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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

4,093 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,093
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 308
Gots: 361 | 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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BB1313

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 7/7/14. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with some light getting though; fluffy khaki head that fades and leaves great retention and lacing. The aromas are full of dark chocolate. Some vanilla is there too. I'm also picking up some hazelnut. Cocoa malts are there. Hints of coffee as well. The flavors are very light, but flavorful. I'm picking up alot of milk chocolate along with some cream. There's some milky flavors going on. It's more sweet than roasty, although there are some subtle roasted qualities. Some graininess in the finish. Mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. Alcohol obviously goes unnoticed. It's a very easy beer to drink.

This is a very good porter right here. I can understand why it has been acclaimed for so long.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 00:10:48 | More by BB1313
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Appearance: Pours an almost totally opaque black, with 2 fingers of thick, foamy tan head. Nice retention & lacing.

Aroma: Roasty, chocolatey, sweet. Interesting it does NOT have that flinty/bloody smell I associate with many darker ales.

Taste: Solid, sweet arrival. Slight tartness with some bittering across mid-palate. Finish is roasty, sweet & lingering. Hints of liquorice.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,093 ratings.