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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 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 (5472) - 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 (3844) - 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 (5218) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3888) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2656) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7752) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3918) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (208) - 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.

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