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Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,474 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,474
Reviews: 1,076
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 400
Gots: 317 | 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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whoneeds8

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to DuqTroops for the bottle.

Poured into pint glass out Black with a thin tan head. Very good lacing that sticks around for most of the time I'm drinking it.

Taste is very good. Has a slight sweet chocolate taste that doesn't really last long. The flavor then goes to an alchol flatness.

Smell is roasted sweet smell.

Mouthfeel is very smooth. Hardly any carbonation. Thick, but not dry.

Overall, of the limited number of RIS I've had, this would probably be the most drinkable for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2008 01:00:25 | More by whoneeds8
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Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,474 ratings.