So, Caitlin isn’t here any longer and we can have the dark stuff again. Truthfully, I’d trade the dark stuff to have her back but she had to move on. I’ve had a few Deschutes brews and I think they do a great job. It’s dark and a porter (my favorite kind of beer) and from a reputable brewery, then, yes! Let’s do it! It’s 5.2% ABV so not too heavy.
BeerAdvocate has changed its overall scoring system which I think is fantastic. It rates each beer on its own merit and not compared to other beers. On The Less Desirables, we still rate it against the style, but yet on its own merits. So, the new rating system has it at 4.18/5. Their rating starts around 3.75, considering that anything ranked by a drinker at that percentage must actually like the beer. So, this is a good score. Untappd has it rated at 3.83 caps out of 5.
Have you had this beer before? What did you think? If not, or you just have a hankering for more, head down to City Beverage and grab your sixer. Tell them that it’s the beer of the week and get 5% off your order. This weekend is their annual tent sale so they will have a ton of beer and wine, much of the beer and almost all of the wine opened for sampling and you can save up to 60% off of cases of beer and wine. It goes from 9am-6pm and they’re at 915 Burke Street!
Tune in later this evening or early tomorrow to hear what Danielle, the UNCSA folks coming in and I think of it!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“This is the beer that started it all. A rich, creamy mouthfeel complements a layered depth, revealing distinctive chocolate and coffee notes. Full of flavor, yet easy to drink.” – Deschutes Brewery