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RATINGS: 1246   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Wow! for a none aged brew, this is full of wood nose. This had a great body with brown head. Real full body, lots of caramel and vanilla and coffee. Great bit alcohol presence.


3.8
cobaink2 (818) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2017
12 oz bottle. Initially really roasty. Heavy hints of coffee an toffee and slight hints of licorice. really rich and balanced. Really great!

4
ffaoe (960) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2017
moderate chocolate and faint coffee aromas. black in color with nice long lasting light brown head. full body. taste is chocolately, lighter notes of coffee and roasted barley.

4.3
beern (222) - Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Pours jet black and opaque. Tastes of chocolate and cocoa with a hint of roasty alcohol. It’s full bodied with minimal to moderate carbonation.

3.9
Jrwhitney6 (510) - - NOV 21, 2017
Pours dark, dark brown with slight beige head. Nose is nothing to special - some light malt...thought it was going to be a disappointment based on nose. It wasn’t - taste is dark fruit (prunes?) and black licorice. It has a chewy mouthfeel - very good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
47574xeCD (1320) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2017
Draft at M in Chagrin Falls Ohio. Random guest beer! . Pours almost black with a thin beige head. Nose is red wine roasted chocolate. Taste is roasted malts chocolate liquorice cocoa vanilla leaving a fantastic warm mouth feeling. Lovely stuff.

3.8
higgsbison (271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
May 2016 Very low carbonation. Starts sweet and malty. Long lasting finish of burnt coffee and bitter chocolate with a light bitterness that hangs on the tongue . Note this brew is only available in February and March. I would've loved this beer at one time before my Taste switched more towards Belgium's and away from the porters/stouts. I am now comparing it with a left-hand brewery Company milk stout. I prefer the milk stout November 2016. Had it again after a couple of quads. A bit drunk but I did not care for it this time. Much too in-your-face ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
jksipa (1022) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
On tap at Great Lakes CLE. Pitch black under a small lingering khaki head that leaves some tight lace. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice and roasted nuts. Flavour is lightly sweet malts with a medium+ coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Mouth is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Alcohol is well integrated and warming. 8+/4/8/4/17

3.7
Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2017
12oz bottle black pour with light tan cap aroma and taste is chocalate, ash and licorice with a warming finish

4
MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle. Pours a nice, pitch black beer with a medium sized, brownish head on top. Aroma of coffee, molasses, some roasted malts influences and toffee. Flavor is sweet and strong, lots of body in this one. The bitterness of some coffee and roast are present in the aftertaste, carbonation is medium and the aftertaste is very long. Full bodied, well bodied virgin imperial stout, textbook! Nice.

3.8
FROMTHEBOTTLE (84) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
12oz bottle Very dark pour with Fairly healthy tan head. Lots of cocoa on the nose, r oast malt, licorice and coffee. Nice sweet chocolate on the palate with slightly bitter/spicy finish. 9% abv well integrated into all that is going on.


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