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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

4,062 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,062
Reviews: 1,309
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 303
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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$4.50 bottle had at Brick Oven Bistro in Sandusky, Ohio after a Cedar Point trip... seriously, stop there after Cedar Point if you want pizza. Very good and reasonably priced. Poured into a snifter that was served to me.

I heard phenomenal things about this beer and knew I needed to try it... so I did. Easily a top three (maybe four) Porter for me... clearly up there with the "big boys." The taste is all over (in a VERY GOOD sense) with roast, char, chocolate, coffee, and a tinge of dark fruits. The feel is basically spot-on for the style. Medium sort of body which suits the style and ABV, and then a pretty prickly carbonation as well. An incredibly tasty, easy drinking porter that I wish could be had in Michigan. I like this more than Edmund Fitzgerald, to be honest. A must-try for fans of the style. Only fault I have with this beer is that it doesn't have a lasting head and lacing that I'd ideally like, but that's a super minor fault on a fabulous brew.

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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.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,062 ratings.