Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.86/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle dated 3/16/14 for an enjoy by freshest date, hmmm...
A - Pitch black, frothy off white one finger head with great lace retention. Nice looker
S - Not much in terms of aroma unfortunately. Lots of smoke and a little bit of dark chocolate but mainly smoke, strange
T - Thankfully, the total opposite of the aroma. Huge dark chocolate notes, black licorice, ash, chocolate pudding
M - Medium body, mild carbonation, bite on the tongue, slight burn on the palate
Overall, this beer has some ups and downs in my opinion. Looks great as most RIS' do with a muted aroma which was unfortunate. The redeeming and most important quality is it has great, quality flavors that round out very well. This is a good take on the style for sure. I'd like to see how some age mellows it out in the future.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:37:25 | More by rjp217
Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,296 ratings.