Great Lakes Barrel-Aged 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): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Dogbrick on 11-29-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,815
Reviews:
423
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
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1,362
Gots:
339
For Trade:
33
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Ratings: 1,815 |  Reviews: 423
Photo of Srqb
3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jakemn91
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skwalk47
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zhillsgator
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of I_want_some_heady
4.86/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vonnerbeer
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bonannophone
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tilley4
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big, boozy and badass.... Amazing beer... Blackout on steroids for sure.. Base beer is terrific but this is.... Badass..... The aromas, the flavors, the booze... Absolutely amazing.... Desert island beer right here.., descriptions are pointless... This beer is incredible

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Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of inspektor
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tsgooch79
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of seakayak
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ha-sheem
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blackout stout looks like a blackout alright. Damn sturdy 1" brown head on it.

Aroma was roast, soft bourbon and wood touches, a little bit of caramel and vanilla.

Taste was pretty diverse given the monolithic black appearance. Not a huge as beer, its big, but manageable without effort, you can really drink this easily for what it is. Chewy viscosity is very nice. Sugars aren't overdone. Creamy smooth at times when you hit that sweet spot temperature wise. Chocolate is dark and slightly bitter.

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Photo of 98green
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap into a snifter. I'm not a fan of most of the Great Lakes offerings I've tried, but I'm a sucker for BBA stouts. Look is deep black, no head. Smell is all whiskey barrel and dark fruit. Taste is more of the same. Lots of dark fruit again, more whiskey. This one actually reminds me more of a quad than a big stout. Perhaps more like a muted version of Stone w00t. Feel gives more of that slick sweetness and a nice boozy burn. I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of dwoolley1
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Anatole
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkleu357
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Medium thickness mouthfeel. Dark black body with a lighter brown thin head. Aroma is a dull cocoa smell. Good chocolate taste with hints of sweet caramel.

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Photo of Joshkoskinen
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.33 out of 5 based on 1,815 ratings.
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