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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2017 Barrel Aged Blackout Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2017 Barrel Aged Blackout Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5%
Dark brown black color. Attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate toffee and maple fudge with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, off-dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long chocolate gingerbread and citrus peels and hint of pepper finish. A lively and engaging imperial stout.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: chocolate toffee and maple fudge
Taste Flavor: chocolate gingerbread and citrus peels and hint of pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively and engaging imperial stout.
The Producer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

The Producer
2516 Market St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
USA
1 216-771-4404
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
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Serve in a Snifter
The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel. A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.
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Barrel Aged Imperial Stout