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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

4,084 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,084
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 306
Gots: 359 | 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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mattcrill

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Creamed French press coffee notes up front. Light licorice notes support with a woody hop aroma in the background. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Jet black with a low off white head. Lacing on the glass with good head retention. Looks like tar in the snifter.

Flavor: Creamed coffee and licorice assert up front. Low smokey notes in the background. Earthy and slightly woody hop flavors provide a nice balance to the malt character. Balance is to the bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, and slightly creamy. No heat or astringency.

Overall impression: World class robust porter. A very stout porter to hearken back to the roots of the stylistic deviation. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 21:59:38 | More by mattcrill
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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,084 ratings.