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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GreatPondBrewer on 11-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,085
Reviews:
1,230
Ratings:
3,553
pDev:
8.57%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
483
Gots:
716
Trade:
23
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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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Photo of burk1982
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

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

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HounshellC
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek96
3.49/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of smulford68
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank this in a snifter.
Black Brown appearance with minimal head - low carbonation. I like there to be a wee bit of head so I call it a 3.75 on look based on that alone...just personal preference.
nice toasted malty smell, some coffee.
I really enjoyed the taste - caramel/coffee without being overbearingly sweet. Its 9% so you can certainly detect the alcohol on the finish.
Perfect for cold Ohio Decembers

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Photo of durwood64
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | 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 3,553 ratings
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