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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

4,071 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,071
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 304
Gots: 356 | 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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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black butte porter

Pours a super dark brown with a beautiful creamy two finger head.  Sheets of lacing on my CBS snifter.  Great looking Porter.  

The nose is malt, chocolate, hops and some coffee.  This isn't bitter, very smooth, creamy, balanced and inviting.  

Wow.  I'm not a huge Porter fan, but this beer is delicious.  Same profile, and all the flavors work in perfect harmony.  Maybe a tiny bit of vanilla on the edges.  The best of this style I've had.    None of the 'burned coffee' taste I get in so many Porters.  

Feel is super malty, creamy, with just a tinge of hops on the outside.  

Overall, this is an outstanding Porter.  I'll definitely buy this again if I see it.   Highly recommended.  

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 17:16:52 | More by jayhawk73
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Ichideath907

Alaska

5/5  rDev +19.3%

07-28-2014 03:16:48 | More by Ichideath907
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SaltofOH

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours an almost totally opaque black, with 2 fingers of thick, foamy tan head. Nice retention & lacing.

Aroma: Roasty, chocolatey, sweet. Interesting it does NOT have that flinty/bloody smell I associate with many darker ales.

Taste: Solid, sweet arrival. Slight tartness with some bittering across mid-palate. Finish is roasty, sweet & lingering. Hints of liquorice.

Mouthfeel: Solidly mid-bodied; firm carbonation. (Less heavy and slick than Founders Porter; heavier than Breckenridge; perhaps comparable to Edmund Fitzgerald, maybe a touch heavier).

Overall: A very well-crafted, sweeter expression of a porter. I WILL be buying this again. Can't wait to do a head-to-head comparison with Edmund Fitzgerald.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 03:15:34 | More by SaltofOH
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California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Michigan

4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

$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.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,071 ratings.