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
More User Reviews:
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
93 out of 100 based on 3,508 ratings.