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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,702 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,702
Reviews: 1,351
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 343
Gots: 586 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

boudeysbigbrew, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Snarf1, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

ronin01, Apr 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

thethinker, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

CWVegas, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of TheFizzinator
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark and appetizing black with a little bit of head. Smells of dark cocoa and some darker fruits like boysenberries and blackberries. Taste is very slick and sweet, too sweet, and can taste those darker fruits I mentioned. Not much cocoa or chocolate, or coffee in this one. Not very complex, a bit of a one trick pony. Mouthfeel was slick and creamy easily the best part about this beer. Goes down very smooth.

Not my favorite porter, expecting a little more from this one. Will stick with Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald for a while instead.

TheFizzinator, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Dayman766, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

thatoneguymike, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Jakep2021, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

KevinmusPrime, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ZEB89, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jchandler3, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

adamant1912, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Davideo, Apr 05, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

served in a bottle best by 7/24/14

poured in to Ommegangs Game of Thrones snifter, nice off white head about two fingers on this dark beer

smell: the best part of this beer, a nice roast aroma filled out with juicy dark fruit esters. more chocolatey molasses than the coffee which belongs in a stout.

In the mouth however, i am instantly let down, the mouthfeel is watery and the taste is of char and skunked hops/bad water reminiscent of a yuengling past its prime. part of this may be due to improper storage but i am saddened that the mouth doesnt give nearly as intriguing a story as was hinted by the nose.

overall, I would have to give this a 3.75, there are many porters out there that i strongly prefer

ACarp, Apr 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

djtomain, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jtosch, Mar 29, 2014
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,702 ratings.