I know this is an old thread, but if you like porters you should really try this recipe. Deschutes BBP is probably my favorite porter so I really wanted to see if I could brew something similar - this recipe is it. I brewed this about 5 weeks ago, let it sit in the primary for 4 weeks, kegged a week ago and it is very, very good. I am not very good at describing beer flavors, but this beer takes you on a journey. Initially you notice roasted malts (but not too roasty), slightly bitter/semi-sweet dark chocolate, and maybe a hint of coffee. As the beer warms up the chocolate becomes sweeter, more like a milk chocolate, but not too sweet. It is very well balanced, has a nice aroma and tan fluffy head, leaves a nice lacing in the glass - and me wanting another one.
I made a 6 gallon batch and used WLP001 instead of Wyeast 1968, because I had one that I needed to use. According to Deschutes' website, they use Cascade, Bravo and Tettnang hops and the IBU is 30. I substituted CTZ for the Bravo for bittering, again because I had it on hand, and my IBU was 32.4. I am definitely going to do this one again, probably 10 to 12 gallons, and bottle half. If you like porters, you will love this recipe.