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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

3,978 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,978
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 296
Gots: 325 | 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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Kulrak

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3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, deep ruby brown with a fluffy tan head which fades away to a thin lace. It comes back pretty easily with a swirl, though. The smell is of strong malt and a little yeast with very little in the way of hops, just the way a porter should smell. The taste is really strong roasted coffee/chocolate. A tiny bit of fruitiness and lots of malt flavor. Very true to the style. Some bitterness on the back end, but not too much. Creamy mouthfeel, no carbonation burn, very nice. I'd have it with a nice steak or on special occasions. Would definitely get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2006 08:25:57 | More by Kulrak
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L: dark red ... almost purple-brown it's so dark, but also clear -- there might be floaties in it (it's hard for me to tell), but even if there are, the brew looks almost 100% clear; 1/3-inch of tan head that doesn't stick or lace much but keeps a thick collar and nice skin on top. nice looking and the clarity fits the style.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,978 ratings.