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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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A stout-ish porter with a touch of porter-ish stout. Accepting the fact that we live in confusing times, Greenbush offers up itís own "ball of confusion," with Distorter - a robust porter blurring the lines between a porter and a stout. Have a bottle or get therapy.

Grain: Maris Otter, Crystal 60L, British Chocolate, Black Malt, Roasted Barley Hops: East Kent Goldings, Willamette, Cascade Yeast: British-style Ale yeast


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Very smokey flavor. It is good though. Black pour with tan head at whole foods. Burnt leaves, roasty cocoa , a slight touch of bourbon. Overall I like. Unique

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2014
It is black, no transparency at all (itís beautiful). Pours a small, creamy, dark brown head. Doesnít hold long but leaves very nice heavy lacing. on the nose you get black coffee, bitter, smoked wood, and a hint of soy. on the tongue you get cereal, coffee, roasted nuts and a pretty strong bitterness (which I like). More like a stout than a porter to me. any way AWSOME beer, this is what beer should taste like. GET ONE, NO GET 6 AND DRINKíEM. A gift at $8-$10 a six pack.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1898) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a snifter. Pours opaque and essentially balck, with a large, creamy and durable light brown head. A little sediment left in the ottom of the bottle and a lot of lacing left on the sides of the glasses. Aroma: has a sour note that I find undesirable in a porter. Slightly spicy and hoppy for style. Nice sweet/bitter balance. Flavor: decent, but hoppy and sour for style. O: Great looks and feel but unappealing aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2459) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head and aromas of heavily roasted malt (coffee and dark chocolate and peat and the whole bag) with a little vanilla and cream. Flavor is VERY nicely done. A nice and creamy mouthfeel with a jagged peat and burnt malt highlight. Interesting and nicely executed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5492) - Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a fairly opaque dull black with foamy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, roast, and some hops. Tastes like it smells with a nice, somewhat dry mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3573) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2013
tap - Pours near black with a small tan head. It has a roasted chocolate malt aroma. Thereís a deep roasted flavor with pleasant coffee character. A mildly bitter, roasted flavor lingers in the finish of this medium to full bodied brew. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (62) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
So weird. But so good. Palate as a stout. Tastes like a stout. Pours great, very dark with tan head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (703) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a big, foamy, long lasting dark tan head. The aroma consists of lots of coffee and roasted malts, which are complimented by chocolate. The taste is dominated by those roasted malts. The coffee serves as a heavy undertone, and chocolate is still found in here. Some bitterness at the end to go along with a long coffee aftertaste. Full in body, with a texture that begins as slick, but concludes with a surprising amount of carbonation. Actually, there is quite a bit more carbonation than I expect from this style. Good stuff here if you enjoy what it has to offer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (602) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
12 oz bottle. The pour on this is incredible. It's a thick blackish brown with a pretty thick tan head. The lace clings to all sides of the glass and looks great. The aroma is big on coffee with a nice dose of chocolate and roasty malt. The flavor is a little different. The chocolate comes through first and then the coffee. The roasted malt is a nice flavor throughout and the mouth feel is a bit thin, but decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
$5.25 pint at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Appearance: Pitch black with a nice two finger tan head. Lacing is all over the glass, but itís not "thick"... very nice looking beer. Smell: Youíve smelled a good porter before -- plenty of roasty notes. Roasted malts and some coffee, with maybe a hint of chocolate. Dark malts and coffee are most dominant here though. Taste/feel: Same as the smell. A relatively harsh bitterness when the beer was initially served (way too cold), but changed for the better quite a lot as it warmed. Surprisingly heavy for a porter, and drinks more like a stout. Slight warming on the finish with a very slight touch of alcohol, but itís minor. The roasted malts and coffee are most prominent in Distorter, with just a little bit of chocolate. For some reason, I was expecting an awesome porter with Distorter, but I just got a very good one instead. I donít like this as much as Mr. Hyde, but this is one of the better porters Iíve had recently. It worked well for me on tap.


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