KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Black Butte pours a molasses brown color with a visible ruby tint. It is thin enough for light to get through even in the center. A modes tan head forms initially and then slides down
The aroma gives this away as a classic porter. Dark chocolate and roasted malt notes really carry the nose, with a bit of smoke and coffee.
Each sip starts with a strong dark chocolate flavor. A strong malt profile is never relaly sweet, and a light coffee biterness grows over the course of the sip. There is a very mild hop presence that rounds out the slightly bitter finish.
This porter has crisp, full carbonation that lends to a light mouthfeel overall. The 5.2% ABV makes this an easy drinker.
Overall, this is a light, simple, drinkable example of a good style.
tkrex (2) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent porter. Dark, coffee notes, not too over the top coffee though.
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M_Sack (380) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown/black with thick cream head. Dark choc, roasted coffee, hop freshness on the nose. Flavours of choc malt, good roastiness and nice hop bitterness through the mid to late palate. Nice residual smokiness. Over carbonated unfortunately.
BRiddoch (8) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 Oz. Bottle poured into a chilled glass. Slight hoppy aroma with definite chocolate background. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Lightly sweet taste and again, you can sense the chocolate in the background. Creamy texture with a great follow through. Love this beer!
ddemmingjr (705) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of my go to classics at the Red Lion in Vail. Soft spot in my heart as the wife worked there. Pours opaque dark brown, reasonable khaki head. Roasted malts, chocolate with subtle sweetness. Classic beer
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RafeAU (115) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap as part of a paddle. I forget the specifics but this was pretty nice. not sweet, balanced bitterness.
ComradeK (1032) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium light beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Dark chocolate and latte are the dominant aromas, with herbal and floral hops notes in the mix also. Quite strong floral and fruity hops up front give way to dark berry notes and chocolate in the mid-palate. Mild coffee and a pleasantly savoury flavour make up the finish. A good porter from a consistently good brewery.
majorbase2 (14) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dark fruits, roasted coffee and chocolate, cherry, and a bit of booze. Appearance is a deep, dark brown with a decent sized brown head that dissipates quickly, leaving little lacing. Good hop character with lightly roasted chocolate and coffee, as well as a bit of toffee and molasses. Nothing too heavy. Remarkably well balanced and smooth. A bit of bready, sweet caramel to finish it off. Medium bodied. Goes down pretty easy. Overall a great example of a porter. Extremely well balanced with a nice bunch of flavors.
JonnyMadison (38) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Dark rich roast flavor with a little hop bitterness. Very smooth with easy-going aftertaste. A very complex and rich brew that is great by itself or paired with food (think comfort food like Mac and Cheese!)
WVHouseofBeer (816) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful dark brown color with a tight khaki head. Aromas and flavors of chocolate, coffee, nuts and a hint of citrus from the hops. Body was a bit thin but overall this is a great example of what a porter should be.
pwachtman (2) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark and opaque. Light, but pleasant and somewhat sweet aroma. Refreshing and not too heavy or thick. Would drink again.