Tag Archives: Porter

Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte XXIV: their anniversary ale, an Imperial Porter brewed with dates, figs, chocolate nibs, and 25% aged in bourbon barrels. At 11% alcohol by volume, it is essentially a doubled-up version of regular Black Butte Porter with all those fun additions, and this bottle is the one Deschutes sent me a couple of weeks ago. I’ve also already sampled the XXIV, and wrote a small amount about it (during a vertical with … Continue reading →

Widmer Oatmeal Porter

Last week I received the three-pack containing each of Widmer‘s “924 Series” of beers, their “special, but accessible, high-end craft beers” that includes the year-round Pitch Black IPA and Nelson Imperial IPA: this package however was highlighting the Brothers’ new Oatmeal Porter, which is brewed using custom-roasted oatmeal from ┬áBriess Malting. Jeff has some good thoughts about how remarkable this is—that a major malting company is doing custom orders for a single craft brewer—so I … Continue reading →

Three Creeks FivePine Porter

I have such a backlog of reviews—this one for Three Creeks Brewing‘s FivePine Porter dates back to the end of December (it was a gift from my good friend Shannon). This is a dry chocolate Porter that I believe was originally brewed for Three Creeks’ two-year anniversary last July and has since made it into the regular lineup. Unfortunately I can’t be sure because their website isn’t up to date on their beer listings—or at … Continue reading →

Raven Mad Imperial Porter

Back in March I found BridgePort Brewing‘s Raven Mad at Whole Foods for a really good price, so you know I had to pick one up. You remember Raven Mad—it’s their Imperial Porter, part of their “Big Brews” series in the 22-ounce bottles, and it’s the one with the 3-D label (and comes with 3-D glasses). I had previously sampled this with friends but had never done a full review. It’s also a barrel-aged beer; … Continue reading →

Vanilla Java Porter

From February’s Beer of the Month Club (yes, I get behind on reviews. And?) came Atwater Block‘s Vanilla Java Porter. Atwater Block Brewery is located in Detroit, in their historic Rivertown district, and was established 12 years ago, in 1997. They say: We are able to brew our brands in the true heritage style of German lagers. With our imported Kasper Schultz brew house, only the finest malt and hops from Germany are used to … Continue reading →