I'd been saving my bottle of Black Butte Porter for just the right time. I have to be in the mood for a porter to truly enjoy one, and this one came in such a large portion size, I didn't want to open it unless I had a hankering.
Last Saturday, that hankering came. I didn't know what I wanted for lunch, so I decided I would just drink this big bottle of porter. At 1 pint 6 ounces, I knew this beer would satisfy my empty belly.
I knew I was going to enjoy this beer as soon as I poured it. It had a deep black colour, and a nice thick, fine bubbled head. It wasn't as creamy as a Guinness but it's close. Upon drinking, I immediately noticed a strong coffee taste, and later on, I could taste a hint of chocolate in the finish.
Many people may think this is a thick, strong tasting beer from looking at it, but it isn't. It was quite smooth tasting without a bitter aftertaste. Carolyn quite liked it. She said it was almost sweet.
I knew after the first couple of swallows that this was a 4 burp beer. By the time I got to the bottom of the glass, my opinion hadn't changed. I give Deschutes Brewery's Black Butte Porter four solid burps!
Drinking the world.
One beer at a time.