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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,330 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,330
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 320
Gots: 440 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 5.2%
IBUs: 30

192 calories per 12 oz serving

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

My Favorite basic Porter. Very smooth an drinkable. I think it can please the palate of the new and seasoned craft beer drinkers.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black color with some red highlights and a thick thin beige head with good retention.
Aroma of coffee, licorice and creamy chocolate.
Flavor of cola, coffee, herbal and citrus hops, dark fruits including plums, ash, spices, nuts and cocoa. Very dry and roasted aftertaste.
Light to medium creamy body with mild carbonation.
Excellent porter, great complexity and tuned up the American way.
Ap.4 Ar.3,75 Sab.4,25 Sens.4,25 Cj.4,25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

A - Rich creamy head. Head is brown in color and dissipates slowly. Beer is a very dark brown/red, almost black. 4.25/5

S - Toasted wheat bread. Dark chocolate. Espresso. Vanilla. 4.25/5

T - Caramel and toasted bread right off the bat. Then comes espresso, followed by a slight grassy hop and a dark/bitter chocolate finish. Slight lingering bitterness. Grainy. 4/5

M - Somewhat chewy. Heavy body. Moderate carbonation that causes a slightly dry finish. 4.5/5

O - Aroma is slightly more interesting than the actual flavor but great beer all around. Reflects the style nicely. 4.25/5

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Very balanced, smooth and drinkable. No heaviness or imposing flavor. It is so balanced, some might find that it lacks the distinctive character of other porters. But, it's tough to play it both ways. Sometimes the imposing flavor that gives other porters the unique character is exactly what makes those porters less drinkable over the long haul. The Bros are right, this is a great beer; it's the kind of porter that is a refrigerator staple. Porters inherently have character, and this one finds a very nice balance all the way around; if you like dark beers, you can drink this one all day, every day, all year long. It is extremely well-crafted.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,330 ratings.