Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by screamking:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into snifter.
Appearance-pours black with a small 1 finger khaki head which is gone in a matter of seconds. 4
Aroma-coffee, roasted malts, milk chocolate, rasians, licorice, fresh baked sugar cookies, mild vanilla. 4.5
Taste-milk chocolate right up front, light coffee, roasted malts, lots of vanilla, plum, brown sugar. 4.5
Feel-full bodied, coats palate fully and ends with a bitter blast, alcohol sneaks in at the end. 4
Overall- Great Lakes makes great beer and this one falls right in line. As this beer warms its vanilla flavor seems to become more prevalent. Almost reminiscent of a bourbon aged stout. This one will sneak up on you, tasting higher alcohol than 9% would suggest. This is a great RIS, one of the top tier out there. 4.25
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2013 06:38:56 | More by screamking
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4.34/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle with the date 3/14/14 into a Lickinghole Creek snifter
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.
S - There is a huge coffee component to this beer. It's very forward as if this is a coffee stout. Other than that, I'm getting dark cocoa, roasted malts, a tad bit of smokiness, and a subtle hop presence. Sugar is very present and assume this is going to be on the sweet side.
T - The initial flavor is bitter dark chocolate with booze accompanying roasted dark coffee. I'm not picking up a lot of hops, but they tend to come and go as you try to depict the flavors. I'm also tasting a light smokiness. Very tasty!
M - I have to retract my statement from above as this is a lot thicker than it appears. It's mouth coating if anything. The smokiness leaves a subtle sting and spiciness on my cheeks, while there is a acidic feel once it settles. This is a solid full-bodied stout!
O - I really like this beer! If I can get my hands on the BA version, I would be ecstatic. We get GL beers in NoVA, but none in my area. I hope that this ventures down to my local shop sooner than later. This is something that I would drink on a regular basis if available.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 04:18:58 | More by Cubatobaco
Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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