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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,078 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,078
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 306
Gots: 359 | 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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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown Deschutes bottle shape with cream colored tan label featuring Oregon's great Black Butte in cartoon like art. Very appealing label and one of my new favorites. Just reminds me of the outdoors which I love. Poured into a standard American pint glass.

A - more of a traditional porter color, but possibly a few shades darker than even that. What looks to be a soft black in reality is the darkest of browns with hints of ruby red when held to the light. Head is much the same shade as the actual label. A cream colored light tan camel of sorts. Excellent size and brilliant coating of lace leaving awesome stick throughout.

S - tiny whiff of black coffee before churning out a very nice bittersweet chocolate aromas mixed with sweet cocoa powder. Toasted bready malts, and a hint of pine.

T - Nice pine paired with roasted malts up front leaving way for a nice blend of coffee notes. This is as classic as an American porter could get with a stunning finish of creamy milk chocolate yet bitter dark chocolate and roasted black coffee

M - medium light bodied and insanely session like. A bit thin in texture but makes up for it with its creamy body and smooth character. Highly drinkable and easy going.

O - Black Butte is a classic and I'm glad to finally see their stuff making it our way. For me the porter style has changed. Today the black, smoke filled, near 6% or over are the best in the style, but its porter's like Black Butte that are the fathers of the style and there is always a place here for this original.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 20:13:37 | More by BradtheGreat7
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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,078 ratings.