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Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,550 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,550
Reviews: 1,078
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 407
Gots: 328 | 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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Photo of chalsk
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A major thank you to Damico for a bottle of this delicious RIS. Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate, with hints of grapefruit. Sweet start, then roasty maltiness to the bitters. Bitters are at the perfect level. As the bitters fade, a velvety chocolate finish carries you home. What makes this beer special is the roasty flavor that hits in the middle and lingers through the finish. It gives the beer another level. Very nicely done.

chalsk, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of Jayli
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Bocktown Beer and Grille on 11/10
Served in a tulip.

A: This beer pours jet black with a one finger of light brown head. Head recedes immediately and leaves wispy streaks of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is roasted, charred malts, bitter chocolate and a bit of caramel sweetness.

T: Taste starts with a sweet toffee and caramel malts mingled with a bit of dark fruit flavoring before moving in to a nice roasted malt that really fills out the middle. Finish has some semi-sweet licorice and a coffee, charred malts.

M: Full bodied, medium carbonation, nice silky, creamy mouthfeel.

D: Goes down easily, nice kick, very good representation of style. I've had this one in bottle before but on tap is even better. I really wish Great Lakes was distributed this way!

Jayli, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of ktrillionaire
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - It pours a deep brown-black with a crimson sheen and a bit of tan froth atop. Head is moderately-lived and deposits some lace. Visibly, it seems on the less-viscous side of the style.

S - Big roastiness is first and foremost, producing notes of chocolate, coffee, molasses and burnt sugar. There is a slight evergreen hoppiness on the finish that is very well-apportioned.

T - My first impression is that this brew has very good flavor, exceptional even. Succeeding quaffs confirm this to be one of the best straightforward RIS', a denizen of the realm of Stone IRS, Marshal Zhukov, and (the criminally underrated) LA Serpent Stout. The flavor is a delicious composite of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, heavy roast, tobacco, and molasses with the slightest nip of green pine-y hop on the finish. None of the flavors are too- anything, everything is so easily appreciable; that is perhaps the greatest aspect of this brew.

M - Owing to lesser viscosity, the body is a bit skinny to match up with the overall impression I get from the brew. It doesn't necessarily need to be bigger, but it at least should be a bit more velvety or creamier. That said, it is still quite nice, it's just that I could see room for improvement.

D - Big fan. Good stuff. Worthy of its notoriety.

ktrillionaire, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of surlytheduff
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from an extra long Harpo's heavy metal tulip. Poured an inky black, with a solid three finger mocha frothy head. Smelled of chocolate and rich coffee, molasses, alcohol and sweet roasty grains.

Tasted sweet and a slightly fruity up front, alcohol heat in the middle wrapped around a prominent coffee/dark chocolate flavor, and a slight bitterness at the end. Felt thick and rich, robust, not too chewy, well carbonated. This is a nice regional (to me, anyway) representation of the style.

surlytheduff, Nov 06, 2010
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Poured an opague black with a nice creamy light brown heading. Left tremndous lacing all throughout.

Smell has a heavy coffee aroma.Bittersweet chocolate aroma with a touch of smoke.

Taste does have the same bittersweet chocolate as in the aroma. Middle in is a slight molasses touch with a wood taste.There is a slight hot booze finish that leaves a little burn down the throat. Hops do make there presence known.

Mouth is mid-full bodied. Great carbonation. Somewhat gritty on the palate not velvety texture that I am used to.

Damn I would really like to try the barrel aged version of this brew.

TheFightfan1, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of DrDemento456
4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It was good to see a "best by 8/02/10" on the label. A little age is good on an imperial stout

A - Pours a nice deep back with an inch of cocoa head. Looks nice.

S - On the nose semi- bitter coffee, mostly dark chocolates and slight fruit. Smells and looks heavy.

T - Starts off bitter with a creamy sort of texture and toward the middle you get a bit of hops along side of chocolate and finishes rather smooth with little to no ABV burn

M - Still a sipper though. Heavy beer

D - Man I kind of liked this more than the founder Imperial but never more than the breakfast stout. Still a nice addition to one of my favorite imperial stouts. Well done Great Lakes!

DrDemento456, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of GabrielM
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A - so dark that all I see when looking into it is my reflection, so I'm happy. Also a nice bit of head.

S - coffee, roasted malt, some chocolate and maybe dark fruit.

T - a slight espresso bitterness up front, which smooths out to a bit of chocolate and vanilla.

M - really nice. Perfect carbonation and well balanced flavors.

D - really tasty and decently easy to drink, but there is a tiny bit of heat to it, so a year on the cellar might be exactly what this brew needs.

GabrielM, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip from a 12oz bottle. I believe this is a 2009 version.

A - Pours a dark dark oil brown with a thin .25 inch head. The color is nice and tan. The head recedes quite quickly and down to a thin skinny ring around the glass. Amore vigorous pour of whats left in the bottle produces a very densely packed array of bubbles. Very nice.

S - Starts off sweet and chocolaty with some nice booze hints that aren't too intense but offer a very nice overall aroma. Slight vanilla hints and some cinnamon as well. The boozy warmth and chocolatey goodness really come through as it warms.

T & M - A bit more oily on the tongue than on the pour. Starts off with nice caramel and boozy sweetness but that isn't too intense or a turn off. Nice slightly roasted notes com through after that as well. Slight hints of vanilla and cinnamon are very prevalent as well as some nice maple syrup. Yum. There is some chocolate in there but I wouldn't say its the prevalent flavor of this Stout. The roasted coffee nature is there but it isn't too strong. Very well balanced in terms of stouts. there are some hop notes on the back end that I can perceive but still a very malt heavy beer. Body i nice and rich with some good medium-full body and nice oily feel.

D - This RIS is very good I enjoyed it throughly yet I have others that are easier to come by that I would rank higher than this. Still good and with an ABV that isn't too crazy.

JoEBoBpr, Nov 01, 2010
Photo of treyrab
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009
The 2009 was similar in appearance to the 2010. The smell was more subtle and the body was a bit more thin than the 2010. The chocolate was a little more muted.

4.5 / 4.5 / 4.5 / 4 / 4.5

2008
The 2008 was my favorite of the prior year vintages. I enjoyed this more than the 2009 and 2007. Again, the appearance was very similar to the others (dark black, with brown and mahogany hues). This vintage was very thick and creamy with tons of chocolate.

4.5 / 4.5 / 4.5 / 4.5 / 4.5

2007
When I got to Great Lakes I beelined for the 2007. Poured into a 5oz sample glass. Similar appearance as the others, not much different. The nose was very oaky and rather dry with cocoa nibs (almost like regular Blackout).

4.5 / 4.5 / 4.5 / 4 / 4.5

There you have it folks. Overall, I would rank them as follows:

1. 2008
2. 2010
3. 2009
4. 2007

Pretty amazing stuff. I'm glad I have a few for those cold winter PA nights coming down the pipeline.

treyrab, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of kellyst
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black and opaque with a milk chocolate looking head that sticks around. Lots of lacing in the glass as this one goes down. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with slight citrusy hops in the background. The taste is huge. Chocolate is dominant than coffee. There is some slight licorice in the background and citrusy hop flavor. No noticeable molasses or dark fruit. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden. I can't believe this is a 9% abv beer. Drinkability is also very good for a 9% beer. Carbonation is appropriate and the mouthfeel is luxuriously rich. I'm not a huge fan of RIS and usually prefer barleywines during the cold winter months, but this is a well made beer that I will seek out this winter.

kellyst, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of SiepJones
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Snifter

A: Pours a midnight black with no clarity. A half inch of mocha brown head sits on top of this beer. The head dissipates to some traces of bubbles.

S: Strong presence of alcohol in the nose, with hints of dark chocolate and a strong backing of dark fruit.

T: Roast malt, some coco, lots of dark fruits and a boozy finish.

M: The mouth is full and creamy, there is a slight tingle from the alcohol.

D: A good RIS however high ABV and strong alcohol presence make this beer a one and done for me.

SiepJones, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of TuckerCarlson
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I haven't reviewed in forever, but here goes:

Served at around cellar temperature (took it out of the fridge while I went grocery shopping) in a Bud American Ale glass (imperial pint with etched base for continuous bubbling). Well past the "please enjoy by" date of 8/2/2010 on the bottle, but I'm not particularly concerned, considering the style.

a: totally opaque, and not much head or head retention; what remains appears creamy and tan; slight lacing (head and lacing could have been stronger with a more aggressive pour)

s: dark, strong; fruity, alcoholic, and slightly burnt

t: sweet up front, moving into dark/burnt flavors on the tongue with drying from the alcohol, resolving into this flavor common in my favorite dark beers that I can only describe as somewhat grassy; chocolate and raisins through the second two-thirds; fruitier and not as heavily laden with dark/burnt flavors as North Coast Old Rasputin and Victory Storm King

m: not terribly carbonated, which is good; thick, but not the most viscous beer I've drank

d: it's hard to talk about a Russian Imperial Stout as "drinkable", but this rates pretty well in terms of enjoyability; excellent as a dessert, and a much better alternative to chocolate mousse; I'll probably reach for Edmund Fitzgerald (from Great Lakes) or Victory Storm King (in the RIS category) more often, but this is a decadent, delicious offering from a solid brewery

TuckerCarlson, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of brewnic
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Creamy, a lot of chocolate malts in the front but not as heavy or thick as Russian Imperials. Good well balanced with the malt and alcohol content. Just a little watery good if you're looking to drink a couple of glasses of RIS but when you are having just one might not be my first choice.

brewnic, Oct 18, 2010
Photo of mirish72
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another gift from the midwest connection, thanks for the 4 pack. Poured into a snifter after letting it warm up for a few minutes. It pours jet black with an incredible chocolate head. The beer smells of incredible roasted malts, powerful aroma. Has an incrediblely toasted taste, lot of malt, chocolate, coffee flavors all around with a sweet aftertaste. Incredible stout.

mirish72, Oct 12, 2010
Photo of sisuspeed
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Romulux for the bottle!
Enjoy by 8/30/10, reviewed on 10/11/10

Poured into a Portsmouth tulip glass. The body is essentially blacked out with a thin tan head on top. Light lacing left behind.

Sweet, chocolaty malts with good amount of roastiness and a touch of coffee on the nose. Faint hops and almost a malted milk ball aroma to it.

Dark bitter malts are balanced out with sweet chocolate on the tongue. Hints of wood and possibly a touch of anise. Hops have mostly faded, but add another level of faint bitterness. Nicely balanced, featuring dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel is somewhat smooth, but a bit over-carbonated for the style. Body is substantial, but slightly thin. Warming alcohol lingers.

Drinkability is pretty good. Nice chocolaty flavor and balanced between sweet and bitter. On the lighter side for a RIS, but still a treat to drink. That being said, I'd still grab an Old Rasputin over this. Worth trying, fairly tasty, but not great. I'm still intrigued to try the barrel aged version, but I'm a little skeptical since the body is already somewhat thin for the style.

sisuspeed, Oct 12, 2010
Photo of abuliarose
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter, revealing deep black body under a thin slightly tanned head. Not much head here, but some lacing. Looks a little thin on the pour, but we'll see about the mouthfeel. Smells nice and roasted chocolate malty but also with a watery quality that reminds me of Guinness. Some vanilla. Light, simple smells.

Tastes sweet and slightly roasted. Nice vanilla and chocolate character along with a little dark fruit and what can only be described as licking a sanded stone. Mouthfeel is very watery, with fine carbonation and light body; sweet but drying. Exceptionally drinkable for an RIS, of course, given the texture and easiness of taste.

Overall this beer is great for a stronger stout, but a little weaker than what I look for in an RIS. Still, it's a nice one to throw back.

abuliarose, Oct 12, 2010
Photo of kirkpjr
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decided to drink my last one of these with the cooler weather coming in.
Best by 8/22/10.

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a slightly heavy black color with a very nice looking 2 fingers of head. Head is chunky and a beige color. Sheets of lacing coat the glass with the head remaining in a thin ring.

S: Robust coffee and heavy roasted malt with some chocolate in the background.

T: Nice strong bitter and chocolate punch up front. The roasted malts coat the palette and a sweetness lingers from the chocolate. I feel like the heat has died down off this a little bit.

M: Moderate carbonation and a little above average in body. Smooth and creamy with just the right carbonation kick.

D: Highly drinkable RIS. Not as rich as others but easily consumed.

kirkpjr, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of DanThomas
3.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Great Lakes beers are more fussy than most when it comes to expiration dates--which I'm fine with, a fresh GLBC beer is the finest on the planet--and I got this one a little past its prime (08/30/10 expiration, drank on 09/27/10). Would try again for that reason, but still pretty solid beer.

A- Extremely dark brown, thin white rim, and still bubbling nearly 10 minutes after pouring! This beer looks exactly as it should--intimidating.

S- Not much here, maybe due to the expiration date. Roasted coffee, alcohol, and some sort of dark fruit like a fig or a dark cherry.

T- Thick roasted coffee taste (I'm generally a big fan) that is brought down by heavy, burning alcohol that is bourbon-like and a mildly sour taste. Still a nice, clean bitter finish that is surprising and refreshing.

M- Smooth carbonation, substantial thick and oily mouthfeel. Loving the finish on this beer, despite it's expiration issues.

D- Would be higher if not for that heavy alcohol presence. I had a bottle before this one, the day it expired on 08/30, and I remember the alcohol being practically absent, even dangerously so, so a lot of my problems with this beer are, I think, due to the expiration date. For that reason I am elevating my scores a little bit and will probably change it once I get a fresh batch.

DanThomas, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of punkrkr27
3.15/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown pour that lets just a hint of light through with a big, loose tan head. Aroma of cocoa powder, dark fruit, booze and day old coffee. More cocoa in the flavor along with some hints of toffee, raisins, rum, butterscotch, alcohol and stale coffee. The body is oily and too thin for an imperial. It's over carbonated as well. It's not offensive or bad but it just falls short on every point I want in a good impy.

punkrkr27, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of divineaudio
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a snifter.

pours a dark, dark, dark, murky brown. not quite black. looks thick enough to walk on with a visible surface tension that i've never seen in another beer. gave me a thin cap of head that cleared up pretty fast and leaves a few spots of lacing in the sides of the glass.

smell is rich dark chocolate and roasted malts, notes of molasses and fig. alcohol is just barely noticeable.

taste is rich and luxurious with chocolate and roasted malt. has a bit of a sugary sweetness to that's countered by a dark chocolate type of bitterness. some subtle fruity notes in there too. almost no trace of the 9% abv.

mouthfeel is thick, rich and smooth. very slight alcohol warming that i feel more in the throat than the mouth.

this is a fantastic stout and very drinkable. almost dangerously so. even still, one or 2 of these and you're likely done. i bought this on a whim and i'm definitely going back for more.

divineaudio, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of Khazadum
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What an awesome extra to find in my package. Thanks Gibb! I've been wanting to try this bad boy for a while now, and now I can! Poured into my brandy snifter and reviewed live.

Vision
Great finger worth of head that is tightly packed together in similarity to the package this came in. Rich chocolate milk froth had its minute of fame before leaving some lacing and a respectable collar to lay around my glass. Singular anomaly of a carbonation stream can be visible from above.

Bouquet
Pretty simple nose on this beverage. Burnt and roasted grains that can barely be pulled apart. Faint sweetness mingled with a coppery aroma on the outflow.

Flavor Profile
Very interesting... perplexing almost. The first sip brings forth a mess of oxidized and metallic flavors that at first I can't stand. However, in a matter of moments I begin to digest them and appreciate them more than I could believe. They actually balance out the beer. There is this nickel and copper duet that flows into a faint hoppy presence. This bitterness lasts only a few moments and is the beginning of our finale.

As the molecules roll out, the malt backbone kicks in. Caramel, coffee, and toffee are the initial reflections. Faint dark fruits like raisins pronounce their part at this moment. It all moves aside as the dark chocolate hammer slams home and lingers delightfully.

In terms of alcohol, this beer has it. It slithers in and out as if this beer is mozzarella cheese. Sometimes it is in that nook you bite into, sometimes it isn't. Its pretty chunky but in a good way.

Oral Sensations
Smooth, velvety, creamy, luxurious, cottony, milky, lovely! This beer has a body that rocks and a carbonation that you want. The alcohol has a problem here, however. There are tingling notes that I dislike. They begin to detract from the flavors and pop up in my esophagus even.

Conclusions
This beer is good. In terms of pure Russian Imperial Stouts with no gimmicks, it may be one of the best. There are problems with the alcohol, but they are made up for in other areas.

I would drink it again. I would suggest it for my buddies to enjoy. However, there are quite a few other beers I would share before this one.

Khazadum, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Pretty straightforward, but very inviting. The flavor is roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate and some bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice, and I am glad I have another bottle of this to try.

Mora2000, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a couple of these that I've been saving, this is the first to taste, thanks to both Noslenwerd and Tyson for this one. Enjoy by 08/02/10, it's been in the cellar for a while, but that's the way I likes it!

A nice head, semi dark and thick, frothy and slow fading with a nice lacing, shows itself. The beer below is as black as the midnight. Once the head eventually fades it shows the nice lacing on the sides and keeps a light head covering.

The nose is beautiful! It wafts out lots of dark malts, a really nice roasty malt with a little coffee and touch of bitter like aromas, as well as a little black patent malt, and a touch of bakers chocolate. It seems to have a touch of a creamy note as well. There is some nice sweetness, plenty of caramel, a little molasses, a touch of vanilla, and some aged malt aromas even.

The taste is very rich, thick, lush, and pillowy. A nice malt profile again, with plenty of roasted malts and a little coffee, a little black patent malt, and a touch of bakers chocolate still. Some light creamy tastes, and a fluffy nougat like taste too. Some sweetness, but not a lot, with some caramel and touch of vanilla. A little bitterness, touch of earthy hops I think, as well as some bitterness from the roasted malts, but this is kept at bay very well. For all the dark malts and roast I would have expected a lot more minerality and bitterness. A touch of an aged malt taste too, which could be for the fact this has been sitting in the cellar for a year or so, or from the beer itself. It also doesn't have the 9% abv feel, drinks more like 7%. It reminds me a lot of Night Stalker from Goose Island.

The mouth is pretty thick, lush, rich, and pillowy, with decent carbonation for the style.

It finishes with lots of the malts still lingering for a while. As it coats the mouth, most of the flavors just linger. Some of the roast and black patent malt remain, but a lot less now. More bitterness though as the hops and roasted malts catch up finally. Some sweetness, but dries a bit too. More of the caramel, vanilla, and rich malty flavors linger, with more of the pillowy nougat and a little chocolate. No real boozy taste either.

jlindros, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of Spica66
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark and thick-looking pour. Excellent head formation and retention. Excellent dark beer in the glass.

S: Smells very dark roast coffee. No hops at all on the nose.

T: Very chocolatey and roasty. The alcohol gives a nice burn on this one, but does not fight the overall taste.

M: Carbonation is a little higher than I think it should be for this style, but the overall feel is still medium creamy.

D: The alcohol burn might push some people away, but overall this is very drinkable.

Spica66, Sep 09, 2010
Photo of Axic10
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pitch black with a thin layer of mocha head.

Smell: Great nose on this. Roasted/burnt coffee, roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate.

Taste: Taste mirrors the nose, great coffee taste, roasted malt and a very nice dark chocolate taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy and smooth.

Drinkability: When I first had this beer when I lived in Cleveland I wasn't a huge fan. Now with my palate changing and gaining an appreciate of the RIS style, this is a fabulous beer. I can't wait until this comes out again.

Axic10, Sep 07, 2010
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