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RATINGS: 100   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 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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (609) - 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 (2447) - 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 (1056) - Ann Arbor, 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 (1237) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle. Poured a deep, dark brown with nice tan head. Aroma was roasted malt. Flavor was that plus some chocolate and a slighly bitter finish. Not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (893) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle from Suchy, pours black with tons of long lasting head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, yeast. Taste is a roasted malt with a little alcohol finish, lighter body and sweet aftertaste, decent.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (841) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Appearance black with a tan head. Aroma chocolate and smokey overtones taste robust string flavor of coffee and bitter chocolate. Long on the pakate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3041) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Smoky tobacco with some charred coffee flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBear11D (215) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2013
The distorter porter pours black with a tan brown head that leaves fair lacing. The aroma is mostly chocolate with some milk. The flavor is also chocolate and milk but the chocolate does not dominate the milk as much. Overall this is a tasty brew. Greenbush is doing good things. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9431) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy and fizzy light tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and roast malt with dark fruity melanoidins of prune and figs, and earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt and dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and moderate to high carbonation.


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