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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:
#1,069
Reviews:
1,222
Ratings:
3,519
pDev:
8.57%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Best by date: 5/14/15

Pours black with a thin but frothy tan head. Head dissipates quickly.
Smells of coffee, milk chocolate, and oatmeal.
Taste follows the nose; mostly coffee and chocolate notes, slightly sweet, slight hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is exceptional; smooth and creamy, finishing with a gentle chalkiness. Hardly any heat.
I look forward to this beer every year. It is one of my favorites.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a nearly opaque black color. A bit of ruby/brown highlights around the edges. At first a small bubbly tan head forms, but continues to rise, which eventually builds to about two fingers. Excellent retention, and lace.
S: Roasted malt, coffee, and big dark chocolate aromas. A liquorish aroma in the nose as well.
T: Typical roasted malt and coffee that are in most stouts. Some liquorish, and that big dark bakers chocolate is excellent.
M/D: A full body and moderate carbonation. A bit on the resinous side, but overall so smooth. A perfect warming and enjoyable stout. Incredibly easy to drink for the size.

Like everything else from Great Lakes, this is top shelf stuff. One of my favorite breweries, and a typically excellent offering.

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Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 3,519 ratings
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