Black Butte Porter

American Porter Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte Porter, an American Porter by Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte Porter is an American Porter brewed by Deschutes Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a tulip pint glass from a bottle.

Appearance

The ale pours black and is topped by a thick cap of tan foam that reduces slowly. The reduction leaves a smattering of lace on the glass.

Aroma

The aromatics are pleasant with a scent of dark chocolate and roast malt.

Flavor

The palate follows the nose with flavors of chocolate, roast, and coffee meeting a mild hop bite.

Mouthfeel

Its body is smooth and creamy with a medium body and low carbonation.

Overall

The Black Butte Porter is thoroughly enjoyable and an excellent representation of the style. Not so surprising that it’s won so many awards.

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About the American Porter

The American Porter is a malty dark brew whose palate is complex and flavorful dark malts and varying hops. Historically, it’s an aggressive variant of the English Porter and Pre-Prohibition American Porters. It’s more assertive than an American Brown Ale but not as strong or bitter as the American Stout.