Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery
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4.88/5 rDev +16.5%
Poured from a bomber into a pint while visiting family in Portland.
A: Dark but clear. My family remarked it was like soy sauce. Very carbonated and laces nicely.
S: Strong coffee and malt in the nose. Very balanced.
T: Nice burn on the tip of the tounge. Followed by malts and chocolate flavors with some nice coffee and cream notes. Good coffee aftertaste.
M: Good burn and body.
O: Great porter. Nicely balanced and exhibits all of the characteristics of the style. Everyone should try this beer.
05-15-2012 05:45:00 | More by matzah
4.53/5 rDev +8.1%
Appearance: Deep, dark brown. Almost black at times. Rich and creamy on the pour. Head is a light khaki and drops to a thin, creamy cap in short order. Some lacing on the glass.
Smell: Chocolate, roasted coffee beans, fresh coffee, cocoa, it's all there. Very densely chocolate. Almost like a dark chocolate covered espresso bean. Big roasted malt edge brings out a touch of burnt malt as well. Light dusting of citrus, very light. Sweetness is up there, but never crosses in to that lactic, milk chocolate type aroma. Charcoal.
Taste: Roasted with a milder chocolate influence than the nose would indicate. Mild touches of ground coffee. Milk chocolate and a dusting of cocoa. Some lingering notes of char and smoke. Very akin to charcoal. Slight hints of citrus play through the back. Malts are nicely balanced and add a great depth of flavor.
Mouthfeel: Nice medium body with a moderate carbonation. A touch dry on the back. Creamy.
Overall: It's amazing. Yup. Balanced with a ton of flavor. Deschutes can balance a beer better than almost anyone.
05-08-2012 20:10:54 | More by Goblinmunkey7
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
On-tap at Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix during the Deer Tick show on May 3rd.
A: Dark black. Off-white head. Typical Porter look.
S: Sweet, malty, a bit of chocolate and roasted malt.
T: Heavy, sweet, roasted malt. Hops come through in the finish which is a surprise and very welcomed. One of the hoppier Porters in recent memory.
M: Smooth, sweet, delicious.
O: Damn good Porter that I could drink daily.
05-05-2012 18:29:12 | More by Gatch
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
Served on tap at Public House (Venetian) in Las Vegas, NV
A: Pours a dark brown, almost black in color with some reddish highlights and very light hints of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a finger tall tan head that reduces but leaves a thick film over the surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: The aroma is of dark roasted malts with some hints of dark/bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Very inviting.
T: The taste really follows the smell with the main components being the dark roasted malts, dark/bittersweet chocolate, and the coffee. The beer has some very nice complexity to the flavor with just a light amount of lingering bitterness.
M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth.
O: Very enjoyable and very much a beer that I would like to enjoy again...makes me jealous of the states that the brewery distributes to since I do not live in one. I really enjoyed the complexity of the flavor and would love to have more than one of these in a session.
05-03-2012 05:56:40 | More by dbrauneis
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,190 ratings.