Monday, November 5, 2012
Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter.
From the Deschutes Brewery website: “With a dark beer as our first and flagship brand, Black Butte defined Deschutes as a radical player. A slight hop bitterness up front enhances the distinctive chocolate and roasted finish. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, nearly black with a large tan head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Roasted and dark malts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla.
Taste: Rich roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and a gentle hop presence. Terrific!
Overall: Well balanced and smooth, Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte Porter is incredibly drinkable and enjoyable. At 5.2% ABV I usually intend on drinking a few of them. This is one Porter that you’ll find in my beer fridge year round.