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Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,513 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,513
Reviews: 1,077
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 402
Gots: 324 | 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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megamass

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-09-2013 05:58:24 | More by megamass
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-08-2013 22:43:18 | More by ADTaber
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shep8821

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-08-2013 17:59:07 | More by shep8821
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-08-2013 15:32:18 | More by baybum
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Mahoning


4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-08-2013 13:19:07 | More by Mahoning
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averagejake872

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-08-2013 01:57:09 | More by averagejake872
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funkel81

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-08-2013 01:07:33 | More by funkel81
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-07-2013 05:39:10 | More by thebigredone
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kruthy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-06-2013 16:40:37 | More by kruthy
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 10/28/2012. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, toffee, raisin, pine, floral, light anise, dark bread, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, dark bread, toffee, light char, light smoke, pine, floral, and herbal earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toffee, light char, light smoke, dark bread, floral, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor robustness, balance, and complexity; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Russian imperial stout. Great balance and complexity of flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

02-06-2013 05:21:35 | More by superspak
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-06-2013 04:28:57 | More by Hopsiam14
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-05-2013 14:10:11 | More by ChicagoNick
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flyingPharmacist

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-05-2013 11:41:08 | More by flyingPharmacist
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%

My first time trying this: thanks to two awesome BA's for the bottles! Poured into my Rock Island snifter...

A: Pours dark brown, but somewhat lighter that I expected. Still, nearly opaque black in the glass.

S: Semi-sweet malty profile with underlying impressions of roast; dark caramel, chocolate, molasses and brown sugar. Definite RIS profile; agreeable, but lacking in muscle IMO.

T: More coffee is found here, interwoven with a lot of the same flavors from the nose; darker chocolate, caramel and molasses (I really get a lot of this in this particular beer), possibly anise? on the finish.

MF: Creamy medium/full mouthfeel with lighter carbonation and just a hint of alcohol.

O: Not as roast-prominent as I thought it'd be...moderate sweetness. Even with the two strikes against it (look and lack of roast) this thing is still mighty tasty and deserved of a spot in the BoF Top 100.

02-04-2013 15:48:33 | More by Scotchboy
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jman005

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-03-2013 22:15:53 | More by jman005
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Utica_Brew_Review

New York

3.38/5  rDev -19.9%

Great dark black appearance with a caramel head reminiscent of espresso crema. Roasted chocolaty aroma. Dark roasted chocolate and nutty taste with a creamy aftertaste and that 9% ABV comes through. Great smooth mouthfeel. Finishes true but a bit drier.

02-03-2013 06:51:53 | More by Utica_Brew_Review
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imperiallibations

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-02-2013 22:43:01 | More by imperiallibations
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jsteele

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-02-2013 22:26:00 | More by jsteele
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-02-2013 19:28:35 | More by DMarlinJ
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-02-2013 03:44:45 | More by laxer8811
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nkeckhar

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-02-2013 01:30:26 | More by nkeckhar
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-01-2013 20:42:29 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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ThaJackal

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-01-2013 01:52:03 | More by ThaJackal
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-31-2013 19:56:31 | More by waddellc2
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langchops

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-31-2013 17:11:11 | More by langchops
Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,513 ratings.