Blackout Stout | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Blackout StoutBlackout Stout
BA SCORE
93.3%
Liked This Beer
4.2 w/ 3,515 ratings
Blackout StoutBlackout 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
Ranking:
#1,039
Reviews:
1,222
Ratings:
3,515
Liked:
3,281
Avg:
4.2/5
pDev:
8.57%
Alströms:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
483
Gots:
703
Trade:
26
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,515 |  Reviews: 1,222
Photo of DeaconWhite82
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second favorite Great Lakes seasonal. Pours almost black with little head. I like the smell. Complex taste. Sweet, burnt, bitter. A lot going on. Too much carbonation linger. Gives you that high quality buzz. I bought a case 4 years running. It is good

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Photo of Gemini6
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -steve-
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManBearPat
4.76/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chackman151
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggtriksta
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timc32
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown/black with thin, brown head that lasts shortly.

Smells roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and light alcohol.

Tastes chocolate, roasted malts, light char and light coffee. Finish is semi dry with a light coffee and smokey linger. Higher side of medium carbonation with smooth lower medium carbonation

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Photo of Duffman79
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjmiller718
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of fuhrsd
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rydev24
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Garnet-jet with tan leggy cream. 4
Leather, ash, and rum barrel. 4.25
Chocolate cake, licorice, root beer, more chocolate icing, cherry skin, strong coffee, and slight earthy finish with some clean roast. 4
Creamy, chewy, medium. 4.25

Ton of chocolate, clean, no burn - this does a lot of things right. Dessert without cloying. Great Lakes with the mad skills on show. 4.25

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

Photo of nmattis13
3.26/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leitmotif
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with a bit of brown foam. Aroma has milk chocolate, pudding and sweet coffee. Taste starts on the sweet side as well with nice chocolate notes but finishes really bitter and roasty, even a bit ashy. Medium body and carbonation. It's a really classic imperial stout. Well made but nothing impressive.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint.

A: Dark black in body with a creamy off white head on top.

S: Roasted Malts, chocolate, grains, light coffee

T: Follows the nose quite closely very rich slightly sweet but not too sweet and lots of roasted malts, chocolate, almost a coffee roast flavor and a little bit of anise and then followed by some alcohol heat.

M: Creamy and full not super thick drinks like a stout should.

O: This is a very solid regular stout the only thing I can ding it for is the alcohol is noticeable which is unpleasant otherwise this is Edmund Fitzgerald on steroids.

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Photo of jgarvis
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Purp1eOne
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93.3% out of 100 with 3,515 ratings
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