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Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,451 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,451
Reviews: 1,075
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 391
Gots: 318 | FT: 26
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 WillCarrera:
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, best before date of 3/18/13, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours pitch black with a thin khaki head that recedes to a collar, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Very assertive roasted grain aroma, also loads of coffee and chocolate, there's some subtle vanilla and molasses and maybe a bit of spiciness as well.

T- Lots of roast, coffee and chocolate, a bit of fruitiness and vanilla in the background.

M- Medium-bodied, actually a bit lighter than I expected, has a smooth feel with a slightly dry, roasty finish.

O- A very solid stout and a nice addition to Great Lakes' seasonal brews.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 09:08:18 | More by WillCarrera
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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.

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Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,451 ratings.