Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Ratings: 4,085 | Reviews: 1,310 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by carln26:
3.83/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer poured from the tap a dark brown with nice ruby highlights. Not much retention from the tan colored head. The aroma is dark caramel, mild grapefruit and a nice roasted barley. Flavor is dark caramel up front, a bit of roast malt with a mild hop finish. Remarkably sweet as I first drink it. The roasted barley really tones it down on the finish. Slick and oily, nice drinkability
Serving type: on-tap
08-09-2006 02:31:35 | More by carln26
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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 4,085 ratings.