Retribution - Greenbush Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12.14.2012 at Ashley's Westland on draft.
Looks like a Guinness in the glass; has more to do with the lighting in here, as in actuality, its got a nice deep dark brown color to it. The head dissipates rather quickly, but when this beer arrived, at first glance, it was a dead ringer for the black gold.
Smells very nutty and floral, like a mild Belgian brew sans the sourness. An earthy aroma is present as well, followed by mild malty smells.
Tastes very nutty and light, a mild saffron flavor comes through an otherwise densely cocoa/malt/weak coffee note. This is a unique beer to say the least; a burp brings up a roasted chestnut flavor that is blatantly sweet. The finish is rather dry and bites as a high ABV should.
For a brew crowding 9%, this is exceptionally smooth. I have a feeling a bottling of this might be a bit tougher to get down, but this is easy drinking. It reminds me of an imperial porter but lighter and a tad syrupy.
Overall, this beer is a great "starter" before moving onto other beers. I don't think I'd order this if I've already had a few. However, it is sitting nicely as an end-of-the-week beer, before I get home and pour another. This is one where the flavor profile is worth tasting, and after letting a buzz settle in, would be a waste. I dig the subtle flavors here, and would chalk this one up to a one-beer sitting, rather than throwing this one in on a night where I'd drink multiple brews.
Serving type: on-tap
12-14-2012 22:42:57 | More by Fanhitter
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Retribution from Greenbush Brewing Company
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