Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.19/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish Head snifter. Very dark in color, but not opaque. Some light is allowed through. The color is dark, dark brown with ruby-red tint. It has a couple fingers of fluffy tan head that slowly dies down to a clumpy foam. The nose is roasty with a faint sweetness. I get coffee beans, oak, and a hint of bakers chocolate. There is a faint pine-like hop aroma as well.
Medium body. Toasty malt-like richness up front with a nice toffee-like flavor. Roastiness balances the malt and the hops blend nicely into the background. No harsh, bitter, roasty notes. The roastiness comes with the nutty, chocolatey flavors of the malt and doesn't give the beer an acrid taste. The finish is slightly herbal, sweet, and cola-like.
An outstanding porter. Almost on par with my favorite porters (Edmund Fitzgerald and Founders Porter), but lacks a little of the malt depth and creamy feel of those. Still, a top-shelf example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2014 20:31:00 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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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