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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

4,052 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,052
Reviews: 1,308
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 299
Gots: 354 | 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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BgThang

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this at the draught house here in austin the day it came out, and met the sales rep for deschutes.

The beer had a small head, the color was pretty dark.
This beer took me by surprise because it was not a big porter by no means. it was more of inbetween a brown and a porter.
the backend had some smoke to it.
This was a very easy to drink beer. You could gulp it no problems, but then you would not taste the beer.

I would find myself picking this up again, and I know my wife will like it. I am glad they that texas (specifically austin) has gotten this beer. It certainly adds more variety to some of the great beers we have here.

The bars in austin that carry this are, flying saucer, draught house, gingerman, woodrows, and opal divine.

also the bottles should start showing up around october or so 2008.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2008 02:26:00 | More by BgThang
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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,052 ratings.