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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,812 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,812
Reviews: 1,358
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 355
Gots: 630 | FT: 12
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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Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tedvr
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjwellman
3.05/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Disappointing porter. Wonderful dark color but no aroma and very pedestrian taste. Easy drinking but why? No flavor

Photo of pigpen892
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raskolnikov
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of almostjay
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Simple, perfect porter. For my tastebuds, many breweries try to do too much with their stouts/porters. Smoke, bourbon, chocolate, coffee are all nice to an extent, but in my opinion, there are too many highly rated beers that simply blow it out on one of those things and get crazy kudos for it. Black Butte, on the other hand, has all of them (well, not bourbon) in perfect balance. Always drinkable, consistent, great.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a pitch black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a roasted malt smell as well as some other darker aromas of cocoa and coffee. Mixed with these smells comes some caramel sweetness as well as a little bit of a brown sugar smell, all in all, producing a dark and roasted smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice roasted malt flavor mixed with sweeter taste of
caramel and brown sugar upfront. As the taste moves on, the roasted malt tastes are joined by some flavors of coffee and chocolate, with the chocolate beginning out to be the stronger of the two, but later being outdone by the coffee. With the coffee growing stronger toward the end, and with some hop flavors of a more herbal and earthy nature coming to the tongue at the very end of the taste, one is left with a rather smooth roasted sweet, but nicely balanced taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side for a brew of only 5.2 % with a carbonation level that is on the lightly lower side overall. For the porter style and for the mix of dark, roasted, and sweet flavors, the feel is quite nice, really allowing all the great flavors to coat the tongue.

Overall – A rather tasty, more modest abv. porter, that has a nice drinking feel and flavor overall.

Photo of zachrotc
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BSUNyikos31
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ajd1211
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jduprey007
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PGVG
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BHansen214
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhatIsFear
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EigenBeer
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nazzz
3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of st9647v3
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a gorgeous, world-class beer. It pours beautifully, the head and carbonation hang on just enough the make sure you know the yeast is happy, but it is the full flavours that are most impressive. It is everything a porter should be - coffee, smoke, chocolate and dark malt, with a nicely hopped finish. Really, it doesn't get much better than this.

Photo of Sevencycler
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of double2chin
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ManBearPat
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Kraj30
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

another great everyday porter

Photo of heerboth
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,812 ratings.