Pain | Greenbush Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
greenbushbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MasterSki on 12-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
14.04%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
9
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of JDoHo
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prager62
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Greenbush for the release. Served in their signature 12oz. snifter.

Look- Black as night with a very generous mocha head.

Smell- Chocolate, coffee, tobacco, a bit of licorice and roast.

Taste- Bakers chocolate, tobacco, espresso, and a hint of raisin in the finish.

Feel- Thick and oily with considerable alcohol burn going down.

Overall- This is one big, thick and chewy stout. It starts out drinking quite easy and then the true nature of this beast hits you. A very tasty big stout that's perfect for the colder weather.

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Photo of king75
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbierbear
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MallyOMight
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, generously given to me from a friend in 2014, poured into a Greenbush Snifter.

The beer pours a nice, deep jet black color, very opaque and thick, with a billowy, boisterous caramel colored head, two fingers tall that has nice retention and yields wonderful bands of soapy lace. The aroma is pleasant, creamy, chocolatey, sugary, mild stone fruit, rich grain, just a touch of roastiness. The flavors are nice, lots of roastiness, smooth grain, rich chocolate, light pitted plum, a hint of coffee, a bit sugary, creamy and milky, simple but nice, the alcohol is hidden well, but you can definitely perceive that this is a big beer. The mouthfeel is fantastic, rich, creamy, thick, soft, coating, easy finish that does have a tinge of dryness.


Verdict: A nice beer from Greenbush, a really pleasant beer from a style I'm not super fond of. It's definitely simple, but has all the hallmarks of the style, roasty yet creamy and sweet, ample chocolate character and the almost coffee like profile flavorwise is very enjoyable.

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Photo of ksills
3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinL
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of loganburgh
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of shredder83
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KAP72
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bung
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Norseman
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pmessick
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Photo of McBAINx
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of docoman
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent milk stout, not my favorite, but worth trying.

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Photo of goast8127
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of ejmw
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of blankenhoney
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Think this is #13 from the advent calendar. Bottled 10.09.14 and enjoyed from a snifter.

A: Coal black with a rich, frothy brown head

S: Sweet chocolate, roast/char, and creamy, milky coffee beans. Heavy, heavy roast is nice, but for me it's not pairing well with sweeter aromas here. This is the only (relatively) weak component of the beer.

T: A fantastic blend of roasted malts, creamy coffee, bitter chocolate, and more bitterness and char. Pain starts off slightly sweet, then the sweetness recedes immediately and is replaced by bitter, roasted cocoa and chary coffee flavors. Just outstanding stuff.

M: Thick, a bit viscous, and full-bodied. Totally spot-on to match the rich flavor profile.

O: The best milk stout I've had. Just about perfect (for my palate, anyway) combination of roast, cocoa, and sweet creaminess.

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Photo of SteveB24
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of charlesjwinkler
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of LakersGotRings
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Pain from Greenbush Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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