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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,797 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,797
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 354
Gots: 621 | 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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Photo of Bone53
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45°F

Appearance: Almost as dark as brown can get. An amber hue at the bottom of the glass when put up to the light

Smell: Roasted oats, chocolate, coffee

Taste: Sweet milk chocolate upfront with roasted oats and malts throughout the finish

Mouthfeel: A little lighter than I prefer, but it's crisp with moderate bitterness in the finish

Overall: This is my second offering from Deschutes since they have recently started distributing in my area, and i gotta say, im really enjoying their welcome. A great porter is one of my favorite beers so im kind of biased, but this would fall behind
Smuttynose, Founders, and Great Lakes.. in that order. Not quite robust enough to top those, but it still has a place in my fridge as a stand out porter. I would certainly recommend this offering.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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1/5  rDev -76.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Appearance: Pours a nice black with tan head, leaves tons of lacing

Smell: Nice roasted malts, light sweetness, and some earthy hops

Taste: Nice malty sweetness with coffee and roasted malts, with some earthy hops to round it out

Mouthfeel: A nice medium body with reasonable carbonation for the style.

Overall: Fantastic porter, wish it was easier to come by.

Photo of 57md
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance was muddy dark brown with a half finger of head that dissipated rather quickly. The nose was surprisingly non-descript for a beer that receives as much good press as this offering does on a regular basis. There was some roast in the flavor profile, but this offering lacked the body and the roasted punch that I’d expect in a top notch porter.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Foyle
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a thick light tan head that recedes slowly with plenty of lacing. Color is a dark reddish brown and nearly opaque.
Aroma: dark roasted barley malt, whole wheat bread, some pine hops in the background. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, creamy and a bit syrupy with a powdery dry finish.
Flavor: chocolate, rich roasted barley, molasses, some lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Overall: an outstanding porter. Very well done.

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,797 ratings.