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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,924 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,924
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 370
Gots: 706 | FT: 11
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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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a really good beer. Scents of cherry blossoms, nutmeg, chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon. Pours a thick, black body, which is medium to full. Smokey and lightly dark chocolates come through on the nose. Ridiculously smooth and silky. Definitely session-able, especially for the colder climates. Lightly hopped but good enough to balance the roasted malts. A nice brew and hard to find anything to rival it, in or out of this country.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I won't lie, the name is what mainly got my attention. It's the immature child in me.

Look: Nice fully, creamy white head. Does not fizzle off to nothing, it hangs around for a little while. It's a very dark brown in color, a reddish tinge, and transparent when held up to light.

Smell: Right away, chocolate is noticeable. Just a hint of coffee/mocha. Peanut M&M's. I close my eyes, and it's like smelling a bag of peanut M&M's, while a pot of coffee is brewing in the background. The smell is very good!

Taste: Very nutty and roasty. The chocolate is now just in the background as the peanut/roasty flavor takes over. Still just a hint of coffee.

Feel: The look, smell and taste make me feel like this should be thicker. But it's not. It's medium bodied. I'm afraid this is kind of a disappointment. It's not bad, but not what I expected. It's very carbonated, and feels almost like a soda.

Overall: I think this is a really good beer overall. The feel is what does it no favors in my opinion. Again, it's not bad, just kind of not what I was expecting. Otherwise, the smell and taste, the thing that matter the most to me personally, are very good!

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,924 ratings.