Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Bone53:
4.14/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45°F
Appearance: Almost as dark as brown can get. An amber hue at the bottom of the glass when put up to the light
Smell: Roasted oats, chocolate, coffee
Taste: Sweet milk chocolate upfront with roasted oats and malts throughout the finish
Mouthfeel: A little lighter than I prefer; Almost watery on the palate
Overall: This is my second offering from Deschutes since they have recently started distributing in my area. Hop Henge blew me away, this did not. Overrated and over hyped in my opinion. I really wanted to love it, but with Smuttynose, Founders, and Eddy Fitz being my regular go to's, that's too tall of an order. Don't get me wrong, It's a good porter with some great aspects for the style, but it's light with no real identity. If I'm on a remote island and can't find my top 3, but this is available, it'll do, but until then, I'm not seeking this out.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2014 03:13:53 | More by Bone53
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4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours an almost totally opaque black, with 2 fingers of thick, foamy tan head. Nice retention & lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, chocolatey, sweet. Interesting it does NOT have that flinty/bloody smell I associate with many darker ales.
Taste: Solid, sweet arrival. Slight tartness with some bittering across mid-palate. Finish is roasty, sweet & lingering. Hints of liquorice.
Mouthfeel: Solidly mid-bodied; firm carbonation. (Less heavy and slick than Founders Porter; heavier than Breckenridge; perhaps comparable to Edmund Fitzgerald, maybe a touch heavier).
Overall: A very well-crafted, sweeter expression of a porter. I WILL be buying this again. Can't wait to do a head-to-head comparison with Edmund Fitzgerald.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:15:34 | More by SaltofOH
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,093 ratings.