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Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Blackout StoutGreat Lakes Blackout Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,358 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2358
Reviews: 1073
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%


Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wildman on 02-14-2004)
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Reviews by DrewV:
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DrewV

New York

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown liquid, definitely not an opaque black, with a 1-1/2 finger mocha head.

S: Smell is classic stout: coffee, roasty malts, with some hops poking through, particularly the Northern Brewer (minty). Actually smells a bit more "refreshing" rather than a hearty roasted coffee aroma.

T: Definitely follows the nose, with the minty coffee leading the way. A bit different than other stouts and not quite as robust. I think I prefer a bit more roast and less mint.

M: Creamy, full mouthfeel. Highest marks here. Perfect carbonation. I doubt the mouthfeel of this can be improved upon, as it's virtually perfect as is.

O: A solid stout and the minty creaminess of the brew completely hides the 9% ABV. Drinkability is extremely high; you could easily pound 3 or 4 of these in succession if you were so inclined. The only thing holding this back from a really solid A or A+ is the Northern Brewer hops (which definitely do their job of hiding the ABV, by the way). I just prefer a bit less mint in my stouts, that's all.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 01:01:39 | More by DrewV
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Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,358 ratings.