Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by 4000qtrap:
3.95/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Source/Serving: 12oz bottle
S: Smooth medium roast coffee, underlying heavy toasted brown bread and melanoidins. Hints at charcoal in a good way. Slightly nutty along with piney/mossy hops. Quite nice.
T: Slight sweet coffee up front with moderate smooth roastiness. The middle has hints of dark fruits and almost burnt molasses. At first I wasn't into it, but it grew on me. Roast intensity is smooth but moderately intense and has a nice fullness. Fresh and light minty/pine hoppiness is subtle but adds to the foundation, as does faint biscuit/grains and a light acidity. Body is medium and to me is a little thin. The roast character gets semi-rough in the finish that lingers dry like the last sip of french pressed coffee alongside herbal/minty hops and a touch of grain.
Notes: Decent roast, nice complementary flavors and complexity. Very drinkable, especially for a porter that has intense flavors, but that’s partly because its only medium bodied. Hops are present but delicate. It has the potential for something special but only almost there. Really good nonetheless, and for the price it’s a serious value.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2011 23:50:20 | More by 4000qtrap
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Billy's Long Bar in Albuqerque.
My beer arrives in a frosted pint glass but still manages to look good and retain a good head. A dark khaki-colored head, it dissipates somewhat quickly but I blame the glass. The body is dark brown and cloudy with trickles of carbonation.
A good chocolate aroma emanates from this brew. It's semi-sweet, malty, and has a dry aroma.
More chocolate on the tongue, but it's like baker's chocolate and slightly bitter. There's some sweetness like caramel, and a hint of some hops.
I'm impressed by the bitterness on this beer, and the way it combines with the dark bitter chocolate. This makes for a long bitterness at the finish and a dry stout-quality. Thickness and creaminess suggest this beer is nitroed, so that's impressive.
Overall, an excellent regular lineup beer. This is a nice reminder that a basic, traditional beer can still be splendid.
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2014 22:35:59 | More by ONovoMexicano
3.88/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours cola like in appearance. Nice 1 1/2 finger tan head. Excellent retention and lacing
S - Light aroma. Sweet malts, lots of chocolate and even a slight bourbon on the finish if you use your imagination.
T - Not as sweet as the nose. Has a bitter finish with a hint of smoke. More coffee beans flavor present than chocolate but both are there. Smoke tends to linger on the finish
M - A medium body beer. Fizzy in the mouth and fairly smooth to drink. Just the tiniest hint of burn when the smoke flavor lingers
O - A solid porter. Nice flavor and I particularly enjoyed the smoky finish. Not a sessionable beer, but would be very enjoyable on a cool fall day or with some spicy bbq
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 18:00:29 | More by Goosehunter75
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,052 ratings.