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RATINGS: 1251   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6445) - 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 (10757) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (1617) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Thick. Know that. Deep black. Some anise scent and roasted, not smoked, malts. Taste has imperial bite and heavy tobacco leaves with light tar. Tap

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smboselli (146) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
It was great, but if I compare it to storm king fresh from the Victory fermentor, it falls just short ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coolfunnj (368) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2016
strong hops aroma with caramel malts and fruitiness in the back a bit of smoke coffee and chocolate as well improves with warmth..good appearance typical impy stout thin filmy off white head dark brown body..strong hops bitterness gives way to that fruity sweet and smoky flavor alluded to before..big thick and hot for the abv long finish..anyway its good but not great if you like scotch whiskey or alcohol heat you may want to tick this up a bit I found these 2 things as weaknesses

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (18065) - PCastle, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2016
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing!
Pours very dark brown colour with a mid-sized tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, red fruits, coffee. Taste of red fruits, dark roasted malt, caramel, coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (2249) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Dark black. Sweet thick chocolate. Quite sweet actually. Heavy body. Enjoyable. Thx Jsquire!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (8175) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2016
Many thanks to my "Santa 2015" jsquire for this bottle! Smooth and malty beginning. Lots of grain in this stout, the body is sweetish and round, intense with a nice fresh but grainy body. Quite sweetish with not too much depth. Sweetish cardboard, round but somehow strange.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Great Lakes Blackout Stout Bitter hop/roast finish. Sweet nose with a touch of booze, light prickly carb, touch of chocolate, touch of plum, but theyre both light. This is a solid stout that I imagine will get sweeter and more balanced as it warms. 8, 4, 7, 4, 15


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