Beer 238/365 – Deschutes Black Butte Porter

Deschutes Black Butte Porter

Style: American Porter

ABV: 5.2%

Purchased at: Sent as an extra in a trade.

What makes this beer different: Very drinkable, very chocolaty.

Will I be drinking this again: I wish they sold it here, but if they did I certainly would drink more of it.

Grade: A

7/4/2010: Why did I decide to drink this beer on the fourth of July? Well honestly I didn’t have one. Had this sitting on my “non-agable” shelf for about a month now, and just decided it was time to drink it.

Black Butte has a really clean chocolate smell, with a little bit of earthy hops. The taste to me is mostly about sweet chocolate. I really like this flavor because a lot of porters/stouts end up being on the bitter end of chocolate, but this is more on the sweet end for sure. A little bit of coffee in the aftertaste, and a little bit of hops but not much. The mouthfeel is really nice, very creamy and on the heavier side of medium. I would buy a whole case of this if it was available in PA.

Picture of the day: To each their own obsession.

Published in: on July 4, 2010 at 10:50 am  Leave a Comment  
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Beer 177/365 – Deschutes Jubelale Winter Ale

Style: Winter Warmer

ABV: 6.7%

Purchased at: Ummm I think Kevin sent it to me from Colorado?

What makes this beer different: Not much, typical winter warmer

Will I be drinking this again: Not sold out here so probably not.

Grade: B

5/4/2010: Is this really my first beer from Deschutes? I do have a couple Abyss bottles sitting in the cellar, but kind of surprised I haven’t had anything from them yet. I would also like to try and get my hands on some Black Butte Porter.

Jubelale really doesn’t have a strong smell, just some sweet malt. The flavor is pretty decent, lots of caramel malt, very bready, and a kick of cinnamon. A little tiny bit of Pine hop, which is pretty fitting for a Christmas beer. It is actually a little boozy for a 6.7% beer, and it could use a bit more carbonation. I am sure that might be due to me waiting so long to drink this beer. Average Mouthfeel.

Picture of the day: Shut your muffin!

Published in: on May 4, 2010 at 9:38 am  Leave a Comment  
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