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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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PurpleCloud

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Opaque black with a light tan and foamy head. Very good!

S: Sweet and hoppy, what you'd expect from porter. Good, but nothing special.

T: Good. Despite the smell, low on hops. Certainly not a strong taste, but pleasant with hints of burnt barley.

M: Average. Maybe a bit high on the carbonation.

D: Light enough to drink for awhile despite its dark appearance.

Overall: I like Black Butte Porter. The appearance is fantastic and by far the beer's best attribute. Obsedian black with fine head! The taste is good, but leaves much to be desired. Needs more barley flavor in my opinion. Smell is average and won't turn heads, but the drinkability is very good. I would recommend Black Butte to friends as the taste is good and the appearance is great. Certainly a beer to try while in Oregon!

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 03:21:04 | More by PurpleCloud
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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,052 ratings.