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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - 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 (122) - 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 thatís how it "confuses" you. Either way itís 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 (6787) - 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 (244) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopheadtenor (6) - Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2013 does not count
Great roasted aroma with hint of coffee. Deep black with fairly light head. Taste uber roasted....like that is what they were highlighting no doubt. It clings to the back of your tongue when the hops shine through after the blast of roastiness. Overall this beer yet again pleases as every Greenbush brew has for me. Hefty and solid at 7.2 abv

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3565) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Dark beer with a creamy beige head. Lots of bitter chocolate in the nose. This is a big chocolaty porter with some berry fruit, roasted grains and a long chocolaty finish. Nice flavorful porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Deep brown most black pour with inch of cola colored head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and molasses as well as a bit of bitter, carbon-y licorice. Very light, very frothy mouthfeel, perhaps on the watery side, smokey slightly dry finish. Creamy overall flavor, lactose and bitter chocolate, carmel and prevailing pert bitterness, perhaps piney hops. Not terribly complex but none too shabby either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, coffee, floral, light pine, biscuit, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted notes with a fair amount of hop presence. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, coffee, biscuit, floral, light pine, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Light floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, toast, biscuit, light coffee, floral, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted/dark malt flavors; with light-moderate hop presence and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy, lightly slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice robust porter. Good balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1162) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a light tan head. Roasty cocoa cream aroma. Roasty cocoa and coffee flavor with hints of molasses. Itís pretty good, really.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1273) - Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle, this drink had a brown-black pour and made a three finger chocolate tan head that receded to a thin cover and ring that clung to the sides of the glass, the beer was too dark to see through but I saw bubbles scaling the glass, there were nice spots and fingers of lacing, and the bottle had a layer of sediment that covered part of the bottom, this beer had aromas of roasted malt, milk chocolate, some coffee and brown sugar like sweetness, there were flavors of roasted malt, dry chocolate, faint coffee and a little malt sweetness, the finish had some malt bitterness and dry roasted malt that lingered, the mouth feel was less than medium with some creaminess, and it had average carbonation, a good Porter that had nice aromas and flavors. ---Rated via Supper Duper Intergalactic mee-phone


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