Home At Port
Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
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4.18 | pDev: 7.66%
Nov 20, 2022
Dec 01, 2019
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Notes: Aged in port and bourbon barrels.
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
500ml bottle poured into a snifter
Bottles 1/16/20

A- pours a dark brown color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a thin film floating on top

S- Belgian candi sugar, brown sugar, fruit cake, raisins, caramel & light bourbon and port undertones

T- sweet and malty up front with notes of brown sugar, fruitcake, booze soaked raisins, and caramel. Mid-palate brings out some peppery yeast, as well as some vinous port, which gives cherry and some jammy aspects. The finish brings out light bourbon, adding oak, light vanilla and more caramel. Lingers of sweet brown bread and barrel

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a velvety, slightly warming finish
Nov 20, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A rich, lush and satisfying dark ale. Mostly opaque dark brown with a tan ring. Port chocolate truffle with rich maple, dark fruit in the nose. Taste is more barrel centric with caramel, vanillins, slight banana, dark fruit, dark cherry in particular, plenty lush malt. Feel is luxurious, smooth, warm and rich. A beer you can get lost in by the fire in winter. Extra points for not having any booze burn with this style
Jun 25, 2021
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bourbon. Deschutes. Port. 500ML bottle. Sold.

The pour is a deep red with moderate visionable carbonation. Nose brings multiple fruits (port & yeast likely), vanilla, stuttering sweetness.

Home at Port is an exquisite dance. Bourbon & port are on this thing like Puckett on a 1991 fastball. Boozy fruit meets soft, subsumed bourbon mixing with nano bytes of banana, baking spices, oak. Heavy for a Belgian of any sort, this might have been better served in a smaller bottle.

This has all the hallmarks of an epic beer. This is no Iliad but more like the fourth Dune book. Good beer.
Jun 08, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

May 07, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 25, 2021
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is dark brown in color and only has traces of brownish red around the corners of the glass. It poured with a short light tan head that quickly settled down, leaving just a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of vanilla (from the bourbon) are present in the nose along with notes of dark fruits.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of vanilla from the bourbon along with notes of port and hints of dark fruits and chocolate, the latter of which gets stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This dark ale has lots of aromas and flavors of bourbon. It tastes strong, but nothing like 12.6% abv.

Serving type: can
Feb 19, 2021
Rated: 4.45 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Jun 07, 2020
Home At Port from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 7 ratings