Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Pellinore1:
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to mdogg for bringing a couple of bottles when he came to visit Chicago.
Pours a deep brown into a pint glass, leaving a finger or so of light tan head.
The smell is all about the malts. Dark and roasty, maybe a little chocolate.
The flavors begin with a deep, dark roastiness, as the smell would suggest. A little hop bitterness then comes through, followed by bready and chocolaty sweetness.
This beer is light to medium-bodied, with light carbonation. Smooth on the tongue, this is quite drinkable.
Overall, a very good beer. I tend to enjoy porters, and this is better than most.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2010 01:38:30 | More by Pellinore1
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Very dark black and a khaki head. This is a very dark beer. No wonder they give it its name.
S: Charred oats, bitter chocolate, malt.
T: Charred oats as said. Burnt chocolate, some hops, biscuit, toast, malt. Honestly I'm not too keen on the taste. It's a great beer no doubt, but I don't see what the hype is about.
M: Medium to thick-ish. Kind of a rough velvety feel.
O: A great brew, but like I said: the flavor on this one isn't my favorite. It's a bit too charred for me- as if the malts were a tad over done. I liked the beer overall, though.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 04:17:19 | More by titty_mcbitty
4.05/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I was excited that Deschutes started distribution in my area (KY) and so far have not been let down. I understand this to be a flagship brand and now I know why.
Lightly chilled 12 ounce bottle poured into a standard pint glass (as I would expect to be served in a pub in the UK)
A - Poured a deep black color with a firm, brownish long lasting head that slowly dissipated into a foam ring with decent lacing..
S - Deeply roasted grains with coffee and chocolate. Very little if any hop note.
T - Chocolate, coffee and roasted grains.
M - Medium body, moderate carbonation. Very nice almost sweet, but not sticky finish.
O - An excellent porter. I almost feel that in some ways Porters have developed to something closer to a "light: stout (which isn't a bad thing!). This is a outstanding complex and flavorful beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 10:13:05 | More by Retroman40
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
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