Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Thickfreakness:
4.03/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Pours pitch black with a fluffy, yet thin tan head. Lots of thick drippy lacing oozes down the glass.
S- Raosted dark malts, dark Belgian chocolate, vanilla, subtle kona coffee, and sweet cream. Some subtle undertones of dark fruit. Figs, cherries and charred wood. Nice depth, without being overwhelming.
T- Very nicely done! Great blend of coffee, chocolate malts, vanilla, dried fruit and roasted nuts. Has a subtle creamy sweetness that blends so well with the bitter coffee/cocoa. Everything opens up and blends seemlessly as it warms.
M- Wonderful creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is just noticeable but not distracting. Nice bitter char mixes well with the subtle sweetness. Not oily at all, but somehow it completely coats the tongue.
O- I really wish I could get this near me. I would also love to try a barrell aged version... I think that could be brilliant!
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2012 02:45:49 | More by Thickfreakness
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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.