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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,038 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,038
Reviews: 1,306
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 297
Gots: 346 | 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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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650mL bottle from the LCBO, part of the Fall 2013 release. First Deschutes brew I've seen in Ontario, really excited to have them here, especially at the ludicrously reasonable $5 each.

Poured into a small nonic, enjoyed over about an hour or so. Great looking brew: very dark chestnut in colour - nearly black, with a good half inch of head that recedes into a thick ring and island, with good icicles of lace.

Nose is dark chocolate, fruit (figs or grapes), roasted malt, roasted coffee.

Very tasty porter that took me about half of the bottle to figure out. Drier than I'd expected, but still a nicely balanced blend of classic porter flavours - chocolate (dark/dry), coffee, fruit, milk, and a mild hoppiness to the finish.

Smooth, lighter bodied, a bit creamy. Carbonation is initially strong, but subsides.

I wasn't blown away by Black Butte (I may have set my expectations too high), but it still is an impressive porter, especially for the price. Nicely balanced, easy drinking, yet complex enough to be satisfying over the course of an evening. Hopefully a sign of more Deschutes brews coming this way.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 03:59:02 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,038 ratings.