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Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,918 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,918
Reviews: 1,121
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 421
Gots: 494 | FT: 35
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:
Beer added by: Wildman on 02-14-2004

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Photo of bloatednemesis
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vaskotronic
4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Sweet stout with limited head

Photo of kogutmic
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coopersbeer
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiolager
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chris7482
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt2509
3.45/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thewilliamhart
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeff96gt
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FalconOne
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickG
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beastcpa
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of fitz284
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BBD 5/13/15. Pours black as a starless night. Above normal head volume, excellent lacing and retention. Nice complex nose of semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, roast notes, hints of vanilla and dark fruit (plum, date) in the background. Almost full bodied with a nice creamy texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish. The outstanding flavor profile is intense, very complex and reasonably balanced. It begins with a wave of flavor that slowly separates into sweet dark chocolate over molasses, then flows into the subtle vanilla and dark fruit notes. The middle is a strong roast flavor over a roast and hop bitterness that puckers the tongue a bit over a caramel sweetness. The finish is a slow fade of caramel/molasses sweetness over a lingering bitterness with just a hint of alcohol. This one is an excellent example of a roast forward stout that is masterfully complex and reasonably balanced with sweetness.

Photo of hombrepalo
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MykeJ
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark black, with brown hints around the edges as you move it under light. A light tan head caps it, lasting a good way into the beer and leaving nice soapy lacing. The aroma is a blend of deep roasted malts and dark fruits, (raisins, figs) and the taste follows closely along. It is much sweeter than I would have expected, but that is not a bad thing. The body is a little lighter in weight (not as slick or heavy) but still quite good.

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Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,918 ratings.