Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,826 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,826
Reviews: 1,102
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 423
Gots: 428 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Wildman on 02-14-2004)
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Photo of HumanParaquat
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrp54
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krashna11
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Restalver
4.76/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Mattyb79
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Inglum515
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnthonyMoran88
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Rich flavor, crisp smooth, delicious winter beer

Photo of Zanico
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frlrv1020
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thegodfather2701
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Pours nearly pitch black with a mocha head. The head dissipates slowly but leaves no lacing or cascaing.

S-roasted malt, chocolate, coffee

T-similar to the nose as chocolate and coffee stand out the most. Its slightly bitter with some fruit rind coming through as well and just a hint of charcoal and roast.

M-not as thick as I would prefer for an imperial stout. As others have said it does have a good amount of carbonation.

D-Very drinkable given its thinner body/mouthfeel, complexity, and alcohol content (if you are used to drinking higher gravity beers).

Overall, a middle of the road imperial stout. Not something I would seek out but definitely wouldn't decline if offered.

Photo of dannycohen62
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of crc1935
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jmamay22
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a blackout black with a tan head that quickly dissipates to a thin collar. Smells of roast, chocolate, and faint hint of vanilla that comes and goes. Very smooth mouthfeel. I imagine some oats helped to create the silkiness. Carbonation is light, which accentuates the smooth feel.

Taste is less roasted than the scent. A nice well rounded chocolate flavor. Hops only provide balance without creating any strong bitterness or flavor. Only a hint of alcohol warmth. Very well rounded imperial stout that doesn't punch you in the face as many in the style can. Very well done.

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,826 ratings.