auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Poured a little into a glass and the head filled it to the brim like magically expanding foam. Aroma has a sharp, metallic and acidic edge to it though lightly oxidized roast malt. The gusher head on this is impenetrable. Thinned out dry lactic infection. Not much of the base beer left save for some bitter roastiness and a nip of earth. Not my first infected Greenbush beer...
Mittenator (871) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at MBC. deep brown with a dark brown head. Sweet malt and chocolate aromas. Chocolate, vanilla, malt and and mild hop bitterness at the end. Slick mouthfeel.
HighWine (926) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Fischmans in Chicago served in a frosted plastic cup. Fortunately this is easy to see that itís a black pour with a nearly fully coated crema colored head. Italian toasted coffee beans and charred oak aroma. Flavor is similar, big oak with a rye spice was that is on so good. I can really taste the individual grains in the glass, er, plastic cup. Surprisingly good. Roast, coffee, and vanilla bean pod. Nothing seems outrageous but It all works well. Delicious, especially for those that appreciate rye malt in beer.
auchevaldiner (4) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of its kind. Loved red bud's strangeness, closure's depth and penitence is the best rye stout to memory. The finish is like a shot of good oily rye whiskey. Dry, tannic, spicy and acerbic. Lean richness. Nice rigid english hops to root it in the porter style. Well done west michigan new wave.
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ICEatALAMO (779) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a tan fading head. The aroma is strong of rye and hops. The taste is a little dry. A decent rye stout.
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crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solidly-crafted stout. A bit lighter in all aspects but super tasty. Nice rye and cocoa. This brewery is a good one.
Tmoney99 (9581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured black color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt, rye and licorice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded twice.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Greenbush Brewpub. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark malts, wild rye and a bit of burnt malt too. Taste of strong rye, roasted malt, mild chocolate and bit of earth and finishes up acidic.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Stout Fest. Pours a deep brown, near black. Nose is burnt. Popcorn notes, some spice and faint floral hopping. The burnt note is hard to get past. On tasting, again, the burnt notes arenít particularly pleasant. If it were a bit cleaner and didnít have that scorched note, this would probably be pretty solid. As it stands, it just misses because of that burnt popcorn quality. A shame.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Samples poured on tap at Goose Island Clybournís Stoutfest 2012 (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich blackish hue, opaque, some brownish edges and a frothy tannish head laces small atop. Aromas are rye and dry, touches of cocoa, mellow toast, dry floral and earthy hops. Some touches of licorice faintly. Initial is medium bodied, a bit heavier with a big biscuity maltiness. Rye, toast, roast, and some touches of anise, cocoa. Dry florals, touches of yeast. Dry and rich, middle is roasty, dry, with some firm floral and earthy hops into the finish. It isnít complex, but it offers an impressive dryness, interesting malt profile into the finish. Enjoyable with jabs of cocoa, coffee, and roast in and out. That typical Greenbush flavor comes through a bit. Nice beer.