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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1905) - 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 (1092) - 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 Iíd 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 (5097) - 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. Thereís 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. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, for my preferences, itís a little to heavy on the char/burnt flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2013
12oz bottle pours an opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose is malty, dark chocolate, burnt toast, licorice, burnt caramel, toast grains, brown rice. Flavor is sweet, malty, very grainy, burnt toast, caramel, oats, a little rice milk, toasted almonds, lots of grain. Dry, roasty finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle from Suchy3! Pours brown/black with a thick, moderately lacing tan head. Aroma is heavily roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with a bit of stone fruits. Borders on a belgian dubbel. Taste is slightly burnt coffee with a big hit of the stone fruit. Itís almost like a coffee dubbel. Definitely not bad, but different.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownALEx (283) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Rated from notes.....A: wow! loaded with coffee,oats, some cocoa, very robust.......A: holy Toledo! black as black can be, thick khaki head, if looks could kill Iíd be under a fresh patch of dirt.......T: damn girlfriend! coffee mixed with smoke mixed with chocolate........P: oh snap! thick, bitter chocolate up front that ends smooth with a hint of alcohol.........O: child please! this is awesome, more of the malty goodness comes out as it warms........must try, fo sho!

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Libeertas (5) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013 does not count
On tap. Hint of old/cold coffee aroma. Almost no head and nearly black. Medium body with balanced dark malt/coffee flavor. Hijacked by dry hops finish that builds, dominates and hangs-on ítil the next quaff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted coffee, chocolate, peat smoke, leather, tobacco and earth. Black in the glass with an average tan head that left okay lace. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Palate full bodied and oily soft. Overall a really nice brew with a complex roasted and smokey aroma.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1390) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Nice and dark with chocolate and coffee. Not as bitter and malty as most porters.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattybladdy (620) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
12oz bottle, pours a solid black with a two-finger tall dense tan head. Scent is somewhat smokey. Taste is sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, mild bitterness. Good stuff.


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