Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Best by 07/31/09
Very dark shade of brown with a thick white head. Great retention. Big nose of chocolate malt, some hops and some yeasty character. Roasted chocolate malt flavors, slightly smoky with some coffee . A little tangy fruit flavor and a long dry finish. Mouthfeel is a little lighter relative to the depth of flavor, but not overly so.
There are bigger porters out there, but they're usually described as "double" or "oatmeal" etc. Very drinkable a nice example of what the style should be in my opinion.
Great to revisit this beer after a few years of deprivation. Black Butte helped get me started on the style and it's still one my favorite porters.
Edit: had to bump up the score after tasting a fresher bottle on 9/22/10. Still a special brew for one that is so readily available in the West (and now upper Midwest).
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2009 06:36:22 | More by GeezLynn
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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 4,091 ratings.