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:
#1,103
Reviews:
1,232
Ratings:
3,562
pDev:
8.57%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
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714
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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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Photo of Bark0707
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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Photo of untitledeuphoria
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

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MMOSNN
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrosso
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeLev
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dokhollidai
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atomicbeer
3.11/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Draft pint at Bar 145 in Toledo Ohio. Black as hell, minimal aroma of roast barley. Roast barley and coffee taste just before the alcohol takes over. Tastes like a stout flavored vodka. One strong MF.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shade1951
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appropriately dark - very dark - nearly black. Earthy, musty smell. Flavor follows suit - earthy. I don't know that I would call the flavor "complex," but it's good. I also like that there is sufficient carbonation. No tricks needed to bring it from flat to carbonated, as is supposedly the case with certain other well-known stouts. I suspect this is even better when paired with food - something hearty. Beef stew. Sirloin with onions and mushrooms.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 3,562 ratings