chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Pours opaque and essentially balck, with a large, creamy and durable light brown head. A little sediment left in the ottom of the bottle and a lot of lacing left on the sides of the glasses.
Aroma: has a sour note that I find undesirable in a porter. Slightly spicy and hoppy for style. Nice sweet/bitter balance.
Flavor: decent, but hoppy and sour for style.
O: Great looks and feel but unappealing aroma. MrBunn (2867) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head and aromas of heavily roasted malt (coffee and dark chocolate and peat and the whole bag) with a little vanilla and cream. Flavor is VERY nicely done. A nice and creamy mouthfeel with a jagged peat and burnt malt highlight. Interesting and nicely executed. b3shine (9267) - 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 (4474) - 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 (310) - 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 (1275) - 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 (4176) - 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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$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 (1540) - 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 (5630) - 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.