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Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Blackout StoutGreat Lakes Blackout Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,351 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2351
Reviews: 1073
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%


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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Ahhdball

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black as night -or a "blackout" (computer glitch my ass) with a slight beige head which left a beautiful lace as I drank. A great color which light can nay penetrate! In fact the lights flickered when I started to pour it!
Roasted nuts and burnt cocoa with a slight smoked wood overtone. It's a strong warning that this is no ordinary beer. Very complex and strong.
Oh my god the taste! This is the best beer I've had so far. I'm tasting two maybe three malts in this. A good portion of Rauchmalz with Caramel Dunkel and Hell. Strong yet smooth finish with virtually nothing left over but a longing for another round.
Thick and chewy mouthfeel which makes it easier to do than my last girlfriend. The difference being I don't need to scrub down when I'm done drinking it.
I only bought a four pack but will have it again. Very easy to drink with a steak or alone. Going to grab one of my favorite 5x54 Drew Estates and have another! Damn this is great.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2004 17:44:09 | More by Ahhdball
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imaguitargod

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this on tap at the brewery. It pours to a medium head that lasts a bit then mellows out to a ring around the edge of the glass. The color? Well, they don't call this Blackout for nothing! Dark black with burgundy around the edge. I would say that this sucker is 98.7% black.

The hops come in instantly and then leave as fast as they appeared. Sweet, malty, and smooth as silk. This thing is amazing, truly amazing. I'm going to have to place this as my second favorite stout. For the past 2 months Neenerzig was ranting about this beer left and right, telling me I've got to try it. Now that I did, I can see why he said to. I want to hug it and hold it forever so it doesn't go away!

-Jonathan Passow

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2008 23:59:56 | More by imaguitargod
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hoplover82

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tried this beer about a month ago with my friend Jason, (thanks by the way). And He said it was going to be EPIC, and man was he right. I gave this beer a perfect score. I don't think I gave any other beer a perfect score, but this one I believe deserves it. It truely was epic in every sence. Outstanding indeed. I couldn't find anything wrong with it. Probably the best beer I've tried to date. I highly recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 05:54:53 | More by hoplover82
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.97/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks @afatty! the 09 bottle was what he procured in a trade for a 2011 GL Christmas Ale!

Pours like a black-out. No light passes through at all. The head is somewhere between white and caramel.

The smell is barrel-aged. I know its not barrel-aged, but still. I get smooth whiskey, vanilla, roasted malts, and hints of more bourbon. It was kind of hard to figure it all out; its all just thrown in together. Also, it smells grainy, like a Great Lakes brew should smell. Lacing is amazing especially for the ABV; I cant see through the coating/lacing on the side of the glass.

The maint hing I notice is that I get hints of dark fruits. It tastes like a good IRS, but I cant help but notice how subtly complex it is. Maybe 2 years has done it well, but I love this. I love the dry grain feeling, and the dark chocolate and hints of dark fruits. That bourbon/whiskey feeling isnt present as much as in the nose, but the dry grains have subdued that. Heavy, chewy body. I like how dry it feels. even though the malt leaves a slick feeling. It makes a nice balance that is often lost in IRSs.

2011 bottle update:

Pour is the same. Smell is totally different. Powdered milk and dark chocolate dominate the nose. Hints of roasted malt and coffee can be found. Slightly sweet. Very full body, very creamy and smooth. Mouthfeel is amazing and perfect. Hints of toffee, caramel, and candied sugars. Odd for an RIS. Hops are non-existent. The grains are buried under layers of complexity. All the above flavors. God bless Great Lakes, I love you.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 02:12:47 | More by VncentLIFE
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crayphish

Illinois

4.95/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The stout poured a opaque black with a thin tan head. Thick lacing. Smell is roasted malt and chocolate. Some hops. Taste is roasted chocolate with a very complex enjoyable cherry sweetness. A very full thick mouth feel. My mouth is coated with the taste. The 9% alcohol in this beer is well hidden which makes it a wonderful drinkable stout. This beer ages exceptionally well. This years batch is still available around here, and it gets better every weekend. The more you let this beer warm, the more the java shows through.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2007 03:27:52 | More by crayphish
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4.95/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's not every day that I can say an Imperial Stout has a full, balanced taste AND is easy to drink. Well, that sums up Great Lakes' Blackout Stout perfectly.

There is the nice dark coffee, roasted taste with hints of toffee, the 9% which you can't tell is in there and the easy drinkability. One of my new favorites from Great Lakes.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 04:24:14 | More by JohnnyMc
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at the GLBC.

There comes a time when you get "wowed" by a great beer...this is such a time.

Served in the "I get to keep" glass from the brewery.

Appearance: 99% opaque, inky blackness. Only a few wavelengths of smoked cherry-colored light penetrate the very edge of the beer. Tight layer of tan-colored head laces the glass in a patchwork quilt fashion.

Smell: Holy shit. An earth-shattering array of roasted malt, toasted toffee, coffee beans, bittersweet chocolate. A smoky, earthen undertone to this as well.

Taste: How could the taste manage to compete with the smell? It does, and does it very well. Very chocolatey...reminds me of chocolate s'mores. Toasted nuts doused with Starbucks coffee. Add a few shots of Heath bars for good measure. Finishes with just a whiff of lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel and Drinkaiblity: Full-bodied. Very thick and near-total palate saturation. Dangerously drinkable, with the ABV well-hidden. Out of this world.

GLBC does it again...and does it very well. Get a bottle if you can, or, better yet, hit the brewpub to sample it from the tap.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2004 02:10:08 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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JiminKY

Kentucky

4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am absolutely a big fan of Great Lakes beers, but I can honestly say this beer deserves top numbers. It is the finest Imperial or Double Stout I have tasted to date--and that includes Stone, Old Rasputin, Weyerbacher (raspberry), Bell's 7000 and DFH WWS.

A - Beautiful opague black with a thin tan ring of head. Thick, but not oily or flat in appearance.

S - The smell is not overpowering, but has distinct notes of black licorice and currant. Enticing without being overbearing.

T - Unbelieveable balance of flavor. Roastiness and alcohol perfectly blended.

M - It bathes your mouth without being cloying or overly sticky. A nice lingering aftertaste with just a hint of heat in the back of your throat.

D - Goes down a little too easily, but certainly packs a punch. An excellent, highly drinkable Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2006 01:31:03 | More by JiminKY
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The head starts out beautiful with a lacing that clings to the glass nicely, really nice. Has a dark black color.

The smell has a plum flavor to it along with a sweet coffee smell.

Taste is smooth and sweet with some fruitiness. Dark fruit mixes with sweet dark chocolate.

The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, very enjoyable.

I would like to have another of these soon. I enjoyed it very much.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2006 04:26:34 | More by Erdinger2003
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Illini5596

Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

An absolute work of art. The Blackout Stout is well named, being deep black in color, letting no light through at all. The head on mine was a deep rich darm creamy foam, making this look quite regal. The taste... paradise, Great Lakes has produced some find beers in the past but they absolutely hit this one out of the park. Deep, rich, full bodied, complex, with the flavor of dark roasted grains, coffee, and chocolate with a good creamy feel.

This is the beer all stouts aspire to be, hands down one of the most phenominal beers I have ever tasted. A little strong to drink every day, but go out and try some immediately, you will regret it if you don't!

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2006 18:17:45 | More by Illini5596
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This brew pours an opaque black color. The head is two-fingers in height, and tan in color. Lacing is decent. The aroma is of chocolate, coffee, graham crackers, alcohol, and roasted malt. The taste like the aroma, but with a bit more alcohol. The aftertaste is fantastic with a ton of chocolate and roasted malt. The mouthfeel is full bodied without being too thick. Carbonation is rather low leaving a nice silky texture. Overall, this is one of the best stouts I have ever had. It seems to walk the line between a tradional impy and a huge American version.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2006 00:25:48 | More by KarlHungus
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AmishLightning

Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Big Black and Beautiful. Thicker pour with the perfect head formation. Good lacing on the glass. About a one finger head after a steady pour.

Smell: Literally brought tears to my eyes when I first caught a wiff. A malty bomb mixed with coffee aromas and a little bit of coco to keep it interesting. Perfect amounts of each nothing was over-powerful or out of place.

Taste: An amazing beer, this certainly is. I have never tasted such rich malts before in my life. This beer is perfect for what I have always wanted. Super-rich malt flavors give this brew an impeccable sweetness. A little bit of bitter from the roasted malts add a good balance to the overall taste. The specialty malts definitely do there job in making this fantastic.

Mouthfeel: Thick but not oily as some Russian imperial stouts can end up tasting. Little carbonation as most high ABV beers can tend to be. I really appreciate the bit of alcohol warming that happens at the end of the beer. It lets you know whats its all about, and I think the low carbonation helps to not mask that feeling.

Overall: This is probably my favorite beer to date. The maltiness and aroma definitely make this brew something more than real. I really don;t know how to describe how I am feeling right now. It is a mix of elation and wonder. Many people may think this review to be over-exaggerated, but actually this is just about the perfect beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 00:36:18 | More by AmishLightning
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance – Guess what? This beer is black. Yes, black as night. It also has a very nice brownish head. This is a great beer to stare at.

Smell – Big, stouty smells even when cold. The chocolate, cocoa powder, refined sugar, and coffee lay well on a bed of roasted, almost burnt malts. As it opens up, the malts really come alive. This is an olfactory treat.

Taste – Amazing! A 5.0 for sure. This one blew me away. The malts really take over at the taste, and it is smooth as silk. Dark, burnt, bitter silk. The coffee is also huge here. It is just as much stout-flavored coffee as it is coffee-flavored stout.

I didn’t expect this big of a punch. The bitterness is so strong yet so smooth. It reminds me of some heavy, almost syrupy Middle Eastern coffee that my Lebanese sito (grandmother) used to brew. I can almost feel the loose grounds on my tongue.

Mouthfeel – Full in the mouth with some of the most harmonious flavors that I’ve ever tasted. This is a symphony in between the cheeks.

Drinkability – This could not have tasted or felt better.

Comments – OFS, the God of beer trading, comes through huge on this one. It’s going to be hard to top this offering from Great Lakes.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2004 02:57:47 | More by RoyalT
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boogles

Kansas

4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

THIS IS THE BEST BEER I'VE EVER HAD! PERIOD(.)!

Affinity is subjective, of course. To frame my simple review, I mostly like IPAs and Stouts, but not only double IPAs or double stouts, and I like many varieties down to good pale ale. I've had many beers, and consider experiencing craft brews a venture worth pursuing.

For the record, I am compelled to point out that Great Lakes labels this as an imperial stout, not a Russian imperial stout as Beeradvocate lists it, and I agree with the Great Lakes designation. But I am going by taste, not science, and I do not claim expertise.

I curiously spotted this at a small but dedicated local store. I may have had slightly skewed expectations because I really like the Great Lakes porter (Edmund Fitz.), which, here in Columbus, OH, is available even at giant grocery stores. This stout, however, is what the porter wishes it could, and imagines itself, to be. It is good enough that I am now prepared to make reservations at whatever hotel is within walking distance of the brewery, and I will make the trip, knowing I will end up beyond the limit--it is sooo good that this ridiculous indulgence will be quite sane.

BEST BEER EVER!
(... so far--still haven't tried the 3X Floyd Breakfast, on my to-do list, nor any of the non-bottled West coast champions, FWIW, which isn't much. Life is way too short. Quick disclaimer: I have not otherwise made the exclamation, "best beer ever," and I make this statement carefully, soberly, and sincerely.)

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2007 03:31:47 | More by boogles
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mashedpotatoes

Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This really is a great beer. Better than I could have imagined. Pitch black and light does not penetrate; Blackout Stout is properly named. Head rises nice and even like a low rumbling freight train as with all stouts, levels off about 1/2 inch then dissipates leaving a nice creamy top layer. The coffee and toffee taste hits first then immediately followed by bitter dark chocolate, it's truly delicious! Although the high Abv is readily present, it's not overwhelming. The texture is perfect, silky smooth just like a real Stout should be. Drinkability is not extremely high due to the high Abv, I would say enjoy just a couple and call it a night.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 02:39:23 | More by mashedpotatoes
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I enjoyed this courtesy of tenderbranson69 enjoyed in a tasting glass cool.

Appearance is deep brown with a thick looking body and thin ring of ecru cream. The smell has lots of vanillaand mild bitter aroma of slight wood which could be the hops w/light smokiness and gentle toffe accents. The cocoa presence is deep in the nose. The feel is full with moderate carbonation and gentle sweetness w/ moderate bitterness and mild sweet feel as it finishes with a goodly amount of spice but mild roasted textures in general.

This tastes like a luscious stout right off the bat it has some woody notes with a lot of cocoa and sweet caramel giving a smooth taste with bits of toast and slight hop edge which has a mellow woody bitterness and subtle toffee in there which provides a nice balance to the alcohol and hops w/ slight vanilla creaminess midway into a mild pepper and gentle molasses element near the end of the taste. Overall this is incredibly smooth and easy to drink for the abv, pretty much nails it for me with a lot of dark grain flavor without an abundance of bitterness to take away, a wonderful beer and instense amount of flavor, just great in every way.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 17:14:04 | More by Slatetank
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fresh 4-pack purchased at local supermarket. Drink by date Sept/06.

A: Pours a dark, oily-black color, tight 1/2 inch head retained after pour into room temperature pint glass.

S: A delight: burnt chocolate, roasted coffee and piny hops.

M: Smooth, medium mouthfeel; not expected with this much alcohol and that dark, oily texture. Pleasant surprise.

D: Smooth, goes down easy; alcohol hidden in complex flavors including malt and nice amount of hops. Could easily have 2-3, until the alcohol catches up.

An exceptional imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2006 03:54:47 | More by CaptCleveland
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scott

Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

V.06

After a couple of months in climate controlled hibernation...

Gorgeous. Dark. Excellent retention and lace.
One powerful nose beckons for immediate consumption, but alerts you to pay close attention to the complex tale it is about to tell. This is so well balanced and masterfully crafted, that simple words of roast/coffee/baker's chocolate and the like don't adequately portray what is really going on here.
For as big as it is, the body is quite delicate, with a pleasantly dry finish that only begs for you to pull in more. Very impressive that it is almost crisp and refreshing on a lukewarm Ohio night. Go figure.
Hands down one of, if not the best RIS out there. The only thing that makes this more enjoyable is a bath in a Jim Beam barrel which is completely sublime. So recommended, if I had the money, I'd buy it for you. Never pass this one up.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2007 01:43:50 | More by scott
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Brew33

Ohio

4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's official, Great Lakes is the best brewery in the country. They can do no wrong.

This beer is awesome. Perfect stout. A little bit smoky for the style but I rather like it. Faint alcohol warmth. Buttery smooth finish. Sweet, complex, earthy. Wow. Fantastic beer. Don't hesitate, this stuff is the nectar of the gods.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2009 17:34:23 | More by Brew33
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croc

New York

4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first experience with this particular seasonal brew came at last years Beerfest, (September 2008) in Rochester NY. Word was that this dark stout was only available for a very short period of time. A friend and fellow beer enthusiast and I, parked ourselves right in front of the Great Lakes podium and began inflating our pourers heads while scoring full glasses of the delicious brew. We found out that Great Lakes at that time was not being distributed in the Rochester market but, by chance, Great Lakes would soon be flooding the shelves of local grocers Wegmans and other local distribution centers. To our dismay, we found that Great Lakes offered a variety of great tasting ales, and stouts but the coveted Blackout stout was actually a seasonal brew saved over from the past spring! We tried to get a lead on where it was hidden finally contacting the brewery itself. Our efforts were in vein. There simply was none to be had. We gave up. I was at a local Bar/Restaurant a couple of weeks ago when in pure amazement saw Blackout Stout on the menu! A few inquires to the manager and I was informed that a small shipment made its way in from Cleveland and that, what was available to the public, was being rationed out at our local "Beers of the World" store. 1 phone call later I was informed by the clerk that 6 cases remained. I immediately finished my drink and headed over to purchase every last bottle. 6 cases and almost $400 dollars later, I had every drop in Rochester in my possession! I made a few calls to a few good friends and parted with a couple of the cases. This is the stuff dreams are made of! Dark,full flavor, slight bitter bite, with hints of chocolate, and nutty. Great served slightly below room temp. and paired well with fruits, chocolates, and sweet desserts. This is a sipping beer meant to be drank from a goblet. At 9% ABV it is nearly perfect. I don't bother to break this stuff out for the general house guests as few have the pallet to appreciate the quality and character of this fine, fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2009 02:06:53 | More by croc
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jtw5877

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a beer I have been hoping would come about for a long time. As a lover of Great Lakes, I was thrilled to see them release an Imperial Stout. This is one excellent beer. Pours an appropiately dark black hue with a nice hoppy aroma. A very satisfying chocolatey coffee malty mouthfeel very solid complex beer. I am very pleased with the latest offering from GLBC.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2004 00:21:22 | More by jtw5877
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is nearly black. Some shimmers of crimson are visible. Slight chocolate brown head with average retention. The collar stays around for a while and leaves some sporadic lace. Nice bittersweet chocolate on the nose as well as some smoke, burnt malts, tobacco and deep, dark fruits. There's such a great balance of sweet and bitter characteristics on the palate. Usually I go for the Imperials with the Huge roasted and hop bitterness, but this one's got a nice sweetness up front that turns bitter, and I love it. First I get sweet malts, molasses, brown sugar and fruits like cherry and plum. But then, it turns bitter and nasty (in a good way). Roasted bitterness. Hop bitterness. Alcoholic bitterness. And jagged char tones, black patent and tobacco. The mouthfeel is lightly (and appropriately) carbonated. And the body is damn near full. This is a great one, and that is no surprise coming from Great Lakes.

I love trying great,new Imperial Stouts. Thanks for the opportunity Ryan.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2004 03:54:26 | More by Bighuge
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irishmoss

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It appears that I've been lucky twice now, surviving the blackout and surviving the Blackout Stout. Label read Best Before May 29/04. So this has had a little time to mellow and blend.
The appearance is a jet black with a small dark mahogany ring around the edge when held up to the light and viewed from the underside of the glass. A nice light brown head that sticks around a while, then gives way to a thick ring around the edge with islands.
The smell is surprisingly very sweet and the roasted malts seem to come through well. Faint chocolate milk flavors that give way to piney hops.
The flavor is roasted chocolate malts with hints of vanilla and caramel. This gives way to hoppy character with a slight vinous tone, then back to a little hop bitterness. Absolutely smooth, well balanced, very drinkable, and even ends a little tannic. I dare anyone to notice a slight trace of alcohol in this...it's just not there, in my opinion. Great job here, I can't believe that I've not picked this up sooner and probably missed my opportunity to stock my cellar. Very impressed...

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2004 06:05:51 | More by irishmoss
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This might be my favorite stout...pours a very black color with a nice creamy 1/4 inch topping of head...nose is sweet milk chocolate...almonds....and tobacco....body is full and creamy....carbonation is about perfect...the taste is outstanding....starts off with the rich sweet milk chocolate...some good nutty notes...almonds and walnuts...finshes with a hit of bitter dark chocolate and some leafy/tobacco/herbal notes..9% ABV and it is nowhere to be found on the taste...

For an Imperial this is pretty good....could use a bit more thickness to bring the mouthfeel up to a 5.0...and there is a tich of light that shines into it so I drop the appearance slightly as well but we're splitting hairs...drinkability is only 4.5 because it doesn't seem nearly as Full as the king of Imperials Expedition

Overall one of the best stouts of any kind I have tried...

Thanks to Big Hugeperson for the offerings...

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2004 04:34:41 | More by ZAP
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bigdeuce

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the best stout ever! Sweet and milky with the nice toffe and caramel taste. What a great beer! Very deceptive in the fact that it is so drinkable. You just cannot drink too many, although you want to. Nice malty front, cool, not overwhelming, hops at the end. great lacing! Without a doubt, an incredible beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2006 02:30:27 | More by bigdeuce
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Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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