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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:
#1,068
Reviews:
1,222
Ratings:
3,520
pDev:
8.57%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
484
Gots:
705
Trade:
25
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Ratings: 3,520 |  Reviews: 1,222
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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

A thick, heavy, motor oil-viscous black beer, there's no question of this beer's intent. The almost medium brown head stands up, not especially tall but not at all short, and it's thick, hefty and creamy. It's certainly got some strength to it, and it proves it not only by staying the whole session through, but by depositing itself in thick patching with lots of interlacing webbing to nearly the bottom of the glass.
It's not as big in the nose as the flavor, but it's got a great backbone of big roasted malts and the typical bittersweet cocoa and coffee notes with a bit of creamy smoothness and a faint hint of vanilla-like sweetness.
The notes in the aroma come out in the flavor but bigger, with a stronger char to it, a light touch of charcoal and wood, and little fusel alcohol. A bit more of the creamy sweetness is well integrated.
It's got the body, nice and rich with a good thickness to it. It's almost milky. It's not huge but it doesn't disappoint by any means, and it does stand up to the bigger ones. It's nicve and smooth with just a little char into the finish before going smooth again.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 3,520 ratings
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