Apathy | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by ahq514 on 11-25-2011

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 63
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served on draft at Ashley's in Westland, MI.

Appearance- Pours jet black with a 1/4 inch jamocha head that slowly fizzles out into a veil-y halo around the glass.

Smell- Burnt roasty coffee notes, oatmeal tartness. No doubt where this one's going.

Taste- Cold Sumatran coffee, a little booziness, dry bitter malts, faint black licorice notes, robust Cameroon wrap cigar finish coats the mouth. Tart sweet oatmeal sugar on the teeth as an afterthought. A good example of the style.

Mouthfeel- smooth and creamy with a slight mineral water fizz. Pretty standard.

Overall- a great example of the style. Nothing extraordinary, but if I wanted an oatmeal stout, I'd reach for this one any time. A very sessionable stout. Perhaps a good base to build off of for some added chocolate, coffee, barrel aging, etc. for Greenbush in the future. I dig stouts, so this would be a go-to for sure.


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Photo of kylehay2004
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No head really with scattered lacing on a jet black body. Aroma is light like so many of this brewers brews with mostly light roasted malts and coffee and a subtle vanilla sweetness. Flavors include roasted malts, oats, coffee bitterness and minimal earthy hops. Medium to full body and light to moderate carbonation. A little dark chocolate sweetness rounds this one out. A nice traditional oatmeal stout as drinkable and good as these can be.

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Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with one and a half fingers of brown head. Head has decent retention but doesn't leave much lacing. Smells of roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and grain. Taste starts off very roasty, before bitter chocolate comes through. Oats provide a bit of silkiness. More roast than a typical oatmeal stout, but really tasty.

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Photo of cagocubs
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-Tap locally

A- Pours an opaque/black color with a significant one finger ivory head. Puffy head leaves great lacing on glass and retains well.

S- Roasted coffee, chocolate, some nuttiness, and some sweet vanilla. Lots going on here.

T- A bitterness hits you right off the bat and sticks with you throughout the sip. The malty and roasted coffee notes are strong. Some sweetness finds its way through along with some hop bite. Mild alcohol trace in the sip.

M- Medium body with good mouth coating and warming. The aftertaste is bitter which should be expected from the smell and taste.

O- One of the more bitter examples of this beer. I personally enjoyed the strength of this brew and the fact that Greenbush stuck to the basics.

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Photo of SmartyPints
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Greenbush.

A- Pours a deep black color. One finger dark tan head shows medium retention. Long lace sticks to my glass with each and every sip.

S- Good clean roast up front with this beer with oats and chocolate acting as secondary aromas right after the roast. Hints of vanilla follow this along with a hint of alcohol in the ending. The chocolate in the backend shows up a little more as it warms.

T- Good roasted malt comes out first with a bittersweet chocolate like flavor right after. The roasted malts do come out more after the initial chocoalte flavor in a coffee like hit. The middle shows off more the coffee roast along with a matching bittersweet chocolate. Ending of the beer shows a light bitterness from hops and a little dose of roasted malts.

M- Medium-heavy body. Carbonation was a little light for the style I thought but managed to work itself out with the beer nicely. Lots of roasted coffee and chocolate left on the palate. Hints of warming alcohol, bittering hops, and light roast are left long into the aftertaste. No off flavors at all in this beer. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol.

O- This beer was a good example of the style without going overboard. Smooth with a perfect amount in the aroma and flavor. The ABV is nice and low enough that you can drink a couple of these to stay warm in the coming winter months.

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Photo of ahq514
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from growler into english pint glass.

Pours a dark black color with a beautiful beige head. Can't really tell the carbonation by the look. Nice coating of lacing.

Aroma is typical for a stout. Dry roasted grains up front followed by a touch of oats. A little bit of sweet chocolate and caramel follows.

Creamy and bittersweet chocolate and caramel up front like in the aroma. Big roasted grains follow showcasing a heavy dose of coffee flavors. Dries out in the end and ends with a little bit of bitterness, presumably from the grains and a small dose of earthy bittering hops.

Good creamy mouthfeel. Medium-full body and low-medium carbonation.

Another solid offering from Greenbush. Good creaminess and drinkability for an oatmeal stout. Nice dose of roasted grains too. Really looking forward to trying more from Greenbush. Really hope to see their stuff in bottles soon.

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Apathy from Greenbush Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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