- My Rating: [B], I gave it a (3.5 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Black Butte Porter – Deschutes Brewery, 5.2% ABV, 1 pt. 6 fl.oz., (Bend, Oregon, USA)
on the front-right label:
“An opening volley, this pioneering dark ale signaled Deschutes’ renegade intentions. Its creamy mouthfeel, complex layers, hop edge and chocolate finish personify passion-forward brewing.”
- Style: Porter
- Taste: Light roast caramel malt coffee chocolate smooth start-to-finish
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $5 – 1 pt. 6 fl.oz., November 2014
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: sure
Visual: Pours dark cola brown with barely any head, a thin layer of micro retention, lots of medium-speed streams.
Nose: roast caramel malts. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp, incoming roast
Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, micro fizzy, (MAIN) light roast coffee, molasses, malt, chocolate
Finish: burpy, light roast malt exhale, malty finish.
Summary: The difference between a porter and a stout? This exemplifies it for me right here. Crisp and lighter bodied without the heaviness, cleaner malt flavours, and straighter light roast delivery with a soft finish. Other online sources may tell you otherwise, but this distinction rings true for me at least.