Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by MurphyMacManus:
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Growler into pint glass.
A: Dark brown with ruby highlights Average-sized tan head that fades to a layer of lace and sticks to the glass.
S: Coffee, cocoa, roasted grain, bittersweet chocolate.
T/M: See notes on "smell." The bittersweet chocolate and cocoa are most present in the taste, followed by a medium roast coffee flavor with minimal bitterness. Rich finish, like a good hot chocolate or cafe mocha. There's some dark fruit in there as it gets warmer, too -- maybe blackberries; it's sweetness and just a bit of acidity, possibly a part of the carbonation bite. Body is moderate but not too thick.
D: Excellent session porter. Nice balance of flavors; would be great paired with grilled/roasted steak or game.
Serving type: growler
11-21-2010 06:35:55 | More by MurphyMacManus
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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
4.31/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
$4.50 bottle had at Brick Oven Bistro in Sandusky, Ohio after a Cedar Point trip... seriously, stop there after Cedar Point if you want pizza. Very good and reasonably priced. Poured into a snifter that was served to me.
I heard phenomenal things about this beer and knew I needed to try it... so I did. Easily a top three (maybe four) Porter for me... clearly up there with the "big boys." The taste is all over (in a VERY GOOD sense) with roast, char, chocolate, coffee, and a tinge of dark fruits. The feel is basically spot-on for the style. Medium sort of body which suits the style and ABV, and then a pretty prickly carbonation as well. An incredibly tasty, easy drinking porter that I wish could be had in Michigan. I like this more than Edmund Fitzgerald, to be honest. A must-try for fans of the style. Only fault I have with this beer is that it doesn't have a lasting head and lacing that I'd ideally like, but that's a super minor fault on a fabulous brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 01:43:25 | More by Alextricity
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
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