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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 it’s 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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4362) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
post-cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours clear dark brown with a light beige head, some retention. roasted acidity, chocolate, ashes, vanilla, hint of sweetness - lactose. moderate carbonation, medium body, slightly harsh mineral-resinous finish. o-k.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2758) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle (12 oz). Extra from Alefish, thanks! Dark brown with a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, ashes and light fruity notes. Taste is moderately sweet and almost the same as the aroma. Medium body. A tad too watery. Moderate carbonation. Fair Porter, but nothing worth seeking. Ok balance. Not really complex. A tad watery.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
355 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours a reddish-orangeish black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, dark fruits. Flavor is ash, vanilla, dark chocolate, dish cleaning water (post doing-the-dishes). Ashy finish. Light to medium body, weak carbonation. Not so good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1494) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown, thick, roasted & coffee flavors. Smooth and thick, reminiscent of a stout with the hoppiness of a porter. Very good, and a little different.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1435) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a nice java head. Nose is roasty, chocolate and coffee with some subtle hops. Taste is full of flavor, deep coffee and chocolate flavors, quite drinkable and a palate pleaser. Finishes nicely on the same flavor notes , with a mid lingering. Another great Michigan microbrew. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1390) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Pours black with a brown head and roasty coffee chocolate aroma. Taste is roasty and burnt, of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit notes, and caramel with a dry coffee finish. Nice brew with good complex flavor

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
A2kenCdaisyC (50) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
pours nearly opaque brown/black with a generous frothy beige head---big roasty choco coffee up front and creamy medium palate---finishes with earthy bitterness----a solid dark beer it reminds me of Dark Horse Reserve Special

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bagalagalaga (113) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Very solid beer, it has the burnt toasty/coffee flavors that are found in both porters and stouts so I guess that’s how it "confuses" you. Either way it’s a good porter or a good stout, or just a good beer if you want to keep it simple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
On tap at The French Laundry in Fenton, Michigan. Pours dark brown with a light brown head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a dry coffee finish that sticks to the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours black with a lot of lacing. Smells of chocolate, caramel with burnt malts. Taste is chocolate, sweet fruits with cherry. Thinner mouthfeel Finishes with some sweetness and bitterness


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