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Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,553 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,553
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium thickness, very dark brown almost black, with a slightly off white two finger head.

I am immediately hit by a waft of roasted malts, fresh brewed coffee and some chocolate to note.

Sweet roasted malts and chocolate and perfectly balanced with a bitter coffee profile that cuts smooth like butter through the sweetness upfront.

Medium thickness, not quite what I was looking for but nice and smooth nonetheless.

Overall this is an excellent showing from Great Lakes, another fantastic imperial stout to keep my eyes open for.

larryarms847, Aug 13, 2014
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Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,553 ratings.