Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by ZachStone625:
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
This is the Deschutes Brewery flagship beer, and for good reason.
I went down to Bend for a four-day pubcrawling adventure and could hardly leave Deschutes alone. They have quite a number of tasty beers, but this masterpiece started the place and it's obvious why.
This is the complexity of malts, roasted dark flavors of coffee with cocoa and meaty, smoke-like aromas you crave in a craft Porter. The mouthfeel and finish are like smacking your lips after chomping a slice of creme brulee, leaving you to wonder if you just had some extra buttery toast and biscuits or had a sip of epic dark beer. The hop note of this beer is a perfect touch, only taming the malts somewhat to make it a wonderfully approachable dark beer. Two thumbs up, malt, stout, porter fans should definitely get some, you can thank me later.
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2012 04:10:31 | More by ZachStone625
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4.13/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Billy's Long Bar in Albuqerque.
My beer arrives in a frosted pint glass but still manages to look good and retain a good head. A dark khaki-colored head, it dissipates somewhat quickly but I blame the glass. The body is dark brown and cloudy with trickles of carbonation.
A good chocolate aroma emanates from this brew. It's semi-sweet, malty, and has a dry aroma.
More chocolate on the tongue, but it's like baker's chocolate and slightly bitter. There's some sweetness like caramel, and a hint of some hops.
I'm impressed by the bitterness on this beer, and the way it combines with the dark bitter chocolate. This makes for a long bitterness at the finish and a dry stout-quality. Thickness and creaminess suggest this beer is nitroed, so that's impressive.
Overall, an excellent regular lineup beer. This is a nice reminder that a basic, traditional beer can still be splendid.
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2014 22:35:59 | More by ONovoMexicano
3.88/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours cola like in appearance. Nice 1 1/2 finger tan head. Excellent retention and lacing
S - Light aroma. Sweet malts, lots of chocolate and even a slight bourbon on the finish if you use your imagination.
T - Not as sweet as the nose. Has a bitter finish with a hint of smoke. More coffee beans flavor present than chocolate but both are there. Smoke tends to linger on the finish
M - A medium body beer. Fizzy in the mouth and fairly smooth to drink. Just the tiniest hint of burn when the smoke flavor lingers
O - A solid porter. Nice flavor and I particularly enjoyed the smoky finish. Not a sessionable beer, but would be very enjoyable on a cool fall day or with some spicy bbq
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 18:00:29 | More by Goosehunter75
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
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