Blackout Stout | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by GreatPondBrewer on 11-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,146
Reviews:
1,236
Ratings:
3,575
pDev:
8.57%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Greg_ehr
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jvillefan
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with best if enjoyed by 8/10/10 date putting this at least 8-10 years old. Poured into a tulip appears black with khaki cap that fades slow leaving a wall of spotty lace.

Aroma is milk chocolate and roasty earthen grain with almost a raisony hint of fruit aswell.

Tastes of milk chocolate, raison and slight oxidation with dusty grain and alcohol warmth.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Solid stuff, very enjoyable.

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Photo of _Adam_
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-hunter
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into 12oz snifter glass. 9% abv

Appearance- Pours a deep charcoal black with a light tan head, dissipating to a ring around the glass. Opaque.

Smell- Molasses, cocoa, expresso, toffee.

Taste- Barely malt quickly turns into a velvety layer of chocolate. Sweet dark chocolate flavors persist. Becomes more coffee like towards the finish. The cold brewed coffee flavors of this beer give it a bitter finish, still holding in cocoa notes.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- Deep and dark, Blackout Stout is appropriately named. Very smooth and layered. Drinks just like a big stout should. Surely this would be a good candidate for cellaring.

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Photo of Flathead5173
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cstasek
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MeIquiades
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black in color with no penetration to light. There's a quarter inch of brown head resting on top. The aroma is of bitter, dark roasted barley and chocolate. I'm tasting lots of dark chocolate and bitter, dark roasted barley. The mouth is sticky, chewy, and viscous. I would swear that this is 11 or 12% based on the taste and texture.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chiefz1
3.19/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smi69
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddiehop
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A -Pours a very dark opaque color ver little head and slight lacing.
S -Aroma has hints of malt and chocolate.
T -The taste follows the nose with malt, chocolate and coffee.
M -A medium bodied unique tasting beer.
O - A very well done beer. A good beer from a consistent brewery.

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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SABERG
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle "best by 5/5/2018" into the test glass
A - Deep dark backdrop,hides the solid carbonation. A light mocha cap of 1/2" last for a long time.
S - Dark roast malt, some notes of cocoa, pumpernickel toast, and a hint of char are all wonderful
T - Very clean elements of dark roast malt, a touch of coffee, bakers chocolate.
M - Medium in body, a bit light on the palate, with an exceptional dry finish.
O - A very good stout, clean and without any gimmick. Worth seeking out

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Photo of Scasterline
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 3,575 ratings