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RATINGS: 646   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Handcrafted Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Barrels from Cleveland, Ohio.

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4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jampics (8) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2008
I guess this is my first rating here but anything but my first Great Lakes beer! I took the day off to stop down at trhe brewery and pick up my daily allotment of the BABOS - I only hope there’s more left tomorrow (they said they expect a bit left, but everything should be gone by 12:00 noon 10/17). I could use an extra 6 bottles - even at $14 a piece. I got my bottles then stopped in the pub. Had a 10oz snifter of $6. That’s what I’m reviewing here: Smells great - nice interplay between the bourbon, oak and stout itself. I don’t smell any cookie dough, but I smell a nice blend of hearty vapors. Looks amazing - perhaps a little lighter than the normal Blackout, especialy where the beer meets the glass - almost like there’s a sweet ring of burbon around the beer. Tastes like heaven. Some vanilla, bourbon, oak, sugarcane, then hearty stout flavors - coffee, tobacco, chocolate. This is the best Great Lakes beer and I’m happy to review the best beer ever made in Cleveland for my first on Ratebeer. Love it - seek this out if you’re a fan of big stouts! I’m setting aside a bottle for a future vertical tasting! Cheers!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enwiebe (308) - - 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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1203) - Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2897) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (4122) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle, as a gift. Pours out a black beer with a small amount of brownish head on top. Aroma has bourbon notes, rich molasses and a whole lotta chocolate. Flavor is very chocolate forward, with hints of vanilla and bourbon in the background. A bit watery in the mouthfeel and gets a bit one-dimensional after a while. Has a woody, sweet watery aftertaste, softly carbonated.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3677) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
July 28, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2014, tasting at jtclockworks, thanks for sharing!
Dark brown, almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, notes of dark chocolate, coffee, some toffee, vanilla, oak, toasted coconut, bourbon. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium bitter with sweet toffee, vanilla, raisins in the finish along with, oak, toasted coconut and some bitter roasted notes and a hint of warming bourbon. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2899) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2016
aroma is coffee and roasted grains. flavor is well balanced, some chocolate, some coffee, and some bourbon. pours brown with a thin tan head. had at lincoln station.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2016
2015 bottle. Thanks Miguel. Aroma is sweetened bourbon, molasses, and chocolate. Tastes like bourbon and cocoa with light smoke and chocolate. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dal9000 (549) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2016
At DHT. Pours black with a small sticky head. Tastes creamy with a slight chocolate vanilla cocoa taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (973) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Opaque deep brown, minimal head. Strong vanilla, some tannic oak, alcohol, light earthiness. Quite bitter, some initial lighter sweetness, progressing to very dry. Medium heavy body, long finish. Low carbonation. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Medium thickness mouthfeel. Dark black body with a lighter brown thin head. Aroma is a dull cocoa smell. Good chocolate taste with hints of caramel.


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