Delusion | Greenbush Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kawilliams81 on 01-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,026
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
333
pDev:
7.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
108
Trade:
18
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Ratings: 333 |  Reviews: 48
Reviews by farrago:
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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Modest half finger head, during the pour it looks like it might not develop but covers the full surface, more brown than dark tan, for what it starts from has good retention, leaves a broad residue across the glass with plus level stickiness. Big nose that wafts up out of the glass with sugary vanilla, coconut custard, butterscotch, milk chocolate, heavy cream, glazed nuts, just about the whole kitchen sink, some plum to prune fruitiness but this all about the confectionary qualities. In the mouth it’s full-bodied and velvety smooth in a layered fashion which sinks into the palate. The carbonation provides a tiny bit of tingle but can’t match the overall weight. The intensity of the chocolate, cola bean, vanilla bean, anise to butterscotch is impressive. The milkiness dampened any boozy heat which might linger from the whiskey barrels, the roast likewise seems tamed by some aging. As in the nose, not a lot of fruit presence, the same prune to fig. You keep coming back to the sheer depth of the milk cream and chocolate, relentless. Given the high level of sweetness can’t call it balanced but it does drink evenly and, again, smoothly. (Bottled 11/2/16)

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.47/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance : Black pour with a thin, firm ring; reminds me of freshly poured coffee.

Smell : I can smell rye malt, hot whiskey, tobacco, tart cherries, plum, licorice, coffee, and booze. It's kind of a mess but it's not terrible. Kind of like sugary rubbing alcohol.

The flavor is pretty strong straight out of the gate, and is painful to hold in the mouth, but it starts pretty dirty with rolled tobacco and old dark cherries. Notes of plum, strong acidic and acetone-like whiskey, coffee, ash, and tart cherry on the finish.

The feel is acidic and ripping, and I actually feel numbness on my tongue and the roof of my mouth after just a couple sips. Burns all the way down. Shamefully overcarbonated. It's just not pleasant. You don't make a prickly imperial stout.

I mean, this is okay, but I'd be really disappointed if I had bought a ton of these. It's basically tobacco, bad whiskey, and spoiled cherries. I realize that can notate infection but this is rather fresh and I haven't heard of any infected batches of delusion. Egh.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.46/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SanFranJake
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warnerry
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jared14
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cincysig
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of arthurry
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidR_9
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of king75
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snoopy488
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very creamy and smooth. Alcohol is hidden very well. If whisky is your thing then you will love this beer. Taste of light chocolate and vanilla with a slight bitterness. Good spiciness from the whisky barrel. Smells of whisky and vanilla.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Truck67
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Rborre321
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of heystevec
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Delusion from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 333 ratings