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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

4,093 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,093
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 308
Gots: 361 | FT: 12
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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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle with clearly-marked freshness date. Brewed with chocolate and crystal malts, hopped to 30 IBUs and kraeusened for conditioning. Pours nearly completely black, clear, with reddish edges and a thin tan head that attempts to lace. Somewhat tame bouquet contributes dark malts, light fruit and perhaps some hops. Tastes of dark chocolate, mild roast, licorice, fruit, and hops that contribute a moderate bitterness. Well-balanced, and it starts light and tingly, dry with a quick finish, but fills out and has a more roasty linger when warmer. Not too bad, but there is a pervasive rubbery note that makes me think "autolysis." Other than that, certainly a nice porter, but I must say I prefer their stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 23:55:08 | More by mmmbeer
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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.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,093 ratings.