jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the source. From notes. Absolutely malt dominated. Loads of Roasty coffee, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Great.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Note" the word "Robust" does not appear on the label, however it does describe the brew as "A stout-ish porter with a touch of porter-ish stout." Okay, I buy that - whatever it means. Itís got a handsome pour, an opaque mahogany body with a creamy light brown head and provides sheets of lace. The aroma has a dark chewy malt, an earthiness, a hint of the floral, and some licorice. The flavor has dark caramel drizzled with bittersweet chocolate, an earthy/woody bitterness, a hint of lactic sourness, and a mild maltose sweetness. This is a tasty brew that bears repeating.
BVery (9298) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Binnyís in Bloomingdale, IL. Very dark dense looking pour with a small but dense head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasty malts. Good heft to the palate. Very nice brew.
Christpuncher (2664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle pour black with a tan head. bitter roasted coffee flavor with a bitter finish. one of the best porters i have had to date. smells of roasted black coffee had at home.
edwardbass (775) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a tiny tan head. Aroma is a bit lost on me, but thatís nothing new for me - a bit of roastiness. Taste is coffee, roasted grain, a bit of chocolate and just enough bitterness. Iím not a devout fan of porters, but this is really good.
Mark_Eck (1550) - - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts and some coffee. Taste is similar to aroma but with some chocolate and a slightly bitter finish.
demitriustown (1181) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Appearance is a deep dark black with a medium tan head. Aroma has a nice malt note, coffee, nutty, caramel notes, and chocolate. Taste is malt forward with some really nice coffee, nutty, and chocolate overtones. Palate is malt forward, medium carbonation, with an aftertaste of chocolate and coffee. Overall, Nice stuff. I would buy it again. Cheers!
Brigadier (3505) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle
A respectable porter from Michigan was good enough to finish but not so excellent that I will seek out Greenbush again. With so many other options in the Great Lakes region I would rather go for breweries that are either new or known to produce great products.
Aroma / Appearance - A heady fast growing beer was a bit too aggressive. Finally I was left with a glass two-thirds full of mocha head and the rest black inky liquid. Coffee, dark chocolate, truffles, and rich roasted textures calm the nerves.
Flavor / Palate - Malty and roasted, this beer emphasizes local coffee flavors that blur the lines between porter and stout. Dry toast, ash, and black coffee transition to a woody finish. The lingering finish becomes a bit one dimensional over time. Overall though this is an interchangeable release that is an average baseline.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black with a rich brown head that lingers pretty wel and clings to the glass. This one has a pretty intense nasal explosion of citrus, floral, some piney character, black dark roast, chocolates, coffee, toasty and biscuity malts. Flavor is similar with intense black roasty malt some citrus, fruits, pines, toast, bitter character, roasty and acrid but not offensive. Pretty solid.
malkyore (374) - - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is good. Itís sweet but has a hoppy bitterness that lingers a bit too long for my taste. Itís very smooth bodied and goes great with scotch!