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Black Butte Porter

Judges Rating: 
91
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

A rich mélange of dark chocolate and roast malt also displays hints of toasted grain, bread crust, and even toffee that all add to the multiple layers of malt complexity. Subtle fruity aromatics evoke cherry or berry, with an added dried fruit character (apricot, fi g, date). The flavor is also rich and imbued with malt as suggested by the aroma, with an added aspect of hop bitterness to counterbalance. Overall this is clean, dry, and crisp at the finish with a slight chocolate aftertaste. If looking for a well-crafted porter with elements of chocolate, roast grain, and bitterness all balanced from start to finish, consider this fine example.

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