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Penitence | Greenbush Brewing Company

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3.87/5
Very Good
36 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emerge077 on 10-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,497
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
36
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
1
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Photo of GtBoros
4.87/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Superior mouthfeel. Excellent toasted chocolate flavor. Bitter finish ends up softly on the palate. Outstanding

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Bung
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Either you like rye or you don't. That will determine your rating for this.

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Photo of jimmygord
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 10/12/16, had 12/13/16.

Pours dark, near black and opaque, with a one inch foamy head and a fair amount of foamy lacing. Smells of rye, medium roast malts, chocolate, some vanilla, some coffee, caramel. A little smoke. Really nice aroma. The taste leads with lighter roasted malts than the nose, chocolate, rye, vanilla, some caramel and coffee, a little molasses. A light bitterness throughout. Smooth, somewhat creamy, well carbonated, good body for the style.

Great regular stout. The rye is the star, very prominent. Great aroma, lots of flavor, a well crafted beer. Well worth a purchase.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a mug, creamy head of dark tan foam, long lasting retention. Color is black, can't see through it in the glass.

Dark roasty and milk chocolatey aroma.

Roasty and bitter upfront, long lasting bitter aftertaste. 52 IBU, and it's pretty present. Light chocolate and coffee flavors, mellow but well melded with an underlying earthy hoppyness. Medium bodied with a light tang to it. Overall pretty drinkable, would seek out on tap again.

Thanks Eric for this one!

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3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Penitence from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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