b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a fairly opaque dull black with foamy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, roast, and some hops. Tastes like it smells with a nice, somewhat dry mouthfeel. Good beer. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2013
tap - Pours near black with a small tan head. It has a roasted chocolate malt aroma. There’s a deep roasted flavor with pleasant coffee character. A mildly bitter, roasted flavor lingers in the finish of this medium to full bodied brew. Very good. darb85 (281) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
So weird. But so good. Palate as a stout. Tastes like a stout. Pours great, very dark with tan head. Scipio (1081) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a big, foamy, long lasting dark tan head. The aroma consists of lots of coffee and roasted malts, which are complimented by chocolate. The taste is dominated by those roasted malts. The coffee serves as a heavy undertone, and chocolate is still found in here. Some bitterness at the end to go along with a long coffee aftertaste. Full in body, with a texture that begins as slick, but concludes with a surprising amount of carbonation. Actually, there is quite a bit more carbonation than I expect from this style. Good stuff here if you enjoy what it has to offer. koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
12 oz bottle. The pour on this is incredible. It's a thick blackish brown with a pretty thick tan head. The lace clings to all sides of the glass and looks great. The aroma is big on coffee with a nice dose of chocolate and roasty malt. The flavor is a little different. The chocolate comes through first and then the coffee. The roasted malt is a nice flavor throughout and the mouth feel is a bit thin, but decent
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Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
$5.25 pint at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Appearance: Pitch black with a nice two finger tan head. Lacing is all over the glass, but it’s not "thick"... very nice looking beer.
Smell: You’ve smelled a good porter before -- plenty of roasty notes. Roasted malts and some coffee, with maybe a hint of chocolate. Dark malts and coffee are most dominant here though.
Taste/feel: Same as the smell. A relatively harsh bitterness when the beer was initially served (way too cold), but changed for the better quite a lot as it warmed. Surprisingly heavy for a porter, and drinks more like a stout. Slight warming on the finish with a very slight touch of alcohol, but it’s minor. The roasted malts and coffee are most prominent in Distorter, with just a little bit of chocolate.
For some reason, I was expecting an awesome porter with Distorter, but I just got a very good one instead. I don’t like this as much as Mr. Hyde, but this is one of the better porters I’ve had recently. It worked well for me on tap. Onslow (1495) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Inky black with a tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Taste is rich with burnt grain, dark roasted coffee, a little earch. Dry finish. Excellent. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a black color with aromas of chocolate, coffee, earth, and some light ash. Flavors were a mix of chocolate espresso with some earth. A nice porter overall, could easily drink this everyday. wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours black. Huge tan head. Took a couple minutes to get a complete pour. Chocolate aroma. Flavor of bitter roast, coffee, and chocolate. Heavier palate. Very nice lacing. Still 1/3 inch head 30 minutes after pouring. Solid mouth feel. Overall a very solid beer. I purchased as a single. But its definitely worth picking up a 6 pack. chucklemation (1683) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Dark brown with a dirty white head. Has a nice roasty/smoky body. A solid porter.