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RATINGS: 1258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (1062) - 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 (1120) - 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 (1123) - 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 (1051) - 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 (1296) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, 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 (97) - 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 doesnt 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (639) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with very thin creme colored head that lingers at the glass. Smells of vanilla and chocolate. Nice vanilla chocolate flavor with some heat. A bit thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6991) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
12 oz bottle shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Dark brownish with beige head. Aromas of cola, cocoa, light roast. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, cocoa, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Fantastic imperial stout with dark roast, bitter chocolate, coffee, anise and dark fruit in a thick almost chewy package. Huge body without much heat at "only" 9%.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joecon (33) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
A very smooth stout. As expected, very low carbonation. Pours dark with a small copper colored head. Hints of chocolate and raisins. Overall a good and very drinkable Russian Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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