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Great Lakes Blackout Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,529 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,529
Reviews: 1,079
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 403
Gots: 327 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage.

Pours an opaque black brown with a frothy half inch cappuccino head that dissipates slowly leaving thick sheets of lacing.

Deep roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and light coffee ground notes form the initial aroma. Fruity scents of dark cherries and raspberries add complexity.

Flavor is initially fruity and somewhat alcoholic, followed by malt sweetness and a roasty, somewhat dry finish. Dark berries a touch of citrus underlie the profile, with burnt breadcrust and coffee forming the backbone, complemented by light chocolate and toast notes. A bit on the sweet side.

Body is fairly viscous, with carbonation that's higher than expected, and significant alcohol heat.

More fruity than I recall. Carbonation is a bit high, and alcohol is borderline fusel, even with some age. Still, fairly complex brew with some outstanding flavors.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a darks brown with a 1/4 finger's worth of tan head on top. Clean body. Head is bubbly enough. I think lacing will tell the story. Kind of just above average for me. Lacing is thin. So, appearance is the low point of this beer.

S: Roastiness mixed with some sweetness. Vanilla. Slight hop aroma. Nice chocolate backbone. Quality smells all around -- work well together. One doesn't overpower the other.

T: Chocoately flavors mixed with a nice roasted malt flavor. Some vanilla, yet. Nice, slightly bitter finish. Can't tell if the sweetness is coming from the chocolate of the vanilla. Pretty good, though.

M: Almost a heavy body. Beer not thin by any means. Smooth and creamy -- thumbs up there. Very nice carbonation combined with a good buttery feel. Coats the mouth in goodness. Chewiness is slightly odd -- brings out the alcohol instead of the malts. A bit disappointing, but otherwise very very good.

O: I let this brew sit a while. It mellowed out the malts nicely. Good brew. Would definitely recommend. Don't think it's at the level of Old Rasputin, but quite good.

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Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 2,529 ratings.