zgaier (1017) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head and roasty coffee chocolate aroma. Taste is roasty and burnt, of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit notes, and caramel with a dry coffee finish. Nice brew with good complex flavor
A2kenCdaisyC (45) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours nearly opaque brown/black with a generous
frothy beige head---big roasty choco coffee up front
and creamy medium palate---finishes with earthy bitterness----a solid dark beer it reminds me of Dark Horse Reserve Special
bagalagalaga (83) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very solid beer, it has the burnt toasty/coffee flavors that are found in both porters and stouts so I guess thatís how it "confuses" you. Either way itís a good porter or a good stout, or just a good beer if you want to keep it simple.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The French Laundry in Fenton, Michigan. Pours dark brown with a light brown head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a dry coffee finish that sticks to the palate.
Cbuk1013 (228) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a lot of lacing. Smells of chocolate, caramel with burnt malts. Taste is chocolate, sweet fruits with cherry. Thinner mouthfeel
Finishes with some sweetness and bitterness
hopheadtenor (6) - Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great roasted aroma with hint of coffee. Deep black with fairly light head. Taste uber roasted....like that is what they were highlighting no doubt. It clings to the back of your tongue when the hops shine through after the blast of roastiness. Overall this beer yet again pleases as every Greenbush brew has for me. Hefty and solid at 7.2 abv
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a creamy beige head. Lots of bitter chocolate in the nose. This is a big chocolaty porter with some berry fruit, roasted grains and a long chocolaty finish. Nice flavorful porter.
bwa5879 (447) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown most black pour with inch of cola colored head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and molasses as well as a bit of bitter, carbon-y licorice. Very light, very frothy mouthfeel, perhaps on the watery side, smokey slightly dry finish. Creamy overall flavor, lactose and bitter chocolate, carmel and prevailing pert bitterness, perhaps piney hops. Not terribly complex but none too shabby either.
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superspak (1908) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, coffee, floral, light pine, biscuit, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted notes with a fair amount of hop presence. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, coffee, biscuit, floral, light pine, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Light floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, toast, biscuit, light coffee, floral, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted/dark malt flavors; with light-moderate hop presence and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy, lightly slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice robust porter. Good balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
flatmatt (984) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a light tan head. Roasty cocoa cream aroma. Roasty cocoa and coffee flavor with hints of molasses. Itís pretty good, really.