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Pain - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-06-2011

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Reviews by SmartyPints:
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4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Greenbush.

A- Came to me pitch black in color. Half finger dark khaki head shows light retention and ends up as whisps of foam on the top of my beer. Light streaks of lace on the sides of the glass with some legs to boot while drinking this one.

S- Bitter chocoalte in the front of the nose mixes with lactose and light roast. The lactose starts make up a large part of the aroma in the middle with an underlying caramel malt which is very faint. Some hints of darker fruit come through toward the end and adds a little to a light alcohol aroma in the ending.

T- Roasted malts come right through the front with this beer. Hints of black licorice come through toward the middle of the beer and quickly exit leaving the roast to linger. Ending of the beer shows off where all the lactose in the nose went with a baker's chocoalte like flavor mingling with the roast. Alcohol is present but not as much as I feared it would with being such a big beer. By the end of the beer the roast and bitter chocolate flavor balance each other out.

M- Heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer itself. No off flavors were present although it would be hard to tell I think. All the flavors were very clean tasting. Heavy drying on the palate from the alcohol.Lots of roast left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly warming alcohol, bitter chocoalte, and lingering roasted malts.

O- This for me is a perfect stout which is strong in ABV and in flavor but the two together doesn't bring this one over the top. A nice sipping beer that I wouldn't mind having a couple pints of...as long as I'm not the one driving home from Greenbush.

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Jet black color, the beer is capped by a dense layer of mocha tinged foam. Compact and creamy, leaving behind lots of dripping lace in the glass. Lasting coverage on the surface, some patchy skim remains after the first few sips.

Deep aroma of sweet spice and rich woodsy roastiness. Cardamom, creamy chocolate covered dried cherry or currants.

Ashy char, bitter roast and milky chocolate in the aftertaste. Rich and creamy, full bodied from the lactose. A slight burn from the higher abv, but it's in the background. Lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Sticky on the lips, slightly warming. A nice full bodied milk stout that's burly enough for the cold winter months ahead.

Thanks for this one Eric!

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Decent milk stout, not my favorite, but worth trying.

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A: Coal black with a rich, frothy brown head

S: Sweet chocolate, roast/char, and creamy, milky coffee beans. Heavy, heavy roast is nice, but for me it's not pairing well with sweeter aromas here. This is the only (relatively) weak component of the beer.

T: A fantastic blend of roasted malts, creamy coffee, bitter chocolate, and more bitterness and char. Pain starts off slightly sweet, then the sweetness recedes immediately and is replaced by bitter, roasted cocoa and chary coffee flavors. Just outstanding stuff.

M: Thick, a bit viscous, and full-bodied. Totally spot-on to match the rich flavor profile.

O: The best milk stout I've had. Just about perfect (for my palate, anyway) combination of roast, cocoa, and sweet creaminess.

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Pain from Greenbush Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.