Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.53/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Not sure why it took me so long to review this beer, as it is one of my perennial favorites.
Appearance: deep coffee brown with a one-finger tan head which maintains pretty well. Quite nice.
Smell: rich chocolate-and-coffee aroma against a background of light graininess. Bang on for what I like.
Taste: immediate chocolate flavor with hints of coffee. Plenty of hop character in the flavor that is not evident in the aroma: slightly spicy, slightly floral. Just a great combination. Bitterness at the end to counter the sweet malt flavors.
Mouthfeel: on the light side of medium, which makes this quite a sessionable beer.
Drinkability: probably my favorite session dark beer. This stuff is just fantastic over an evening.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2009 04:13:10 | More by flagmantho
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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.