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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

4,053 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,053
Reviews: 1,308
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 300
Gots: 355 | 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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GossageBrewery

Missouri

4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured this American Porter from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a dark brown color, produced an outstanding tan head, featured excellent retention and some of the best lacing I have ever seen. The aroma contained sweet milk chocolate, roasted malt and some earthy hops. Full bodied, the first thing that hits you before even the taste does, is how smooth and creamy this beer is- A foundation of roasted grain, some chocolate, and coffee flavor to boot. The finish is semi dry with floral hops and alcohol as you swallow. Hands down, the best Porter I have ever tried.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 20:52:22 | More by GossageBrewery
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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Billy's Long Bar in Albuqerque.

My beer arrives in a frosted pint glass but still manages to look good and retain a good head. A dark khaki-colored head, it dissipates somewhat quickly but I blame the glass. The body is dark brown and cloudy with trickles of carbonation.

A good chocolate aroma emanates from this brew. It's semi-sweet, malty, and has a dry aroma.

More chocolate on the tongue, but it's like baker's chocolate and slightly bitter. There's some sweetness like caramel, and a hint of some hops.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,053 ratings.