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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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5,055 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,055
Reviews: 1,405
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 381
Gots: 834 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The color is a very dark brown, almost black with a light tan head.

The aroma has sweet roasted cocoa and chocolate, coffee roast. Tons of sweetness and milk chocolate. A really bright chocolate aroma.

The flavor is creamy and sweet with some brown sugar. There's some sweet chocolate up front and then there’s a hint of dark fruit. It then calmly rolls into a slight bitter chocolate and roasted coffee flavor. A wonderfully complex and drinkable beer for the style.

The mouthfeel is actually a bit light medium. A really top class porter.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: onyx body, finger khaki head, awesome lacing

S: dark chocolate, roasted coffee, mild black licorice

T: same as nose, mild bitter roasted finish

M: med/light body, mild creamy mouth

O: Great look, nose, and taste, but could
have heavier/creamier mouth feel.
Could easily have this beer all night during
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was on tap, served in mug.

Appearance was dark brown almost black. Head was about 2 fingers and did not pay attention to or notice any lacing. Maybe I forgot to look.

Smell was a malty, coffee type of smell.

The first thing that hit me was the hops. Not excessive, but it was prominent, without being bitter. I liked that. I kept looking for a chocolate taste, but I think a coffee taste was closer. Carbonation gave a slight bite to the tongue.

Mouthfeel was about right to me, without being too watery or thick.

Overall this beer is now on my list of beers to try again.

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Drink by date of of 12/30/13, poured into a teku glass.

Appearance - Pours pitch black with a nice beige head that is sticking around quite a bit. Looks like there's a good amount of carbonation from what bubbles I can see creeping up the sides of the glass.

Smell - Deep roasted malts are the star here as is to be expected with this style. Aromas of mocha and milk chocolate are evident; straight forward and very well done.

Taste - A dark roast coffee-like bitterness is immediately apparent at first sip. Some milk chocolate, cocoa powder and hints of marshmallow sneak in and balance the flavor out. The finish is bone dry without being bitter, which I really love in this style.

Mouthfeel - Initially it felt too thin and watery for me, but the more I drink the more it occurs that this brew has just the right mouthfeel. Very smooth and soft on the palate.

Overall - This is a really, really well done brew. Excellent balance between complex flavor and drinkability, and perfectly dry. If I get this any time I am in the mood for a porter, I will never be disappointed.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
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