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Pain - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-06-2011)
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divineaudio

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 00:50:18 | More by divineaudio
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A bottle from CaptCleveland from one of our many trades, this one a couple months back (I think) & other than a few bottles of BA Blackout, the last beer standing. 12 oz. of beer with some inscrutable bottle art involving horns & a hammer? Maybe the kids get it.

Pour is dark black with a foaming-at-the-mouth head I didn't really expect from a big milk stout; takes two pours to get it in my chalice. Chocolate is the strongest element of the nose, accompanied on the mash tun by some lactose & roast. Nice, if rather mundane.

Pain reminds me of the anise stout that Stone made a while back & no, that's not a big compliment. Anise/black licorice come on like a pair of Czech porn stars, aggressive, dominating. The lactose/milkiness provides a jarring counterpoint, & the bitter chocolate adds to the flailing chaos. Roast noticeably absent, with the void filled by sweet malts. Really nice & thick, but I could have done with a half-pour.

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Pain from Greenbush Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.