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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1126) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
malkyore (277) - - MAY 1, 2014
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7826) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
On tap @ Quality Bar, Champaign. Dense dark brown with a lasting tan head that leaves messy lace. Deep roast aroma. Very roasty palate, slightly burnt/acrid, with fruity acidity. Moderately bitter finish. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopsythe (46) - - APR 23, 2014
Bottle pour. Aromas and appearance of a stout. Tastes of caramel chocolate coffee and roasted malt. Label makes sense with the stout-ish porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutgap (49) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2014
12 oz into a snifter,pours black ,average creamy medium brown lasting head, with good lacing.Heavy roasted /burnt malt nose with average hop. Medium body, thin creamy texture, average carbonation, with a lasting bitter finish.A good brew but the over the top burnt detracts from the over all beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
Deep brown color, mild tan head. Nutty, savory, touch of vanilla sweetness. Quite bitter upfront, some sweetness sneaking in later. Heavier body, alcohol is present but disguised by some of the bitterness. Incredibly long and lingering aftertaste. Quite interesting, very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (4535) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2014
Aroma is earthy/dark malts and light coffee. The flavor is dark malts, Heinz steak sauce, light fruit, light roasted notes and a slightly tart/acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3516) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
12oz bottle 4/6/14 (Binnyís Downers Grove Mix A Six)-40į in Shaker-Pours black with a big brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste of the same with more chocolate and slight bitterness. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth. Great brew.

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