasted grains and/chocolate malt. Taste is a bit sour and heavy in the roast. Front-leaning with a roasty-choco backdrop. Some notes of dark fruit. A bit thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1004) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottled. They say best by 05/16 (okayyy, you’re an imperial 9% imperial stout, get over yourself). Pours fairly dark black, small ring of tan head. Aroma is very roasted malt, lots of nice chocolate, not too heavy in the coffee. Decent bit of booze on it, Really robust. Flavor is boozy, nice body on it, not super thick and viscous, but very nice. Chocolate, roasted malt, again not much coffee. But right now it’s hitting the spot. I dig it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4886) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a jet black. Aromas of espresso/chocolate and roasted malts. Taste dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate malt with a nice bitter bite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroadestTom (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2016
Aroma caramel, chocolate, roasty, Appearance red, black, minimal head, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate light body, thin feel, Overall the color is light for a beer named blackout stout and the mouth feel is thin in my opinion, but other than that the smell and taste are very good. This beer is very drinkable for a stout that is 9% alcohol. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (940) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2016
Pours opaque cola-brown-to-black with a 1-finger tan head. Aroma of coffee with a bit of char to it. Body is medium-to-full and a bit oily. Long finish. Coffee flavor with a touch of booze. Note of char that lingers in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GIJOE (1057) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 20, 2016
Pours black as coal with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Sparse lacing. Earthy, sweet cocoa with a slight grassy finish. Chocolate and vanilla notes. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (929) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
On tap. Black in color with small beige head. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt. Rich chocolate malt flavor with some roastiness and a touch of vanilla. Full bodied with a somewhat sweet finish. Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Deep black, brown opaque, small tan head. Light milky coffee. Some chocolate. Honey sweetness. Some grassiness. Very sweet. A touch of bitterness. Creamy, heavy mouthfeel. Touch of acidity. Medium long finish. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1161) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2016
Poured from bottle. Aroma of chocolate ice cream cake. Appearance is stout black with some lacing . Tasting chocolate, mocha, cream, caramel, plum, toffee. Traces of licorice and banana.Flavors hide the alcohol well. Grassy hops in back. Palate is full flavored and quite sweet. . Overall, a great and interesting stout by GL.

3.7
   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.


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