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Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,486 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,486
Reviews: 1,076
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 399
Gots: 320 | FT: 25
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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dmamiano

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4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

black as the wv coal....surprisingly thin head but laces on the swirl.
these beer is hanging on the sides of the glass..very leggy
deep roastiness..hints of chocolate, toffee, coffee and an unmistakable hop prescence in the nose as well.
Thick, full on the palate. Bitterness quickly overtakes the dark malty goodness of this one.
Roasted grain and a striking bitter edge from the strong hops.
LOVE IT!!! Must have more!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 00:37:57 | More by dmamiano
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A - Pours pitch black and appearing a tad thin on the pour. I'm not expecting a thick stout as I had hoped for. Almost no head is present, but it does leave a khaki ring around the edge. Slippery, yet splotchy lacing, is a result of whirling the glass around, but none stays hanging to the sides.

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Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,486 ratings.