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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,912 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,912
Reviews: 1,379
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 367
Gots: 701 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001

Alc. by Vol.: 5.2%
IBUs: 30

192 calories per 12 oz serving
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Photo of Larsonfromdublin
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of damndirtyape
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best before 03/29/15, date stamp 1732 12, served in an Innis & Gunn tulip glass. Shared as part of a beer tasting event.

Appearance: Held up to the light a bright dark brown with copper and amber and mahogany highlights. Think off white head and ring of foam, with some persistent lacing noted.

Smell: Chocolate, light herbal hops.

Taste: Definite chocolate (bittersweet) mixed in with char, some smokiness, and a bitter finish that is partly acidic, party woody, party burnt sugar/roasted malt bitterness. Hops are leafy and maybe a little bitter-tea like.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, smooth, nicely thick.

Overall / Drinkability: Easily drinkable, full of flavor, and I wish I had something meaty to pair with this in flavor. A solid porter.

Photo of shadwow13
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poppollutesminds
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lewzer99
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Dark ruby brown with a lingering tan two finger head
A: roasted malts, chocolate, hints of coffee, and some yeasty bannana esthers
T: roasty bitterness, hints of chocolate and malty sweetness
M: crisper than I typically like for my porters
O: it's solid, but not incredible

Photo of BeerCon5
4.94/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mroach17
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-hunter
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12 oz bottle into snifter. 5.2% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark charcoal color with a two finger white head that dissipates fast.

Smell- Fresh dark chocolate, molasses. A smoke-like aroma persists as well.

Taste- Light frothy cocoa at first, not too much inlike a watery chocolate milk. Sweet bready malt as well. A bit of chalkiness as well. The roasted quality picks up steam at the end, and builds into a roasted bitterness that lingers slightly.

Mouthfeel- Creamy in feel and medium in terms of body. Carbonation present.

Overall- An excellent porter, though a few others eclipse this offering by a good amount. Nice contrast of chocolate/smoky flavor. Well put together.

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fcip78
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duoglass
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cascadian93
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My favorite go-to beer, so glad I live in Oregon.

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MdMcBee
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of murphius1118
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.64/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daveyboy
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic !!!!! Best porter in town

Photo of Weisseguy1
3.44/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evelyn
4.66/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rmbr2
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,912 ratings.