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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,380 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,380
Reviews: 1,328
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 326
Gots: 456 | 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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Ratings: 4,380 | Reviews: 1,328 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

snarygare, Today at 04:44 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

BigAl18, Today at 03:41 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Tom-Peters, Yesterday at 05:54 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

DCLAguy11, Yesterday at 05:45 PM
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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking jet black color. A one finger white foamy dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing graced the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice roasty to smoky glossing of sweet to dark chocolate malts. Slight bitter edge of coffee entered in a nice way.
The taste was roasty and somewhat sweet from a slight dark chocolate edge, a nice roasty coffee edge helps to balance.
The mouthfeel had a really nice smooth sweet and yet roasty rolling robust creaminess over my tongue. This one just moved so nicely over my tongue.
Overall, holy wow! Though I've had this so many times before, it was only until now I realized how good this really is.

SitkaSteve, Yesterday at 06:42 AM
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3.94/5  rDev -5.7%

nice smokey smell

not a very heavy porter, very drinkable

smokey flavor with some orange peel

real good. second beer ive had from deschutes, i would not hesitate to buy any new bottle i see.

cervezango, Yesterday at 05:59 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

beb86, Yesterday at 05:50 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

KAP1356, Yesterday at 04:09 AM
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4.6/5  rDev +10%

tylerhw, Sunday at 12:04 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

jsh420, Sunday at 06:19 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Danmullens1, Sunday at 02:50 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Gaddabble, Sunday at 02:26 AM
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

kds2437, Sunday at 01:33 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kotzbauerm, Sunday at 12:03 AM
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4.32/5  rDev +3.3%

JC333, Saturday at 11:10 PM
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3.92/5  rDev -6.2%

Cookie_Jarvis, Saturday at 08:07 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

What a tasty porter! This one will be one of your favorites in short order. A little bit chocolaty, a little hint of coffee, nice and dark but smooth and roasted at the same time. Very well balanced. Widely available too, which is a bonus.

dcscientist, Friday at 10:06 PM
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4.56/5  rDev +9.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Ohsdrummer08, Friday at 07:33 PM
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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Medium dark body with A thinner head. Roasted coffee aroma. Sweet chocolate taste with a slight bitterness. Really good

kkleu357, Friday at 06:53 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -15.8%

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,380 ratings.