Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Black Butte Porter

Check out the scenic Deschutes River! And that dog!
Today I'm drinking Black Butte Porter brewed by Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. After reading my November, 2009 review, my friend Christina decided that a pair of these should be part of the care package she recently sent me. Reading the label, Deschutes Brewery is located on scenic Deschutes River, and the picture to your left was taken by Christina during her recent vacation there. Thanks for the picture and the beer! The label is simple, depicting the sun rising over Black Butte and the Metolius River. Best by 08/29/11.

Roasted, smokey chocolate aroma. The flavors begin with silky chocolate, creamy smooth. Smoke flavors also stand out amongst the rest. Some coffee grounds and just a hint of orange citrus also contribute to a very flavorful beer. Black Butte Porter is on the thin side, and the carbonation is pretty weak. Lightly bitter, yet balanced. You finish with some roasted malt left behind on your palate. Solid, easy drinker. Check it out where available.

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Christina said...


Sean said...

Glad you liked it. I wanted to keep my comments back until you posted this review. I think this is a pretty good porter, but somehow to me it tastes kind of... salty? It almost feels more like eating a savory meal than drinking a beer. Which I find just a tiny bit off-putting. Overall though, it's fared pretty well on Barley Buddy...

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Sean. Thanks for stopping by. I hadn't thought about it that way, salty or savory, but for sure I am not saying WOW about this beer. Many people are in love with it. For me, it was good. The style isn't my favorite either, so that probably adds a little unintended bias. Oh well.