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There Are Owls In The Roadhouse | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by sweemzander on 08-07-2013

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Reviews by sweemzander:
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4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6oz. tap pour at Greenbush in Sawyer, MI

(A)- Poured practically pitch black in color with some tan colored froth.

(S)- Actually quite fruity on the nose due to the addition of raspberries. As it warmed it really became like a chocolate covered raspberry with a side of raisin. Quite nice.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. You can very much get the porter base out of this but with the raspberry fruit, it adds another layer of complexity. Still very much a chocolate covered raspberry with raisin as well.

(M)- A good yet mellow carbonation level. Great fruit and despite being rich, the fruit adds a nice yet very subtle acidity to this.

(O)- I have not had much by Greenbush yet, but this is really quite nice. It really reminds me of Sprecher's Generation Porter, but I might like this even better.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Bung
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If you like Founders Big Lucious, you will like this.

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Photo of tommy5
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prager62
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 10/14/2014 printed on the label somewhere. Acquired this bottle from a friend in a recent drunken fridge cleansing. A new one to me from Greenbush, this one a 'porter brewed with raspberries' per the label.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours thick and inky, a dark chocolate black body - opaque in the glass with hardly a finger of dark tan head that thins to a ring quick. Some mild spotty sugary lacing left behind. Maybe a bit more stout-ish in appearance than a porter, but it looks good.

S - The aroma is a wonderful pairing of tart juicy raspberries, with milk chocolate, roast, and notes of coffee bean char. Mild tart / sour / lacto & the chocolate covered raspberries make for a perfect pairing. Slightly metallic around the edges.

T - Taste follows the nose: a lovely pairing of sweet, semi-tart raspberries with creamy milky / dark chocolate. A very nice pairing. Not overly sweet, with the perfect amount of sugars.

M - Smooth, rich, creamy, juicy, & very mildy tart. Roasty, chocolatey, and bitter on the finish. The raspberries lend a wonderful helping hand to this one. Too thick to call this one a porter though in my opinion.

Overall, an excellent 'porter' from Greenbush, but more of a stout to me if I had to go by experience. Would love to see what the barrel-aged treatment is like.

Greenbush There Are Owls In The Roadhouse -----4/5.

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Photo of stortore
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a Greenbush snifter.

Pours a dark, opaque brown, with a nearly two finger head, lots of clinging to the glass. Strong smell of raspberry at the open, still strong after. Also malts, chocolate and a little vanilla. Tastes of more roasted malts than the nose, fairly strong raspberry- a good raspberry, not sour, and chocolate. A touch of bitterness up front, a little sweet on the back end. Smooth, creamy, maybe a little too carbonated.

I like this beer and liked it even more on tap. Good raspberry flavor, which is tough to do well in Porters and Stouts, without compromising the base beer. Give it try if you see it.

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3.56/5  rDev -8%

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A bit heavy on the raspberries. The base seems nice and nutty with some charred flavors. Would have preferred the raspberry to be toned down or even absent.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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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3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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There Are Owls In The Roadhouse from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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