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Saturday, December 23, 2006
Beer Tasting: Deschutes Black Butte Porter
The Beer: Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Style: American Porter
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
Packaging & Date Stamping: 12oz. brown bottle; "Best by 09/01/06"
From where & how stored: Purchased Sept. '06 from Safeway Grocery in Santa Cruz, CA; transported home and stored at 52F refrigeration since then
Pricing: $6.99 six-pack
ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 5.2% ABV; 30 IBU; 192 calories
First Award: Gold Medal, Brown Porter Category; 1996 Great American Beer Festival
Most Recent Award: Silver Medal, Porter Category; 2006 Australian International Beer Awards
- black with deep red color
- frothy, shaving cream head with khaki color
- big head for not that aggressive of a pour
- not a huge aroma; a bit bready
- medium, smooth mouthfeel
- some chocolaty and coffee flavors mingle well together
- just ever so bitter
The Verdict: Not overwhelming in any way; But, yet a very pleasing drink for a porter; should be likable for many different palates
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