Distorter - Greenbush Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jay_Ulreich:
3.81/5 rDev -1.3%
Dad suprised me with a 6 pack of this. I dont understand what theyre saying on the bottle... a stout-ish porter and a poorter-ish stout. Ive been reading alot about porters lately and its funny how confusing it is. Basically theyre the same beer just one is stronger and more hopped than the other. Id be interested in seeing the recipe for this. It is very good, very... Irish, if that makes sense.
A- Looks just great, perfectly poured in my Stone Ruination pint glass. The head looks delicious. Good thick lacing. Id call this more of a stout than a porter.
S- Mmmm bitterness. I believe thats williamette or EKG... Love hops like that. They give it almost a sour bittterness that i like very much, thats kinda what I mean when I say Irish.
T- Its really tasty. Kinda porter-ish, Kinda Stout-ish. I dont know what they were going for heere but it turned out pretty good.
M-Here again, it gets confusing. Its like a porter that wants to be a stout. The mouthfeel says porter, as its thinner than most stouts. But I guess it is classified as a porter....
Overall, I like Greenbush beers, theyre really good and this one is definitely not my favorite, its decent, though. Would I seek it out? No. But Id love to try something else from this brewery.
02-18-2014 01:25:41 | More by Jay_Ulreich
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4.04/5 rDev +4.7%
Pours a deep cola color with a big thick creamy dep beige head that settles so slowly leaving multiple broken rings of lace as it settles into a frothy mass.Chocolate nad coffee dominate the aromas,the coffee gives off some big earthy roasted notes.A full smooth creamy feel is just great for this beer,it glides down easily.Deeply roasted coffee and bitter chocolate are the main flavor components,not very sweet with mild chalkiness and earth in the finish.I like this porter/stout alot,I like it's dryness and drinkability.
05-13-2014 23:26:31 | More by oberon
3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
On tap at the Oak Cafe. Pours a deep, black color, though the shade might be exaggerated due to the dim lighting at the bar. Some super-deep ruby at the edges when help up to a light. Deep, dense looking tan head which shows excellent retention and leaves some nice lacing at the top of the glass.
Wow, the aroma was quite surprising - I guess I just wasn't expecting much. It has a nice toasty smell with lots of different things going on. Milky and dark chocolates, campfire-like smokiness, big-time roasted malts... The aroma actually reminds be a big of Founders Porter, which is definitely a top notch porter for me. If that is any indication of how this beer will taste, then I'm excited. Mild creamy sweetness in the tail end of the aroma, paired with a touch of bittersweet cocoa.
The taste is very smooth and easy going, although possibly a let-down based off of how much I liked the aroma. Lightly creamy with that heavy, roasted, campfire-woodsy flavor hitting my palate first. Some very light char that gets stronger and stronger with warmth. Slightly milky and packed with all kinds of chocolate characteristics. A nice hop profile comes in about midway through, placing a mild bitterness at the back of the tongue - a good balance to the malty sweetness.
Lots of carbonation turns the beer into a cloudy pillow of froth after a few seconds in your mouth, but I'm not sure that's the best route to go with for a porter. Aftertaste is packed with more charred flavors, an even more solid campfire woodiness, and a heaping of toasted nuts. Overall the beer gets a bit sweeter as it warms, but the light hop profile is always discernible. A more medium bodied, creamy and slick brew is present once the carbonation has time to disperse just a bit.
Probably one of the better things I've had from Greenbush, though I've been relatively unimpressed with their offerings to far. Had this both on tap and out of the bottle and it was MUCH better on tap. If I had to go Greenbush, this would be a top choice for me. Solid porter all around.
03-07-2013 12:56:54 | More by tectactoe
4.11/5 rDev +6.5%
A - Pours black with one finger of brown head. Head has pretty good retention and leaves nice lacing.
S - Roasted malt and chocolate. Has a bit of sweetnesss, but mostly a roasty nose.
T - Nice mix of roasted malt, buttersweet chocolate and some milk chocolate. Very faint amount of char. Very nice.
M - Medium mouthfeel that is quite roasty.
O - This has a bit of a stout character, but definitely still fits within the porter style. Nice flavors and mouthfeel. Another good one from Greenbush.
06-26-2012 22:16:04 | More by warnerry
3.53/5 rDev -8.5%
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. Rather spicy and hoppy for style.
Flavor: decent, but hoppy and sour for style. Very good bitter/sweet balance. Plenty of dark roasted grains plus hints of coffee in the lingering aftertaste.
O: Great looks and feel but unappealing aroma.
02-03-2014 00:21:30 | More by chinchill
3.94/5 rDev +2.1%
Merry Christmas! The first beer of the day is the Distorter Porter! The beer poured an opaque black with tan head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries subtle earth tones with hints of espresso. The taste is roasty and earthy with touches of coffee. The mouthfeel is full body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a great beer to start the day.
12-25-2013 18:54:15 | More by WoodBrew
Distorter from Greenbush Brewing Company
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