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Barrel Aged Dystopia - Greenbush Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Dystopia
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: atoulouk on 07-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged in Journeyman Distillery whiskey barrels.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Bung
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Didn't care for the sour qualities. To each there own.

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

Photo of grover37
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit thin and slightly acidic. Decent flavors, though a bit charred, but could be more rich.

Photo of McBAINx
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle #5 from the Advent Calendar, bottled on 9.11.14 and enjoyed from a snifter

The whiskey is strong with this one. BA Dystopia pours a cola brown with almost no head, only a thin khaki ring at the edge of the glass. Whiskey and straight alcohol dominate the nose, but there are nice notes of oak, vanilla, char, and chocolate. Taste is heavy on roasted malts, straight whiskey, wood shavings, and chocolate. The finish is very bitter. Mouthfeel is light and creamy.

Overall, I think this is a nice BA stout that manages to taste much bigger than its 9.5% ABV. The heavy whiskey and wood presence was a bit much for me, but the nose is great and I can appreciate the flavor profile Greenbush is aiming for here.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Barrel Aged Dystopia from Greenbush Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.