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Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
Black Butte Porter

Category: Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.2%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Deschutes Brewery
Black Butte Porter

Category: Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.2%
Nearly opaque brown black color. Roasted, savory aromas of funky farmers cheese and kefir, cacao nibs, rye toast with schmaltz, and vegemite with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry medium body and a tingling, medium-long chocolate mousse, latte, burnt nuts, and peppered watercress finish. An astringent, snappy porter with a table friendly appeal, especially with grilled meats.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Funky
Aroma Aroma: funky farmers cheese and kefir, cacao nibs, rye toast with schmaltz, and vegemite
Taste Flavor: chocolate mousse, latte, burnt nuts, and peppered watercress
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Blackened Steak, Grilled Lamb Chops, Beaufort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An astringent, snappy porter with a table friendly appeal, especially with grilled meats.

The Producer

Deschutes Brewery

The Producer
901 S.W. Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
USA
1 541-312-6942

Porter

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Porters are red-brown to black in color and range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They are medium to full-bodied and characterized by a flavor profile that varies from subtle dark malts to fully-roasted, smoky flavors. Although porter was the drink of the masses in 1700s London, it is no longer a significant factor in the British market today. However, porters are increasingly popular in today’s US market and often display the influence of hops in richer craft-brewed examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fuller’s London Porter, Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter, Meantime London Porter and Flossmoor Station Pullman Brown Ale.