Capa (3748) - DC, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2018
Black with a dark head. Chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, molasses, coffee. Full soft body. Complex brew that is very well softened together. Nothing overpowers. Not too bold but powerful enough to be noticed. Great. italianjohn (3367) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2018
Black pour with a thin ring of beige head and light lacing ..... aroma of caramel malts, dark fruity yeast, roasted malts, vanilla and chocolate .... taste is of dark fruity yeast, sweet, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, dry oak, vanilla, subtle bitter bite on the back end .... finish is bitter with chocolate, roasted malts and dark fruity yeast with lingering sweet dry warming whiskey notes stevoj (6019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2017
22oz Bottle at 2017 RIS tasting. Inky black pour small tight tan head. Nice smooth aroma, wood, vanilla,. Taste picks up with some gentle sweetness, slick and slippery. Not too strong, but bursting with complex flavors, delicious through and through. FROTHINGSLOSH (8446) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2017
I have wanted to try this for a long time but it ended up disappointing me. +++ Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with orange highlights and a small foamy off-white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was maple, molasses, toffee and dark fruit. The flavor was molasses, maple wood, cherry and fig. Long wood, molasses and maple finish. Moderately full bodied and smooth. SG111 (2199) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottled at Clubhouse BFD event. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak, coffee, roasted, some dark fruit. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, oak, coffee, boozy burn. Very prominent bourbon. Very good.
Cybercat (6503) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Pours coffee brown with a nice light tan head. Aroma delivers roast malt, woody, bourbon, caramel, and subtle coffee notes. Flavor features bourbon, woody, roasted malt and caramel tones. Viscous mouthfeel has decent fizz. Black is black, I want my brewer back! tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2016
draft sampler that poured motor oil black with smallish mocha colored head. nice nose of deep roasted malts, dried dark fruits, coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate. rich and thick mouth feel absolutely golden or I should say black. very well balanced and so full of flavors. Enwiebe (319) - - OCT 21, 2016
10/20/16. Draft at Criterion. As one reviewer said, hard to believe they cold make Blackout better. Barrel aged on draft it's pretty darn good. Pitch black w minimal head. Super thick viscous mouth w lots of dried fruit and licorice. Not sure where reviewers are picking up the bourbon. Mmmmm
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Pours pitch black with a small beige head. Smells roasty, chocolate, and hints of oak. Taste is sweet, oak and vanilla, subtle roast and chocolate. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout finishes with a pleasant boozy sweetness. rouhlas (4056) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 1, 2016
355 ml bottle at home. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, licorice, chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, dried fruits, wood, alcohol, vinous in the beginning more bourbony when it gets warmer. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.