koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014 auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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...
From notes. 12 oz bottle shared during a sharing of the Advent Calendar (not finished) on March 15. The pour is black with a ring of dark khaki head and no lace to be found. The aroma is dry and roasty, with good chocolate and spicy grain characters which would be from the rye. The flavor is much of the same. There is a good dry roastiness that carries through the entire taste, and a good spicy chocolate that perks up half way through. The mouth feel is thin but decently creamy, with a medium carbonation, and the aftertaste carries a dry spicy rye finish hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Draft. Pours a dark, moderately thick black with a dark off-white head. Aroma is toasted malts. Flavor is quite creamy, and relatively sweet. Surprisingly refreshing. Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with dark tan medium head that did not dissipate quickly. Strong aroma of rye and hops. Taste of rye, hints of chocolate, roasted malts and hop finish. Much thinner than it looks. Could be called a porter. Solid beer
----Hophaze out Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2013
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 (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Tap at Fischmans in Chicago served in a frosted plastic cup. Fortunately this is easy to see that it’s 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
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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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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone crossovert (13457) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
A solidly-crafted stout. A bit lighter in all aspects but super tasty. Nice rye and cocoa. This brewery is a good one. Tmoney99 (14769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
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.