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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 stephensinner
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmookrun
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tanksfoles
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RocketCityVol
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zookerman182
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonoesh5
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Melocollo
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of themegamancave
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bob255
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of azdback
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benish
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of camartin27
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteveLimoncello
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouder32
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mush
3.61/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DLSheidy
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bone53
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance (4.25): Black with the slightest mahogany tent around the edges when put up to the light. A finger or two of light brown head

Smell (4.25): Roasted malt, milk chocolate, slight coffee

Taste (4.25): I get a lot of milk chocolate throughout with a roasted molasses undertone, maybe the slightest hint of coffee if you search for it

Mouthfeel (4.5): The feel is superb considering the abv; Medium body and a silky smooth. Feels like im drinking a regular stout. Cant really detect the alcohol until it wams then just slightly

Overall (4.25): This is one of those beers that i find great generally speaking, but lacks within the style. It drinks more like a regular stout in mouthfeel and aroma. In fact, i find this strikingly similar to Deschutes Obsidian. It has a very traditional stout taste without any bells and whistles we often see in Russians nowadays. Other than that i really cant say anything bad about it. If this was labeled a regular stout id give it 4.75 but as a RIS i give it 4.25. Its a damn tasty beer regardless. Cant knock GL for playing it safe with this one

Photo of Booner818
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeColorado
4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Awesome stout. Holds its own against anyone!

Photo of jdkitchi
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KyleDeem5150
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Tastes and smells a lot like Brazil Nuts. You know, those weird looking dark and triangular nuts that are usually in holiday (in the shell) mixed nuts. Maybe that's just me but I feel pretty strongly about it. Other than that, I really liked "StonedTrippin" 's review. He sums it up nicely.

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