Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by C20Percent:
3.8/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a very , very dark brown -- almost black -- with a BIG bubbly head of foam on top. Body looks clean. There's some bubble action along the sides of the glass. If the light hits the glass right I can see some amber in there. Preliminary lacing looks good. Really good looking brew, actually.
S: Coffee, toastiness, roastiness -- maybe some cocoa and expresso notes. Tiny bit of leather and tobacco. Lots going on, but mostly the first three mentioned.
T: Mostly getting that coffee and toasted / roasted grains / malts. Not getting the flavor of the hops the beer professes on the bottle. But, there is a little chocolate in the finish. Gotta look for it, though. This is good, not great -- probably liked by some more than others. I'm a tough grader when it comes to Porters / Stouts. The more I drink the more I'm only getting the chocolate. Just above average to me.
M: Super smooth and creamy. Medium body. Good carbonation. Buttery feel. Little bit of chewiness that brings out the grain and malt. The smoothness of the beer pushes this to a 4.
O: There's a lot to like here. Wish I enjoyed the taste a little better. The flavor just doesn't live up to the complexity of the smell. Bottom line. I would suggest people try this beer, though.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2013 21:16:11 | More by C20Percent
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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 4,085 ratings.