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RATINGS: 103   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3531) - 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 (272) - 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 (9985) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
Complex aroma and dark black pour with a big head, bold taste and sticky mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown color..medium brown head. Coffee and malt aroma with a little hop too. Taste is unique for porter. Hops are much more prevalent than expected. Still some roasted coffee, malt and chocolate flavor. Certainly an interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2527) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and shaker served with a black/brown hue, a nice layer of lasting, frothy, brownish tan head foam, and clingy spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was roasty, baker’s chocolate, soft malt & graininess, a floral hint?, and light caramel. The flavor presented lingering, medium hop bitterness, earthiness, and some woody/burnt/smokiness that gradually combined on the palate to produce a distracting sharpness and bite. Moderate carbonation, medium+ body, and quite dry on the finish. Took awhile to finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (1403) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2013
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, slight coffee roast and oats. Hops and barley really stand out above chocolate, molasses, and licorice. Pretty nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
Pitch black pour. Nose is chocolate, and some kind of berry. Some beige foam. Flavour is inky and sweet with some hops bringing up the rear. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1071) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2013
Pours pitch black, no highlights, with a thick, rocky khaki-mocha head that sticks around forever. Nose involves plenty of roasted barley and dark chocolate, some lactose sweetness, perhaps some minty hop notes, some tobacco and ashes. Plenty sweet, but equally if not a touch more bitter. Somehow lighter bodied and quite carbonated, making the beer seem fluffy. It also presents as richer and toward full with a roasty, chocolaty bittersweet finish. Talk about confounding. It is an easier drinker, but I’d like to see the carb dialed down to allow more of the richness to come to the fore.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5036) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy chocolate, roast, black licorice, light molasses, and plum. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with no transparency and a three finger mocha colored head that has excellent retention. There’s a good amount of soapy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate. The finish has moderate char/burnt flavors with light roast, black coffee, pine, and a hint of plum. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, for my preferences, it’s a little to heavy on the char/burnt flavors.


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