Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Lauthaha:
4.18/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer glass.
Appearance: Beer is opaque; a dark, rich brown color. Carbonation is visible near the sides of the glass in moderate quantities. Head is a caramel-like tan color which leaves heavy lacing as it recedes slowly. After a few minutes, there is still a finger's worth of head remaining.
Smell: Rich in caramel maltiness. Some semi-sweet chocolate interspersed with a fresh, nutty aroma. Just a hint of vine fruit.
Taste: Heavy on the malt. From beneath the blanket of caramel, spiky hops poke at the tongue. Aftertaste is bitter with some spice notes towards the end.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and oily. The carbonation comes on slowly and stays mellow throughout the experience. Coats the mouth and remains to allow the drinker to enjoy the flavor for a longer period of time.
Drinkability: Pretty good! Not 100%, but definitely worth trying and keeping around.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2011 02:06:10 | More by Lauthaha
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4.13/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Best by date of 03/16/2014. Poured into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter.
A: Pours a finger of sudsy tan head with an ink black body. Thin webs of lacing stick to the sides with a thin dollop of head remaining in the middle of the glass and a thin ring.
S: Smells like a good RIS ought to. Brief roasted barley leading into maple syrup, caramel, coffee beans, dark chocolate, cream and sweet malts. Brings to mind rustic pancakes doused in syrup. Some green hops to peak out at the end. Though the focus is all on the grain bill here.
T: Much the same as the nose. Lots of roasted barley and chocolate malts bringing to mind all kinds of chocolate, cream, and honey. Smooth fresh roasted coffee finish with a bit of bitterness and alcohol presence.
Mf: Medium feel with low and creamy carbonation. Silky smooth. Only a small amount of alcohol peeks out to remind you of the high abv.
O: One of the better examples I've had of a RIS; and adjunct free too! Most of the hops have faded at this point so it's all gooey brownies and coffee at this point. Would kill with breakfast type foods. One to keep in the your fridge.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 02:55:55 | More by CowsandBeer
Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,452 ratings.