River Brew Review: Black Butte Porter

Bull Trout and Black Butte Porter = Great Combination

Location: Metolious River, Oregon
Beer: Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter

Black Butte and the Black Butte

Mike and I decided to head out the Metolious River this past weekend and figured that it was time to drink Black Butte Porter while fishing at the base of the Black Butte.  We had a great weekend of fishing and an even better time drinking Black Butte Porter.

We started the weekend by reading a weather report that called for 70% chance of showers and cold temperatures.  We decided it didn’t matter, we would brave the rain and cold to hopefully fish alone on the Metolious which doesn’t happen very often.  When we arrived we found partially cloudy skies and no rain in sight.  The weekend treated us well with 17 Bull Trout landed and lots of Black Butte Porter consumed.  The biggest Bully was 31 inches and the average was 24 inches. So yeah, it was a good weekend.

Picture of the Big Bully Below

31 inch Bully

Appearance: Dark full body with caramel color on the edges. There is an inch and half thick

Black Butte Porter

head that stays for awhile.  Leaves a thick lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong chocolate, roasted malts, maybe some coffee, and a hint of hops in the background.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Smooth yet there is more carbonation than a typical porter.  Your mouth is immediately hit with chocolate and roasted flavoring and very slight bit of hops in the aftertaste. The carbonation also helps bring across a unique flavoring that makes Black Butte extremely drinkable.

Overall: I really enjoy Black Butte and it is constantly one of my go to beers.  The rich flavoring and drink-ability should put this beer at the top of your list.

5 out of a Six Pack Scale ©

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