Distorter | Greenbush Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
greenbushbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by AgentZero on 10-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
369
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
74
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 369 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of bschmidt_37
3.06/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JVan
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 3/10/16, had 9/14/16.

Pours an opaque. dark brown, with a huge head on an apparently careless pour. The head has some staying power, too, with lots of foamy lacing. The smell brings chocolate. medium roast malts, some vanilla, light smoke. light coffee. Not overly complex, but smells great. The taste follows the nose with the chocolate and malt. Caramel, vanilla, some coffee. touch of vanilla. Again, not overly complex. Smooth, nice medium body, This bottle is way over carbonated. but have had before, and it's normally appropriately carbonated .

Good flavor and and aroma. enjoyable to drink. The fizziness was a problem with this bottle. but I don't think it's typical. Worth giving a try, good for the style.

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Photo of Masonz223
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smell: dark roasted malts dark fruit rasin plums.

Taste: big dark malts that turns into burnt coffee hints of dark fruit charcoal And a noticeable piney biterness in the finish.

Feel: medium body. Low carbonation. The hop biterness sticks around in the aftertaste.

Overall: not the biggest fan of this beer it's ok but pretty bitter and not very easy drinking.

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Photo of FBarber
3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours completely black and opaque. Thin tan head dissipates steadily leaving a ring of tan foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell has notes of coffee, roasted malts, milk chocolate, lactose, and chocolate milk. Very sweet on the nose.

Taste is initially more hoppy with some roasted malts, bitter hops and some smoke. Immediately what stands out is how hopped up this beer is. Sure its an "american" porter, but it still seems over hopped to my taste. Bitterness does mellow a bit on the aftertaste leaving a chocolate malt flavor lingering on the tongue. As you drink the beer, the sweetness starts to come through more and more. The overall flavor is just too bitter and harsh for my taste.

Feel is quite full - definitely on the heavier side for what one might expect from a porter - but I like a full porter. Medium carbonation. Feel is rather rough - rustic. Very dry almost dusty finish - like you'd get from eating cocoa.

Overall I just am not able to get past the bitterness and harshness of the flavor. Finish is also dry to the point of feeling dusty or ashy. Too many other porters out there that I like better.

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Photo of bnes09
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Towering head that takes several minutes to settle and multiple pours to get all of the liquid out of the bottle. Assertive roasted malt. Coffee and cocoa. Rich earthy hop excites the taste buds. Medium body with plenty of carbonation. Solid.

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Photo of Gtg642
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark, almost chocolate black pour with a hazelnut ring of lace. 100% opaque.

Aromas of milk chocolate, toasted oats, some campfire, and marshmallow.

Flavor...overhopped immensely, tastes like I licked a pine cone and remedied it with a chocolate bar. The campfire comes out in a strong, unattractive way, and leaves burnt coffee on the palate. As it warms it grabs some more chocolate from beneath.

Feel is semi-creamy, which turns to roastiness, and dryness at the finish.

Another "glad I didn't buy a six pack" beer. Disappointing.

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Photo of mooseisloose
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Odd name for a brew let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a waft of chocolate sauce. Pours to a motor oil color with a dark tan micro bubble head. On the taste this brew has a bold coffee and chocolate flavor up front followed by a roasted malt flavor. Nice carbonation and good mouthfeel. Clean slightly bitter finish. A very bold and smooth drinker.

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Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaximalC
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours seal brown with a substantial head of khaki foam. Aroma smells mostly of roasted malt and molasses with some dark chocolate and caramel.

The taste presents roasted malt, extra-bitter chocolate, and peppery, herbal hops accompanied by notes of charred marshmallow, toasted bread, and brown sugar. The bitterness appears aggressive at first blush, but a subtle, complex sweetness manages to right the ship and facilitate what is ultimately a nicely balanced stout. Medium-heavy body and high carbonation make for a full yet lively mouthfeel.

Overall, I was quite impressed by this offering from Greenbush. It’s not quite as heavy as a stout, but has more balls than a porter, and the complex, balanced flavor profile keeps the palate happy and engaged.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwbetts
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakea
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours very dark, with a thick brown head. The nose I get coffee notes. The taste is balanced. It has some hops in it. A very interesting balance between the malts and hops. Adelicious beer.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Distorter from Greenbush Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 369 ratings.
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