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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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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours black with a big fluffy tan head - a much bigger head than your average imperial stout. Smell is fairly subdued, but has a combination of roast and caramel malts, chocolate, oats and a little sweet. The roast doesn't overwhelm in the nose and instead plays a complementary role with the other things going on here. The flavor here is REALLY nice. It's not your average hit-you-over-the-head big roasty stout and instead does something a little different. It's a little bit sweet, smooth and chocolate-y up front, but brings a nice amount of roast in the finish to balance it out. It's incredibly easy-drinking for such a big stout. Mouthfeel isn't super thick for a big stout, instead it's more medium-full bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is one of my favorite non-BA imperial stouts because it's not the same as all of the other big ones out there. It actually reminds me a lot of Hill Farmstead Everett, a porter, more than any other big stout I've had.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 23:46:15 | More by starrdogg
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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.