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Pain - Greenbush Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

45 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-06-2011

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Reviews by divineaudio:
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3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into my founders snifter

a - pours an opaque dark brown, like used motor oil except not that viscous. got a thin cap of dark brown head that calmed to a film. thin, leggy lacing in this one.

s - deep roasted barley, dark chocolate milkshake, faint molasses.

t - heavy on the roasted barley and dark chocolate notes, less of the milky sweetness. but it is still there. also faintly nutty at times. has a fair bit of bitterness happening on the middle and sides of the tongue. alcohol taste is (surprisingly) well hidden.

m - full bodied for sure. the right amount of carbonation but a little on the coarse side co2 wise. fairly smooth though with a noticeable alcohol warming.

o - solid beer from a brewery that is really starting to impress me. abv catches up pretty quick though, 2/3 through the glass and i'm really feeling it so be careful with this one. would certainly buy more if i came across it.

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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of docoman
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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Think this is #13 from the advent calendar. Bottled 10.09.14 and enjoyed from a snifter.

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 45 ratings.