Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Gregfalone:
4.53/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This one is a real winner! Pours roughly from a twelve ounce
bottle into a nonic pint glass a very deep brown/black with traces of red around the edges.beige head that fades fairly quickly, with decent lacing.
Smells of chocolate, brown sugar, and faint coffee.
Taste is the same,starting with chocolate, but with a dark fruity/smoky taste in the middle, and a slightly bitter pleasant coffee taste finishing it out.
Mouthfeel is medium with medium to heavy carbonation for the style. Maybe slightly over carbonated, but that is easily cured with a rough pour and some warming time.
This overall is one of my favorite porters, and one of my favorite beers in general. Outstanding beer, widely available (I bought this six pack at stater bros), and very drinkable. Highly recommended.
Seriously- TRY THIS BEER!
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2012 06:30:59 | More by Gregfalone
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3.88/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass
best by 10/20/14
L: dark red ... almost purple-brown it's so dark, but also clear -- there might be floaties in it (it's hard for me to tell), but even if there are, the brew looks almost 100% clear; 1/3-inch of tan head that doesn't stick or lace much but keeps a thick collar and nice skin on top. nice looking and the clarity fits the style.
S: dark dried fruits and sweet ... fig/dates ... some musty oak and coffee; bourbon as it warms, vanilla ... more oak ... so much in this nose
T: chocolate ... really nice sweet darker malts with a nice smoky oak-wood to it on the back end, like a wood fire; get some bitter notes, and the IBUs aren't super high, so I'm wondering what's a hop bite here and what's burnt malt? very sweet at times despite the bitter, and the dark-malt notes bleed from chocolate/coffee into dates and almost licorice (but not quite ... not for me)
F: lighter midweight, super drinkable ... good carbonation
O: good brew but not one I'll seek out again -- not because it's bad, but because I can find a handful of very similar beers brewed closer to home. with that said, I love that I can get my hands on this beer almost whenever I want and for a good price. that's a major plus. so is the history of this brew, which dates back to the late 1980s when good beer was harder to find.
a friend I met at a brewery said Black Butte got him into beer, and I can see why. even my mom, who isn't much of a beer drinker, said "Ooo, that's sweet! I like that." definitely a standard of the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 06:49:26 | More by Premo88
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,963 ratings.