Mr. Hyde (SmallBar Collaboration) | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Mr. Hyde (SmallBar Collaboration)Mr. Hyde (SmallBar Collaboration)

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Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 173
Photo of stortore
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 8/29/16, had 10/4/16.

Pours very dark, near black and opaque. An attractive darker tan, one inch foamy head, with a good amount of foamy lacing. The smell starts with lightly roasted malts, then lots of good coffee, chocolate, vanilla, some smoke, a little molasses. The taste offers more medium roasted malts, still lots of coffee, chocolate, less vanilla than the nose. caramel, some molasses. Still pick up a little smoke. An earthy hop bitterness runs underneath, a bit of a sweet note on the finish.

Really good coffee in this, Full, layered flavor and aroma, if not overly complex, a fun one that's very enjoyable to drink. Well worth grabbing few bottles when you stop at the brewery, or your favorite bottle shop.

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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 drunkenmess
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This isnt a beer. This is a delicious extreme roasted cup of coffee. With hints of stout. Actually it tastes more like an imperial brown ale than a milk stout. Maybe its all the roasty bitterness that blends well with the sweetness of the stout. Very well balanced . Each ingredient compliments another.

That being said... Pours typical stout black. Off white head. Strong lacing. Smells of strong roasted coffee, light chocolate, slight sweetness buried in there. Taste is super bitter coffee that is mixed well with sweet milk and sugar followed by a dry mouthfeel. Medium body and carbonation.

Definitely a great brew for any coffee lover.

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Photo of MargotDarko
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single bottle from Horrock's on recommendation from one of the beer and wine guys. Poured into a porter/stout glass. It looked and smelled amazing. A wonderful smell of creamy, chocolaty coffee. I loved the silky, easy drinking of this one. A bit too easy drinking for the ABV! All the flavors blend together well with coffee coming through the strongest. It was good to the last drop. ;) I'd buy this again.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - pours a chestnut brown with khaki head that leaves lace around the glass after each sip.

S - Malts, chocolate, coffee, hops.

T - Rich chocolatey, creamy opening with layers of coffee and balanced nicely with hops.

O - Smooth creamy mouth feel makes this an easy to drink - this was a nice surprise. Drinkability is dangerously easy for the ABV on this one.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with brown edges; topped with a tall brown-beige head leaving crowns of lace behind.

The coffee-chocolate-alcohol in the nose here is just fabulous; it's got this great blend and nothing really overpowers anything. Some molasses-licorice also fades out the finish.

The flavor profile is strong - overpowering even, with syrup-like consistency bringing flavors of plum, browned fig, molasses, milk, oats...sustaining flavors of raisin, dirt, coffee, and finishes with a touch of dark german chocolate.

The feel is thick and viscous, pumped with a line of fizzy carbonation. The finish is dry to semi-dry.

Overall, Mr. Hyde is a pretty decent coffee beer - but it doesn't stop at just coffee. I'd have it again if I came across it, even though it's not quite as impressive as the plethora of stouts I've had that edge the top ranks.

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Photo of FourFingers414
4.84/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

An amazing, "coffee-cream" stout! Literally tastes like a cold brew coffee with notes of; chocolate, vanilla & slight coconut. I'd love to try the BA version to see how the barrel changes the base version.

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Photo of ZenVolition
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

everything a "coffee stout" should be. Pitch black, tan head, unmistakable coffee on the nose with a balanced measure of coffee in the sip. Coffee bitterness tempered with sweetness. Higher alcohol is worked into the palate without being boozy. Mouth feel is semi silky, moderately creamy. Overall, a stellar example of an imperial coffee stout.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to JasonR1975 for the bottle (as an extra!!).

For a standard, readiy available coffee stout, this was an excelent! Nice big head with great retention and lots of lacing; powerful nose of malt and coffee; and a round, sweet coffee forward taste. Really nice!

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Photo of emerge077
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

MFG: 12.08.14
Brownish black, creamy tan foam on the surface, lasts for a few sips, leaves behind a good amount of lacing. Roasty coffee aroma, sweet cream, the coffee seems slightly old.

Creamy at first, slightly astringent, lots of earthy roast and dark bakers chocolate. Medium bodied, charry roast in the aftertaste. Overall it's pretty good though I'm glad I only got a single. Would try it again fresh on tap sometime.

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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 blankenhoney
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from 10.08.14, enjoyed from a snifter.

Mr. Hyde pours entirely black with a head that looks like it's made out of white sand. Nice, pungent aroma of baker's chocolate, roasted - almost smokey - malts, roasted coffee beans, and dark red fruits. Flavors are a tasty blend of rich cocoa and coffee that's creamy but a bit bitter. Pretty sweet on the front end, pretty dry, roasty, and bitter on the back end. You definitely want to let this beer come up close to room temperature. Mouthfeel is creamy, dry, and satisfying.

One of Greenbush's better beers for sure. Not a coffee bomb, and not a chocolate bomb, but a beer that nicely blend both flavors and aromas.

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Photo of GRPunk
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle mfg 12.08.14 (birthday gift from my wife) poured into a nonic pint.

A- 1-1/2 finger brown head. Near jet body. Head drops to a thin film and leaves nice rings on the glass.

S- Lots of rich, dark roast coffee. Slightly sweet with just a hint of smoke. Maybe a touch light on the aroma.

T- As aroma suggests. Loads of coffee with a sweetness that balances. Something of a dark roast with a sugar packet. Very subtle hints of chocolate and vanilla. Clean finish.

M- Medium-full body with moderate carbonation that tries to keep up. Nicely dry.

O- A very solid coffee stout. I'd place it near my favorite coffee brews by Bell's, Short's, and Dark Horse (though not quite on par). Higher ABV is subtle, but makes a single serving about right for the session.

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Photo of superspak
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/1/2014. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky tan head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, light pine, herbal/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and moderate herbal hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, light pine, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Good amount of roast/char and herbal hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and moderate herbal hop flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial coffee stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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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 Prager62
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Annex on 01/13/17 served in a pint glass.

Look- A thin medium brown root beer color with a finger and a half of tan foam. Heavy lacing is left behind.

Smell- Coffee, bakers chocolate and a hint of anise.

Taste- A chocolate-coffee mix where one doesn't over power the other. Some brown sugar and cola-like taste in the finish.

Feel- Slightly on the slick side, but very thin.

Overall- This one falls somewhere in the middle of the coffee beer conversation. A tasty drink that reminds me more of liquid chocolate cake than anything coffee. Not really a bad thing at all! The negatives are a slightly boring smell and super thin feel. Worth a shot if you're into liquid dessert beer.

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at BoatWorks in St. Clair Shores, Michigan for $5.25 a pint.

Appearance: One of the most gorgeous looking beers I have ever seen... seriously. Pitch black with two fingers of a tan head that lasts forever. The lacing goes sip-by-sip from the top to the bottom of the glass.

Smell: A little more bitter smelling than I'm accustomed to from a Milk stout. Dark chocolate and coffee are the dominant aromas, for sure. I don't pull much of anything else out. I suppose roasted malts as well, and some slight sweetness, but it doesn't smell like Milk stouts I've had in the past (not at all a bad thing).

Taste/feel: Like the smell, slightly bitter (especially on the front), with a smooth semi-sweetness on the finish. Not what I expected, but still very good. The ABV doesn't come through at all in any way, and this is just a very nice beer by Greenbush... one of their best. While I didn't think it was much of a Milk stout at first, the finish let me know why. Roasty bitterness and a good wallop of chocolate on the start, with a silky, semi-sweet finish. Never too bitter, never cloying, just a very well crafted Milk stout.

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Photo of Treebs
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Bad Apple. Served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark black color with a tan head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thin cap that leaves some sticky lace down the glass.

S: Notes of chocolate and light espresso. The nose is pretty roasty well. Dried cocoa.

T: The taste has an even more roasted malt presence. Dark chocolate with a light milk chocolate. Coffee grounds with some dark fruit notes, anise and light lactose sugar.

M: Medium to heavy bodied, silky and smooth. Medium carbonation level with dry roast finish.

O: Definitely one of the better milk stouts I've ever had. Super roasty and dry with complex flavors. Hopefully I'll come across this again in the near future.

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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 MarcatGSB
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wasn't going to review this beer, but after reading what others have written, I wanted to speak my piece.

Appearance: Pours a pitch black with a wonderfully fluffy mocha colored head that sticks around the edge of the glass wonderfully. The lacing is fantastic.

Smell: Big nose of coffee with some sweet lactose notes. Some real nice roasted notes coming through.

Taste: Has some really nice coffee notes. A bit one dimensional with the coffee and roasted barley notes, bu that's exactly what it is, so I won't knock it.

Mouth: Really nice mouthfeel. I feel like I've drank some really nice coffee. A bit dry, but crisp. Some good creamy texture initially.

Drink and overall: I'm a big fan of this beer, and that is why I had to review it. I think it's a really nice coffee stout, and Greenbush deserves a pat on the back for this guy.

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Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: light head; solid lacing; dark brown in color

S: coffee bitter on the nose; slightly caramel too

T: really solid coffee flavor; malty, bitter, all about the dark roast/Sumatran coffee blend flavorwise

M: really smooth overall, balanced and lightly carbonated

Overall: I believe this is GB's answer to the ever-popular Founders Breakfast Stout, if only unintentionally. Quality offering

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Photo of Knapp85
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a deep black color with a quick fading brown head on top. The retention was minimal and there wasn't much lacing either. The smell of the beer gives off a nice coffee aroma with a subtle sweetness on the nose as well. The taste is bold upfront with a coffee kick that settles into the milky sweetness of the beer. There is a subtle bitter chocolate flavor in there too. The mouthfeel wasn't heavy at all, it was actually lighter than expected. The carbonation was decent and the beer maintains a good drinkablity. Overall this was a pretty good stout, I would drink this one again.

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Photo of cfrances33
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at O'Rourkes in South Bend, IN at the Greenbush tap takeover on 8/15/12. Served in a GB snifter.

Pour: Pitch black with a finger and a half tan head. Leaves a light lacing.

Smell: A light chocolate with an intense coffee aspect. A lot of dark fruit in the back, with some raisons and figs.

Taste: Chewey figs and raisons up front to the max. Some roasted aspects, and a light chocolate as well. Too much dark fruit as it warms. Way more than a sweet stout should typically showcase.

Mouthfeel: A sipper, but creamy and good. Honestly, the taste makes this hard to drink.

Overall: Pretty forgettable in my opinion. Not sure if this was brewed again since the collab, or if this keg has been aging, but either way, I did not enjoy it.

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Photo of mynie
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours like a very dark coffee stout. Damn near opaque, chocolate brown head.

Smells of giant coffee nodes. Like, I'm not talking coffee-like. I mean it smells like you're holding a nice glass of some high-acid coffee right up to your face--there's lots of sweet, bitter, sour, and stingy complexities that I have never before found in a coffee stout, only in an actual glass of actual coffee.

Tastes basically the same, only with more sweet stout nodes coming in. Sweet stout up front moving into excellent and complex coffee, ending on dry hops. Excellent.

This is a goddamn gem. It's Where It's At. That is, this beer is an exclamation that's also the chorus of an unorthodox pop song that's as hummable and familiar as it unique and life-affirming. Find it, buy it, drink it.

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Photo of dlello2
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I loved this collaboration. The mouthfeel was thinner than I would have thought, however as it warmed up I was getting more and more presence.

The smell was great. Some coffee and chocolate, a touch of booze, hops.

The taste was wonderful. Definitely got lots of coffee but the coffee worked perfectly in this brew. Sometimes with milk stouts the addition of coffee gives me a sickly sweet latte feel. The balance of this one, however, was really nice and inviting. I would compare this to Big Hugs (Half Acre), but I enjoyed this more.

I was actually given a taste of the bourbon barrel aged version of this and liked the regular more. Good stuff guys.

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Mr. Hyde (SmallBar Collaboration) from Greenbush Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 173 ratings.
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