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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (4926) - 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 (3578) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on the first night of April after a long winter. Appearance is a creamy pitch black with a rich off white head that laces to the glass. Aroma of chocolate malt, biscuit, light coffee, not too potent. Taste is very nice, lightly bitter, dark chocolate notes, definitely a middle ground between stout and porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bunker (10) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 medium sweetness, lightly bitter, soft carbonation, silly, this review is silliness, its a good beer I would happily drink any day. Just bought another six pack already had two and Im not sure if its the alcohol talking but this is my new best friend. I love this beer, my mouth wants more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
tap. Near black with small head. Chocolatety malt body. Well done porter with balanced flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (531) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Milk chocolate, roasted malts, mild cream, small hints of lactose. Dark black appearance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Tap: Deep, black, hints of ruby with a dense, dark-tan head showing excellent retention, leaving nice lacing behind. Aroma is very toasty with notes of dark chocolates, campfire smoke, huge roasted malts, bitter cocoa dust, a kiss of milky sweetness, & just a hint of char. Quite nice, actually. Taste isnít quite as pleasing as the aroma, but is still very good. Light cream, with big-time roast & campefire-like woodsy & charred notes hitting strong. Toasted nuts, chocolate malt, & roast carry heavily into the finish. A little overcarbonated for a porter, but it doesnít distract too much. Overall, I liked this one & itís definitely one of the better Greenbush offerings Iíve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Deep dark brown coloured body with a ridiculously rich three centimetre brown head. Aroma of alcohol, pit fruits, coffee, prunes, oatmeal and a bunch of nuts - nice and strong. Medium to Full-bodied; Very rich roasted malt flavour with a lot of coffee and nuts noticeable, some anise and licorice tastes and a good nutty sweetness on the end. Aftertaste shows hints of vanilla, oak, oatmeal, prunes, caramel and even a bit of fennel seed. Overall, a very nice pungent stout (this doesnít seem much of a porter to me, unless itís a Baltic, but even then) with a large profile and even nicer palate. Great to sample and well worth finding if possible! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 28-February-2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2014
I for one am glad to see there are three porters called Distorter in the database. Even given that one of them is retired, this still gives me hope for the future. Overall, this Distorter Porter delivers the goods fairly well for a big, American style porter. There is a fairly strong roast character and it is as dry and drinkable as a good IPA. This is very much a solid and tasty brew but there is a bit of fruity strangeness and alcohol burn in the finish (which, if I had to guess, I would say came from too high fermentation temperatures), which I feel mutes the nice chocolate and coffee flavors this beer otherwise would have. I only call it solid because I feel it is a shade away from excellent. Not literally though, the color is just fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4599) - 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

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