RedSox2004 (1867) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Poured dark braown with a thin tan head that left ok lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate with a touch of hops. Wonderful flavors that mirrored the smell, with an underlying toaste biscuit flavor and perfectly balanced hops bitterness. Burnt sugar and a wisp of alcohol in the aftertaste. Medium body, good carbonation and a smooth, rich mouthfeel. This is one of my favorite porters. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
12oz bottle. poured dark red/brown, white head. Smelled of roasted malt, and slight chocolate. Nice mouthfeel, Slight, chocolate/coffee. Nice beer. travita (4985) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Tap at Flying Saucer. Dark brown in color with red highluights. Nice light tan head. Smell is roast, some alcohol, malts, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, smoky nuttiness. RichardGretton (4755) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2008
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of the World Live (NEC), 2008. Brownish black beer with a weak brown head. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is roasted and creamy. Overall a very nice creamy, bitter and roasted beer.
bottle, black in color, head quickly fades, strong coffee and aged fruit nose, flavors are strong black coffee and cooked fruit, very smooth finish
BeerFanDan17 (1107) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Very good porter on draft at Andrew’s in Vancouver, WA. Very good balance of malt, chocolate, and roasted coffee. Poured rich black with a creamy head. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Pours a dark brown, with a small creamy light tan cap. Pretty nice nose, lots of rich caramel and sweet dark malts just exploding in the air. Lots of toffee and dark fruits as well. The flavor was pretty thick and creamy as well. Really full on the palate. Lots of caramel and roasty malt mixed in there. Toffee and some molasses are noticeable, with some dark fruit character as well. Really nice, well done porter. JK (6090) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2008
One of the best porters I have ever had. Usually I think of Porters as beers that weren’t quite good enough to be a stout, but this one reminds me what a porter can be. There is cocoa and tobacco. Charcoal taste. Vey light bourbon, which means the bourbon hasn’t ruined a good beer, and instead compliments it. Some oak. Thick and heavy palate. Fairly bitter. Thanks Skyview. GarrettB (1580) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Another one of the little bottles from Deschutes, this time a promising dark brew: the Black Butte Porter (no 2nd grade jokes please.) It looks as it sounds - very dark black body and a fuzzy darktan head, with an aroma in tribute to Guiness, alongside the smell of the non-sweet bits of raisins, hickory wood and a shot of Coca-Cola. Simple, yes, but straightforward and inviting. The taste has a comfortable mouth feel, both light and slaking, but doesn’t feel unnatural, even in the setting of a dark beer. The flavor is mild, with meaty smoke and raisin prominent again, and a little brown sugar, perhaps replacing the aroma’s Coca-Cola, as the sweeter half. Mostly I’m in awe at how "light" this beer feels, but how the flavors are typically associated with the deeper, darker end of the pool. This for me makes a good casual drink with dark flavors in a light container. A winner from Deschutes! tuohyam (14) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2008
This beer is my standard for excellence. It’s not over priced and the taste is fantastic. This is the best porter I’ve had and a beer I always go back to.