Pain | Greenbush Brewing Company

PainPain
BA SCORE
82.5%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 63 ratings
PainPain
BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 12-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,321
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
63
Liked:
52
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
14.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
9
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by emerge077:
Photo of emerge077
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jet black color, the beer is capped by a dense layer of mocha tinged foam. Compact and creamy, leaving behind lots of dripping lace in the glass. Lasting coverage on the surface, some patchy skim remains after the first few sips.

Deep aroma of sweet spice and rich woodsy roastiness. Cardamom, creamy chocolate covered dried cherry or currants.

Ashy char, bitter roast and milky chocolate in the aftertaste. Rich and creamy, full bodied from the lactose. A slight burn from the higher abv, but it's in the background. Lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Sticky on the lips, slightly warming. A nice full bodied milk stout that's burly enough for the cold winter months ahead.

Thanks for this one Eric!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of goast8127
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of king75
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jenjaben2001
1/5  rDev -75.2%

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

Photo of Stu_Grimson
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Danielr26
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Bung
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of docoman
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
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 tommy5
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Prager62
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
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 stortore
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of StoutHunter
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of pmessick
4.67/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Photo of loganburgh
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MallyOMight
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ksills
3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blankenhoney
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
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 core42
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Eric85
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of McBAINx
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJMullins
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Pain from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.5% out of 100 with 63 ratings
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