Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by motleybrew:
2.95/5 rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I know styles pretty well, especially of beers that I drink all the time. I am a porter hole. That is, i dump a lot of them down. This comes up adequate, but hardly interesting. it is so much to style that it has no character/personality whatsoever.
So... the appearance is a bland porter appearance... looking porterish.
The smell... lacks richness. A little yeasty and not so much interest beyond that.
taste told me there was no effort here to make a statement. hit the character, ok. make that hit interesting as an experience? no.
I didn't mind the feel... and I think the other negatives drew back my experience.
This isn't bad. no. It also isn't more than average. Outstanding is NOT hitting a style... it is achieving the style and making it seem interesting at the same time.
A good beer... there are much better.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2012 22:04:58 | More by motleybrew
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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 3,503 ratings.