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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

4,075 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,075
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 304
Gots: 357 | 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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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to quirkzoo for this one...

A: Pours out black with about a half finger of frothy khaki colored head. The foam settles a bit, but a lot of it sticks around for awhile. There is some great lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is pretty typical of a great porter. It smells of roasted malt and mild milk chocolate. I'd love to say I can pick up a touch of vanilla in there, but I'd be lying to myself. Either way, it smells nice.

T: It starts out sweet, but a bit watery and thin. But that doesn't last long. I get a nice malt base, medium roast, a bit of toasted bread, and some creamy milk chocolate. The finish is a great mix of sweet and bitter. Great flavors and transitions in here.

M: Medium bodied beer. Yes it's dark, but it's not over filling. This beer is silky smooth and extremely creamy. It coats the palate and slides off nicely. Mild roast and chocolate linger on the palate.

O: I really like this beer. The flavors are right in my wheelhouse. I'd buy this beer often, when I was in the mood for a porter. Super drinkable and super delicious.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 20:37:34 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,075 ratings.