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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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jjgmd (2146) - 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

3.7
zgaier (1951) - 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

3.7
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
pours nearly opaque brown/black with a generous frothy beige head---big roasty choco coffee up front and creamy medium palate---finishes with earthy bitterness----a solid dark beer it reminds me of Dark Horse Reserve Special

3.7
bagalagalaga (161) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Very solid beer, it has the burnt toasty/coffee flavors that are found in both porters and stouts so I guess that’s how it "confuses" you. Either way it’s a good porter or a good stout, or just a good beer if you want to keep it simple.

3.8
marcus (10138) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
On tap at The French Laundry in Fenton, Michigan. Pours dark brown with a light brown head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a dry coffee finish that sticks to the palate.

3.9
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours black with a lot of lacing. Smells of chocolate, caramel with burnt malts. Taste is chocolate, sweet fruits with cherry. Thinner mouthfeel Finishes with some sweetness and bitterness

3.3
hopheadtenor (6) - Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2013 does not count
Great roasted aroma with hint of coffee. Deep black with fairly light head. Taste uber roasted....like that is what they were highlighting no doubt. It clings to the back of your tongue when the hops shine through after the blast of roastiness. Overall this beer yet again pleases as every Greenbush brew has for me. Hefty and solid at 7.2 abv

3.6
jsquire (4420) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Dark beer with a creamy beige head. Lots of bitter chocolate in the nose. This is a big chocolaty porter with some berry fruit, roasted grains and a long chocolaty finish. Nice flavorful porter.

3.2
bwa5879 (940) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Deep brown most black pour with inch of cola colored head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and molasses as well as a bit of bitter, carbon-y licorice. Very light, very frothy mouthfeel, perhaps on the watery side, smokey slightly dry finish. Creamy overall flavor, lactose and bitter chocolate, carmel and prevailing pert bitterness, perhaps piney hops. Not terribly complex but none too shabby either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
superspak (5497) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, coffee, floral, light pine, biscuit, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted notes with a fair amount of hop presence. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, coffee, biscuit, floral, light pine, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Light floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, toast, biscuit, light coffee, floral, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of roasted/dark malt flavors; with light-moderate hop presence and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy, lightly slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice robust porter. Good balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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