In this beer blog, we are going to take a look at another beer from the Deschutes Brewery. The beer is their flagship called Black Butte Porter. If you read my earlier beer blog, you know about this brewery. If you have not, please, the first part of that beer blog. This brewery has been around for a while so you might know about this brewery pretty well. Let us get into the beer.
This porter dark brown to black in color with a light tan color head on the beer. The smell is a slight coffee to the beer. The taste is a dry chocolate to a little coffee to the beer. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from beer bottle:
AHH, Our creamy contrary flagship a dark zig to the usual zag.
Here is a description from their website (www.deschutesbrewery.com):
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
Watch Brewer Veronica Vega talk about the wisdom in failure and the brewery’s flagship beer, Black Butte Porter.
Bronze Medal, Brown Porter
2009 Great American Beer Festival
Best Porter2007 Readers’ Choice Awards, Northwest Brewing NewsGold Medal, Porter Category2007 Australian International Beer AwardsSilver Medal, Porter Category2006 Australian International Beer AwardsSilver Medal (88 – Highly Recommended)2005 World Beer Championships
Closing out, this is an extremely creamy and drinkable porter. It is a little different then the rest of the porters on the market. The key to this porter it is the fact it is drinkable and sessionable. In other words, you can have several of these beers in a seating. It is pretty balances with the hops but yet gives you a ton of chocolate notes. Black Butte being a full body beer has a ton of flavor and I am glad it is in Chicago. This is a great beer for any season and any weather. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser