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Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,802 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 2,802
Reviews: 1,099
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 422
Gots: 421 | FT: 34
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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Photo of Hootie159
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

one of the classics, although this one isnt always as easy to find as the other great lakes beers. i was lucky enough to have this one on tap during my travels, so awesome. its a dense stout, but not thick and sludgy like bourbon county or anything. in fact, it might be one of the better carbonated imperial stouts out there. its a lot like old rasputin from north coast i though, maybe a little less of the english ale yeast character in this one, but the grain bill feels very similar. its big and full bodied, but its also interesting, with maybe some oats or even rye in here in some proportion. it gives the beer a fluffy feeling, and i taste raisin and chocolate in here, its delicious without being overly complex. pillowy in its mouthfeel and well carbonated, which is uncommon and unexpected in the style, and the finish lasts forever. the booze is well hidden behind the unsweetened chocolate bitterness. a true gem, especially on tap. easily one of the best non barrel aged stouts in the country.

Photo of McMatt7
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of carlmoberg
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of utopiajane
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A wonderful stout. Pitch black with a mocha colored head of faom that falls in streaks andlevaes spots to look at too. Roasty with a hint of chocolate on a deep sweet malt. Caramel and brown sugar. Taste follows that nose all the way. Big beautiful stout. Lots of maltiness. From the way it rolls on to the palate, to the way it envelopes the palate. It's all about the delicious malt. I love it. Roasty, with a bit of molasses, chocolate and a nuttiness. Dry firm and unending. A slight ting form alcohol on the nose and one on the palate at the very end with a friendly warmth.

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FinchSCF
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of antoneloc
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of freshcarl
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftBeerGuild
3.43/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reyna311
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerbrowe
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of midlifec
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doublicious
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ivorycannon
3.03/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Midnight black

Smell: Some dark chocolate, Caramel

Taste: Coffee , chocolate, some bitterness. Then it gets a bit sweet, like a cola taste.

Feel: Medium body

Overall: Not my favorite Ris but it is worth a try.

Photo of nae412
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirhc3034
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NYR_Rob
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acostuhhh
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsantana09
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dhmxray
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of JakeDebus
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jcugafsu
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,802 ratings.