Blackout Stout®


Bold and dark as a power-less metropolis, our Russian Imperial Stout commemorates the infamous 2003 blackout that briefly left some 55 million people utterly unplugged.

Pitch-dark and rich, kindled with black malt and roasted barley, and illuminated by flickers of bitter hops.


  • 4-Pack Bottles
  • Draft
Pairs With 
Wild game, caviar, chocolate desserts, and candlelight

Beer Availability: 

  • November
World Beer Championships 
6-Time Medal Winner (Gold, Silver)

This Label's Details


The year a regional blackout kicked us (and 55 million other people) off the grid

Shooting Star

Spotted by reflective (and observant) co-owner Pat Conway the evening of the blackout


Inspired by the historic homes in our Ohio City neighborhood


Illuminating an otherwise dark cityscape

Spotlight Ingredient

Black Malt

Used sparingly, black malt can contribute a robust, smoky, roasted flavors and aromas. Yields a rich black color and balances sweetness in some styles.

COOKING WITH Blackout Stout

Add it to your favorite recipe, and you’ll find that our beer is a perfect cooking companion. Just make sure you save some for the chef.

Similar Beers

We'd never tell you what to drink, but the fact that your eyes are lingering on this particular beer makes us feel pretty confident in recommending a few others. Hint, hint. Nudge, nudge.

Edmund Fitzgerald® Porter
Ohio City Oatmeal Stout®
Shuck It™ Oyster Stout
Baltic Porter
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