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Delusion - Greenbush Brewing Company

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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 40
Gots: 20 | 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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13%

03-29-2014 15:34:07 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.2%

03-29-2014 15:44:40 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -13%

01-19-2014 04:03:23 | More by ygtbsm94
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

01-17-2013 19:35:33 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-09-2013 12:05:13 | More by MarkyMOD
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-03-2013 02:16:22 | More by Gonzoillini
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-01-2014 13:08:48 | More by liamt07
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

02-21-2014 15:05:02 | More by ShanePB
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-31-2014 21:44:53 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-27-2013 21:30:57 | More by Duff27
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-29-2013 03:36:55 | More by sweemzander
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

02-14-2014 14:27:34 | More by smartassboiler
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle of this from cpferris. Had never heard of this beer, let alone this brewery, so thanks for introducing me to something new man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Imperial cream stout on rye whiskey.

APPEARANCE: A dark brown pour, almost black, yields a one finger, looser, mocha colored head with good retention. Black body with medium carbonation evident. Head fades to a full wisp and ring, though only a ring remains leaving a few falling dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Whiskey barrel for sure, with oak and some sweet vanilla cream on the nose. Milk chocolate and some dark, roasted chocolate aromas as well. Bold and enticing, with plenty of depth. Really wonderful.

TASTE: Whisky and oak up front for sure, with some sweet cream and milk chocolate as well. Finish is whisky barrel with boozy flavors, sweet vanilla cream, bitter pure chocolate and some roasted flavors. Lots of boozy barrel, caramel and vanilla cream sweetness, with some roasted and bitter dark chocolate from the base beer lingering on the palate. Really interesting and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body and medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a burn at the swallow and finishes mouth-coating. Creamy and enough weight for sure. Solid.

OVERALL: This was really good, with lots of great aromas and flavors in exceptional balance, on top of a solid mouth feel to support it all. Well done. A little less booze in the flavor and a darker, thicker head would help the cause, but these are minor complaints. A complex, well balanced, bold and flavorful stout with lots going on. Really enjoyed this one. Thanks again cpferris. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 19:34:23 | More by Jeffo
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-28-2013 02:33:53 | More by egrace84
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle as an extra from Tim. Big time thanks! Pours black with a big fluffy dark brown head that pops out of my Teku glass. Some roast and sweet lactose aroma, a little chocolate, a bit of bourbon booze. Plenty of rye whiskey here on top of a big roasty stout. Some dark chocolate notes, a bit of dark fruit, and some more mellow whiskey. Lingering roast and like oak left on the palate. Rich mouthfeel supported by what I assume is lactose that sweetens things up a bit. Low to medium carbonation. A really nice beer with good balance between roast, sweet, and spicy rye whiskey notes.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 01:47:57 | More by BMMillsy
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notchucknorris

California

4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Ivan for the chance to try this one. Had no idea what I was walking into on this.

A: Black body capped by a huge tan head that foams up in the glass like crazy, nearly spilling over. Retention is ridiculous, and after about ten minutes, the beer finally settles at about a half finger. Leaves big spots of lace after each sip.

S: Some subdued whiskey notes right away with a lot of sweetness behind it. Milk chocolate, rich cream, coffee with sugar and cream, char, roasted malt and some light oak. Very well balanced.

T: Roasted malt mingling with milk chocolate right away. Some caramel, tootsie roll, vanilla, cream and toffee in the middle. Finish shows a touch of smoke, anise and charred oak. Mouthfeel is rich and super creamy. The thick head makes the beer almost milkshake-like. A really unique and really incredible barrel aged stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 19:09:18 | More by notchucknorris
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Photekut

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Thanks JR. Poured into a O'so snifter today, 4/22/2014.

A- Dark black body, two finger mocha head that's particularly large for a BA stout like this. Great retention and some lacing left over. Quite different than all the other BA stouts I've seen, actually.

S- Very sweet lactose, roast and charred malts that is cut by a nice bitter spicy rye nose. Solid, nothing super special or pungent, but this combination shows up much better on the nose.

F- Very good and very balanced. Simultaneously sweet lactose, sweet whiskey notes and dark malts mixed in with the rye bitterness that balances everything out. Very flavourful and very interesting.

M- Medium bodied but on the thicker side, very substantial and surprisingly low carbonation despite the large head in the appearance.

O- Very good imperial stout, it's certainly not BCBS but it's a very good and somewhat unique beer in its own right.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 04:06:57 | More by Stevedore
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours black with a 1 finger dark cola head. Small bubbles and clumps of lacing cling to the glass.

S- chocolate, marshmallow, whiskey, vanilla.

T- dark chocolate, some roast, whiskey, some spice, vanilla and slight bitter coffee.

M- full body and medium carbonation. Very smooth, thick and creamy beer. Hides the abv very well.

O- amazing beer! Greenbush nailed it with this beer. I will be trying to get more of this for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 03:46:38 | More by kawilliams81
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-28-2013 04:31:04 | More by Etan
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Paccamacca

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

01-10-2014 18:31:01 | More by Paccamacca
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Delusion from Greenbush Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.