Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by kevanb:
3.9/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into a Deschutes tulip.
The beer pours a nice deep brown, borderline black color, very opaque with a 2 finger bone colored head that has good retention and leaves some nice spots of lace behind. The aroma is of lightly roasted coffee, toasted grain and sweet dark malt with a bit of chocolate. Lots of rich grain on the tongue, soft cold pressed coffee behind it lends a bit of roasted character, bitter bakers chocolate is readily apparent with a slightly milky flavor at the finish. The body is on the lighter side, slightly high carbonation that provides some nice zip across the tongue, but still feels a bit thin and has a creamy finish that falls a bit bit short.
Verdict: A solid porter from Deschutes and certainly a benchmark for the style. While it's not overly complex, Deschutes packed a lot of flavor into a 5.20% beer. Definitely a great example of the style for regular drinking.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2013 03:58:52 | More by kevanb
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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 4,090 ratings.