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Thursday, August 02, 2007

"What's in your beer glass, Matt?"

Well, since you asked...





Dark. Malty. Light flavor. No hint of hop aroma but good hop bittering, as the style dictates. Thick lacing from a creamy white foam head.


It contends with Anchor Porter for the title of best American porter, but I think that Sierra Nevada is a softer note, and more drinkable.

(And this better load this time-- Blogger's dropped it twice, already. . . )

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7 Comments:

At Friday, August 03, 2007 5:52:00 PM, Blogger Freddyboomboom said...

What do you think of Deschutes Black Butte Porter?

 
At Friday, August 03, 2007 7:52:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

Haven't tasted it, yet, I don't think...

Or have I?

Lemme look it up.

 
At Friday, August 03, 2007 7:57:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

Yes... YES! I have tasted Deschutes Black Butte Porter, on tap in Oregon, no less, while on vacation with my family about 8 years ago. I seem to recall we got a 6-pack to take to the campsite the next year, as well.

We do like to travel through the Northwest. Pity we haven't done so in a few years. We plan to fix that, actually. :)

 
At Saturday, August 04, 2007 2:13:00 PM, Blogger Freddyboomboom said...

Lots of good brewpubs here in Portlandia...

 
At Saturday, August 04, 2007 3:22:00 PM, Blogger muse said...

Make mine a ziggenbock or shiner blonde.

 
At Sunday, August 05, 2007 4:38:00 AM, Blogger Gay_Cynic said...

Do you remember Grant's Imperial Stout? And the Grant's Spiced Christmas Ale of song and legend?

 
At Monday, August 06, 2007 6:17:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

Uh, yeah.

But an Imperial Stout is (except for color) pretty darned far a cry from an easy-drinking porter!

Ziggenbock? [sniff] I suppose it takes all kinds. (It's not a true bock, and unlike old Shiner Bock, it doesn't have the historical chops to merit overlooking that fact.)

 

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