Great Lakes Blackout Stout | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
3,508 Ratings
Great Lakes Blackout StoutGreat Lakes Blackout Stout
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by GreatPondBrewer on 11-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,508
Reviews:
1,220
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
Wants:
482
Gots:
701
For Trade:
26
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,508 |  Reviews: 1,220
Photo of Coldsnack
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark, thick black, with a mocha colored head (1 inch or so), and good lacing down the glass.

Smells massively of roasted malt and chocolate.

Great chocolately sweetness in the taste here, is balanced by some enjoyable roasty bitterness. A lot of malt was clearly put into this brew. A bit smokey.

Full, creamy body. Not the thickest, gloopiest stout I've ever had, but it's very nicely full. Low carbonation. Drinkable for the size.

Would buy this one again for sure. On the lookout for the BA version.

 572 characters

Photo of MJSJr
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of tsauce2
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: 12 fl oz bottle poured in to a DFH tulip.

A: SRM is black. Opaque. Head is very light tan, 1/2 in, dissipates to outsides of glass. Light carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Dark roast malt, oat, coffee, hints of caramel.

T: Picking up dark roast malt and oats primarily. Nice hop balance; simcoe is a nice addition. Aftertaste is drm and light coffee.

M: Full body. Hops give a nice balance. Semi-dry aftertaste.

O: Very good RIS. This beer ages very nicely as well. Would love to try the barreled version.

 509 characters

Photo of Drucifer
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of inspektor
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of nasboy
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Dolfan907
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of outsider
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BA_Berto
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Sparty55
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of dhouserBG
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ERRL710
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of WDJersey
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of CoolEthan
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of HighLowJack
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of spikechiquet
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of fitrock2112
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured Blackout Stout into Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours black as coal with no light getting through. One half finger of mocha head.

S - Roasted malts, and bitter coffee on first sniff. A touch of Baker's chocolate in there as well.

T - Getting dark chocolates, bitter coffee. Mid palate getting roasted malts. A little of alcohol on the aftertaste. Not bad.

M - It has a medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Just wish it was a bit fuller for a RIS.

O - A bit disappointed with this offering from Great Lakes. I know they can do better!
Cheers!

 549 characters

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of KJ2013
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Icedogs
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Great Lakes Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 3,508 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More