Mr. Hyde (SmallBar Collaboration) | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Mr. Hyde (SmallBar Collaboration)Mr. Hyde (SmallBar Collaboration)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dlello2 on 01-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
175
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
For Trade:
2
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Photo of ejmw
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TATURBO
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep black coffee flavor. Very Good mouthfeel not too thin. Nose was lacking any cues of what's in the glass. Really Good overall

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Photo of docoman
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz with a date of 11-28-16 into a snifter

It is mainly black with some brownish hues. Decent amount of khaki colored, thicker than medium froth on top. It didn't have a real long retention, but left a fine ring and whispy film on top.

It smells like coffee, coffee, and a little bit of coffee. Seriously. This is one of the biggest coffee bombs I have cracked open. Very ashy, black grounds. There is a hint of milk chocolate in there, but you really have to try to find it.

It tastes very bitter, and very ashy. Just TONS of straight black coffee grounds. Its like sucking on a filter. There really isn't anything else until you let it warm up close to room temp. Even then, it is still very coffee dominated. Sweet condensed milk starts to come through along with a light milk chocolate and oats.

It is just a hair thin bodied even for the ABV and style, but easy to drink and appropriately carbonated.

Even at it's best, this one is just too unbalanced for me objectively, but I like coffee and coffee beers so it is still very enjoyable overall. Not for the faint of heart though. Move over FBS.

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Photo of Cotton_27
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of booga73
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Z-man
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Another6Pack
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of marcb105
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of robvan18
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of frosted33
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Rons35
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of gashmoney
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Prasm
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furlinator
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Firebird Tavern, Detroit, Michigan on 02/17/17.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Greenbush's Mr. Hyde last week for $2.09 at The lager Mill. I had this beer last year at a Greenbush tap takeover and I thought it was a decent and I'm interested to see if my opinion has changed, so lets see how it goes. 2014 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A= The label looks nice, it seems to go with the name a little and I think it's eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't let any light come through and it had just about two and half fingers worth of creamy and slightly bubbly brown head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some lots of patchy lacing behind. This was a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the coffee being the first to show up and it imparts a nice black coffee like aroma with a little bit of chocolate to make for an aroma that's a little mocha like. Up next comes the malt with some dark malts, roasted and sweet malt like aromas coming through. Towards the end comes a little bit of a cream aspect, but it's pretty light. This beer had a pretty nice aroma that's just what I would expect from the style.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the roasted malts sticking out the most. Up next comes the coffee which imparts the same aspects that it did in the aroma, but this time the chocolate is just a little lighter and it takes on more of black coffee flavor. On the finish there's a slightly lower amount of medium bitterness with a black coffee like aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, but the base seemed to be more like a regular stout than a milk stout.

M- Smooth, slightly crisp, a little creamy, slightly sticky, on the lighter side of being full bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. This beer had a pretty nice mouthfeel that worked well with it, but I wouldn't mind a just a little more carbonation.

Overall i thought this was a pretty nice beer and i thought it was an above average example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in a Coffee Stout and I liked it but, but I wish there was more of a cream aspect to it, it just seemed to be a little one dimensional. This beer had ok drinkability, it was smooth, slightly crisp, a little creamy, slightly sticky, a little filling and the taste did a nice job of holding my attention, I think one is the perfect amount for me, anymore than that and it might start to get too filling. What I like the most about this beer wast the appearance, it was a really nice looking beer. What I like the least about this beer was the carbonation, I wish it had just a little more and it felt just a little flat. I would buy this beer again, but it isn't something I'll be stocking up on. I would recommend this to anyone who likes coffee stouts. All in all I liked this beer and I thought it was a good coffee stout, but I wouldn't mind more complexity and i think it was just slightly rough around the edges. It's just a little better than I remember, but it's still not one of the better example of the style. This isn't a favorite Greenbush beer and I still think Short's Cup A Joe is still my favorite of the style. Good job guys, I enjoyed this one, keep up the solid work.

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Photo of Lucoli
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonnyRebel
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of liamt07
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the brewery, 12oz into a tulip. Thanks CWBlues!

Deep brown, almost black with a mocha head. Creamy retention and a sheets of lacing. Nose has a large dose of coffee beans, chocolate tones, subtle green/herbal qualities. A bit creamy, some sweet malt . Taste is almost completely coffee, roasty and bitter finish. Very mild sweetness on the palate, this one finishes dry and the coffee lingers for quite some time. Alcohol is hidden, medium-full body. A good beer, coffee dominates but some complexity otherwise could've added - a bit one-dimensional and I love coffee beers.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks, Another6Pack! 12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is three fingers high and khaki in shade. Even better, it has an attractive density to it (though retention isn't anything great). Lots of lacing sticks to the glass, a solid ring in fact. This one's quite a looker. (4.25)

Smell: Yeah, I get plenty of coffee. The milk stout base that backs it up also works by bringing notes of vanilla cream and chocolate, but it could add some additional roastiness to the coffee. Otherwise, I can't complain about the nose - it hits all the aspects I like in a good coffee beer, and in a milk stout. (3.75)

Taste: Wow, this IS very roasty. Unlike what the nose may have suggested, it has both a coffee AND roasted malt note, with a subtle nutty finish. Before the coffee really hits the palate, there's a nice opening flavor of lactose. Only real problem? While the black coffee flavors are really nice, they become slightly vegetal at times. Still a rock-solid beer. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: The body is quite good - it's as thick-feeling as I expect from a near 8% brew, long finishing, yet it never lingers disgustingly. Carbonation is gentle yet assertive enough to cleanse the palate. (4)

Overall: I like coffee stouts, unless they suck...nope, this doesn't suck one bit. It even seems to bring a bigger black coffee flavor than your average example of the style. I wouldn't mind seeing this on a nearby shelf, that's for sure. (3.75)

3.81/5: What's so monstrous about this beer, again?

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Photo of imperialking
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PackenGreen
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mr. Hyde (SmallBar Collaboration) from Greenbush Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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