Black Butte Porter brewed by Deschutes Brewery - Bend, Oregon
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. Malt: Pale, Carapils, Chocolate, Crystal, Wheat. Hops: Cascade,
Bravo, Tettnang. Alc. 5.2%. IBUs 30.
Appearance – Pours a super dark brown with a slight amber tinge that can be
seen in the glass. Big, dominating tan head that retains well and sticks to the
glass like white on rice.
Smell – Big. That’s the one word description of the nose on this one. Every
scent you catch is big, strong, and dark. Chocolate, malts, and caramel round up
one of the tastiest smelling beers I think I’ve ever came across.
Taste – Comes at you after the nose like the Yankee’s Murderer’s Row lineup. You
get the nose and the taste back to back, like a wicked one-two punch. Dark
malts, chocolate, and a little coffee and caramel round out one of the most
balanced porters I’ve ever had.
Mouthfeel – Smooth, creamy, wonderful.
Overall – This is absolutely an A List porter, no question about it. World
Class. I need to find a place where I can obtain sixers of it, whether it be in
pints or 12-oz. bottles. Once you’ve had this porter, you will compare all your
other porters, before and after, to this one. Highly recommended.
Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is in the business of
daring people to expect more from their beer. That's why we started off in 1988,
on the banks of the Deschutes River here in Bend, Oregon, by selling Black Butte
Porter at a time when others were sure a dark beer would never catch on. Our
brewers love to push the envelope, especially if it makes someone nervous. But
for us, the highest praise is a raised glass and a toast of "Bravely Done!" For
more information about Deschutes Brewery and its courageously crafted beers,
please visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com.