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Great Lakes Apocalypse Later 999 - Great Lakes Brewery

Great Lakes Apocalypse Later 999
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very good

10 Ratings
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 7.51%

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.99% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jrenihan on 01-15-2012)
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-10-2013 23:08:14 | More by hopsolutely
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fresh guest tap at Indie alehouse. Black as night, a little retained head, with lace left behind. The aroma is the Cascade hops. The taste gives more finish to the roasted malt. There is a nominal amount of smoke. A big beer, with hops hops hops. Palate erasing on.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2013 03:41:50 | More by Sammy
Photo of Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Great Lakes Brewery for this gift.

A: Pours a 1 1/2 inch head that is fluffy and off white and is darker as you look down the head (from top to the bottom where the beer starts) Opaque, very dark with hues of burgundy. Reminds me of a Dr. Pepper.

S: Very citrus and pinny with some wetness. Dark malts are present in the background with aromas of chocolate and dark coffee.

T: HOP FORWARD. Citrus and pin again. Flavours of bitter orange with dark chocolate on the side. It is so hop forward, backwards and forward again that the malt is hidden. Then I burped and for some reason I tasted coffee and grain. That's a first.

M: Medium body, makes my mouth pucker, there is some astringency to it. Malt is too hidden by the hops.

O: I get what they are doing and the purpose of the beer so I can't take that away from them. As for style....well lets just say it's stands out...good or bad up to you to figure that out.

Serving type: can

02-06-2013 02:45:24 | More by Kremlock
Photo of korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brewed 12/12/12
Dry hopped 12/21/12 (good way to spend the end of the world)

16oz can into tumbler.
Special thanks to TheSevenDuffs for another fantastic box. Beer karma needs to be returned to him one day ten fold.

A- Totally opaque black pour. Two plus finger dark tan head. Heavy and creamy looking, leaving loads of sticky lacing.

S- Wet, potent and extremely yummy smelling hops. Bright citrus with a touch of dankness. There is some pine in the back with the dark roast and slight chocolate and coffee notes. Very hop forward and fantastic.

T- Hop forward with a lingering finish. Crammed in between the start and finish is dark bitter chocolate and a touch of burnt coffee.

M- Medium body, slightly creamy (It's borderline nitro tap feeling IMO) Sticky on the lips.

Serving type: can

01-31-2013 23:52:46 | More by korguy123
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Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can poured in to tulip.

A - Poured black with a generous amount (3 fingers) of medium brown head with good retention.

S - Piney and citrus hop aromas up front with roast, chocolate and coffee notes present.

T - Huge bitterness up front accompanies a fresh hop profile that adds pine, grapefruit and lighter orange peel flavours. Background adds roast, coffee and bakers chocolate.

M - Medium body and full of sticky tongue-coating hop oils. Light carbonation.

O - This was about a week old, and the freshness was very apparent. The hops really shined in this beer.

Serving type: can

01-27-2013 19:38:41 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black with a moderate tan head. Retention is good, but not a huge amount of head to begin with. Quite a bit of lacing.

The smell contains a nice blend of bright citrus fruits and roasted malt. Quite aromatic.

Taste is similar and is very juicy. A lot of citrus fruit is present: orange, lemon, a bit of pineapple. Bitter but there is also some sweet caramel malt present, resulting in a nice bit of balance.

Highly carbonated, medium to full bodied.

Overall, quite good. Not dissimilar to Amsterdam's The Nightman Cometh, another high ABV black IPA recently brewed in Ontario. I prefer the Nightman, but this is also a very tasty brew.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2012 21:30:19 | More by jrenihan
Great Lakes Apocalypse Later 999 from Great Lakes Brewery
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