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Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,526 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,526
Reviews: 1,079
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 403
Gots: 327 | FT: 24
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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Poured from a bottle with the date 3/14/14 into a Lickinghole Creek snifter

A - Pours pitch black and appearing a tad thin on the pour. I'm not expecting a thick stout as I had hoped for. Almost no head is present, but it does leave a khaki ring around the edge. Slippery, yet splotchy lacing, is a result of whirling the glass around, but none stays hanging to the sides.

S - There is a huge coffee component to this beer. It's very forward as if this is a coffee stout. Other than that, I'm getting dark cocoa, roasted malts, a tad bit of smokiness, and a subtle hop presence. Sugar is very present and assume this is going to be on the sweet side.

T - The initial flavor is bitter dark chocolate with booze accompanying roasted dark coffee. I'm not picking up a lot of hops, but they tend to come and go as you try to depict the flavors. I'm also tasting a light smokiness. Very tasty!

M - I have to retract my statement from above as this is a lot thicker than it appears. It's mouth coating if anything. The smokiness leaves a subtle sting and spiciness on my cheeks, while there is a acidic feel once it settles. This is a solid full-bodied stout!

O - I really like this beer! If I can get my hands on the BA version, I would be ecstatic. We get GL beers in NoVA, but none in my area. I hope that this ventures down to my local shop sooner than later. This is something that I would drink on a regular basis if available.

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Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,526 ratings.