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RATINGS: 126   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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle:   Nearly black, moderate foamy light beige head, nice lacing.   Sweet roasty nose, slight lactose.   Sweet start, roasted malts, lactose sweetness.   This is pretty tasty.   Not a lot of bitterness.   What is there seems to come from the roastiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Slight chocolate on the exit, otherwise sweet roasted malts, lactose sugar, and light nuttiness.   Like a soft Porter crossed with a Milk Stout.   Pretty tasty!   Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3480) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
The beer is near black and opaque with a soapy beige head that displays excellent retention. The aroma offers bitter chocolates, roast, bread, alcohol. Decent flavor. A bit too bitter and ashy for me. Chocolaty throughout. Rally dry finish with some buttering hops. This was ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokephibroke (310) - Mead, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Trade via Siphium. Dark opaque pour with a large dark tan fluffy head. Coffee dominates the nose with a little spruce hiding in the back. Roasty with hoppy bitterness and metal. I think the metal hides some of the potential subtleness here, but the hop linger is very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle 12oz. Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of vegetal stuff (resin), roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, sugar. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Overall: "Ok" stoutish beer. A tad heavy on sugar. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (7723) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5273) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (2527) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1648) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1985) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1889) - 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

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