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Deschutes Crystal Peak Porter
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Pub Exclusive: Deschutes’ version of a caramel porter...3 types of crystal malt of different intensities, plus Munich and chocolate malts with a dash of roasted barley give this beer one well-rounded profile. Add Millenium, Brewers’ Gold, and Cascade hops to the mix and you’ve got yourself one amazing NW porter! IBU’s: 35 ABV: 6.3%


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2009
On tap at the Portland brewpub. I have to agree with the prior poster that this beer is like a less intense version of BBP, though I dont really think "intense" is the right word for that beer. Everything just seems a little lesser in this one, though its still a solid beer and has a nice roast quality to it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2611) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Tap at Deschutes: Dark brown pour with a finger of brown head. Nice bits of lacing. Smells lightly roasty, chocolate, and a faint coffee/mocha. Flavor is milder in the roast and more centered around chocolate and coffee. Imo, this has a lot of mocha elements... A lot like Black Butte, but softer and less intense. Nice offering.


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