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RATINGS: 102   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1287) - 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. It’s 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 (266) - 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 I’d 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 ’til 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 (1304) - 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 (557) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1955) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Draft at One-Eyed Betty’s. Pours near pitch black in color with a nice frothy tan head that lingers a bit. Big webbing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, charred wood, cream, and dark chocolate. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, very roasty and slightly burnt. Getting a slight mint taste too. Not fan of the mouthfeel, kinda chalky. Like everything but the chalkiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1310) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Dark and malty. Quite a bit of hopps in there. Medium thickness. Reminds me of a lighter expecition stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Deep black color with a thin head that faded quick. Not much lacing. Aroma of roast and a little chocolate. Mouth is big and velvety. Taste is full of roast with a really nice bitter finish. Sugar and coffee all around. I found this porter to be very flavorful.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timtaylr (16) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2012
On tap at Blackthorn Pub in Holly Michigan. Dark beer with a shall dark head and a light roasty aroma. Rich chocolate flavor with roasted bits lingering on the tongue.


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