Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by rashley:
4.19/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Was on tap, served in mug.
Appearance was dark brown almost black. Head was about 2 fingers and did not pay attention to or notice any lacing. Maybe I forgot to look.
Smell was a malty, coffee type of smell.
The first thing that hit me was the hops. Not excessive, but it was prominent, without being bitter. I liked that. I kept looking for a chocolate taste, but I think a coffee taste was closer. Carbonation gave a slight bite to the tongue.
Mouthfeel was about right to me, without being too watery or thick.
Overall this beer is now on my list of beers to try again.
Serving type: on-tap
09-12-2013 02:49:53 | More by rashley
More User Reviews:
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.