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Delusion - Greenbush Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

91 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 6.98%
Wants: 46
Gots: 21 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kawilliams81 on 01-13-2013)
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

jlmathis, Apr 04, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Half Acre snifter.
No bottle date. Cool label. Complementing color schemes throughout.

If you liked Southern Tier's Creme Brulee stout, you'll want this. You'll want it bad. Enjoyed the mouthfeel on this one. Nice to have something more dense after a lot of thinner stouts. Boozy. Good boozy. Excellent.

4amepiphany, Apr 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

AndrewKroll, Mar 19, 2013
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LSMroz, Mar 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

imfrommichigan, Feb 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

mgroothuis, Jun 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

justlovebeer, Dec 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Lord_Peter, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Ncpogs, Apr 14, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +5.6%

Bottle poured into a Greenbush snifter.

Pour: Oily dark brown with a nearly midnight black body. A finger of deep khaki head forms and leaves a little bit of lacing.

Smell: Wow. Incredibly roasted oak char, seamlessly mixed with creamy milk chocolate, butterscotch, and toffee. The butterscotch is definitely the most prevalent flavor, but everything else supports it very well. A hint of coffee. This smells perfect.

Taste: Again, woah. Huge oak char up front, mixed with clean bourbon vanilla, smooth roastiness, and sticky toffee. Loads of butterscotch and milk chocolate in the middle. As it warms, the roast on the back really owns with a delicious char and smooth vanilla. In no way is this beer smokey - simply roasty and full. Finished with sticky toffee, melted milk chocolate, and dry roasted oak.

Mouthfeel: The body of this is incredibly creamy and smooth. A nice sipper, at least simply for the oak character. A touch too sweet as it warms, but this isn't a major negative. A nice bourbon presence, but not much heat to speak of.

Overall: So Greenbush literally has made me eat (drink?) my words. This was one of the best barrel aged stouts I've ever had. Incredibly unique and unlike any other of the style I've had before.

cfrances33, Apr 09, 2013
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KevinL, Mar 27, 2014
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Delusion from Greenbush Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.