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Serve in Snifter

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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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (4153) - Alingss, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2015
bottle shared by a friend. poured a dark brown to black colour with a nice mocha coloured head. nose has dark roasted malts, sweet bakers chocolate, smooth milk chocolate, and chocolate covered raisins. molasses, and sticky caramel. full bodied stout for the 9% abv. like thios one even more than the BA version

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3820) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, liquor, dark fruits, toffee, roasted malt. Flavor of booze, vanilla, dark fruits, and sweet malts up front with a cocoa and roasted finish. Sweet up front but decadent and complex palate. Definitely one to go slow with. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Definitely a fine go-to stout. Im quite impressed with the brews this brewery offers and this will be one I pick up often as it is available. Just a tad bitter on the end this sweet stout fits the bill as one of my favorites.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1381) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Jet black with lacy head. Creamy engine oil like body. A little boozy but smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3088) - New York, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottled. Pours dark small head. Very sweet and milky and a bit less malty than other examples.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turboninja (601) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
[email protected] Lakes brewpub, Cleveland, USA. Medium aroma with licorice and some malts. Pitch black color with no head. Strong, smooth taste of licorice, bit overaged berries and a hint of roasted malts. Medium balanced. Medium taste spectrum and long hoppy licoricy after taste. Strong body with light carbonation. Overall the sweetness almost destroys the great product. More malts needed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (761) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Pours a hearty black with a small tan head. Smells of chocolate, resin. Taste is bitter and sweet - smooth - roasty, chocolate.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (951) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, coffee, Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (319) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Fresh bottle. Opaque pour, gossamer head. Nose of toffee, cocoa, gentle coffee, flowers, rich milk chocolate, enticingly balanced hop presence. Flavor has some nice dark fruit, molasses & caramel, floral and noble hops, just extraordinarily enjoyable. Soft carbonation, milky yet cleanly-finishing body. A classic in the winter months of heavy lake-effect frigidity and torrential snowfall we get in the Forest City.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1919) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Tap @ Sienna Mercato rooftop. Very dark with dissipating tan head. Smells like raisin bread. Chocolaty flavor. Smooth but still dry.


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