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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,963 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,963
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 295
Gots: 322 | 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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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.3%

08-05-2012 01:00:59 | More by captainbearcat
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black Butte is surely one of the best porters out there. Typical deep body with a nice and long-lasting head. Coffee and biscuit notes on the nose. It's got a mild hop character that peeks in every now and then just to add a little something extra. It's not in-your-face, but it's flavorful and balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2012 00:43:40 | More by TheRealBigC
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Karoth


2.25/5  rDev -46.3%

08-03-2012 00:53:23 | More by Karoth
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer pours a cola black with a ruby hue coming through the light. A frothy, soap-suds head hangs around for a while and nice foamy lacing sticks to the glass.

There's a lot of roasted goodness in the nose. Dark roasted malts and some coffee come through.

The taste is really roasty as well, and more of the coffee and bitter chocolate develops. The finish is bitter.

The mouthfeel is dry and medium to light bodied, if not somewhat carbonated.

Overall, a solid porter, this one. I like the roasted character and the rich coffee that comes through.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 19:00:55 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-02-2012 18:54:04 | More by Yabev15
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reddfrogg

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-02-2012 16:45:17 | More by reddfrogg
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scot959

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-01-2012 19:51:52 | More by scot959
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sansho

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-01-2012 16:26:40 | More by sansho
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jls988


4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-01-2012 15:16:36 | More by jls988
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Jovo

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

08-01-2012 06:15:32 | More by Jovo
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DeschutesFan

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-31-2012 08:04:11 | More by DeschutesFan
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BeerBadger


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-31-2012 07:19:21 | More by BeerBadger
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-31-2012 04:02:27 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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StroppyMare

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-31-2012 03:35:37 | More by StroppyMare
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Shasty


4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-30-2012 18:08:52 | More by Shasty
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sbanacho

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-30-2012 02:40:13 | More by sbanacho
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MeanJoe


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-30-2012 02:28:05 | More by MeanJoe
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mscudder

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed grabbing a 6 pack shipped to me in Atlanta... where Deschutes does not yet distribute! On to the review.

A - Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Retention is fair. Really not much more I could desire in the appearance of a porter than this.

S - Subtle chocolate, nuts, molasses and roasted malts. All are in a fine balance and are quite soft on the nose.

T - Follows the nose with a huge amount of chocolate upfront. The middle tastes of some dark fruits, yet it only lasts for a few moments prior the the finish. It concludes with a bit of coffee and roasted bitterness. Super crisp and highly drinkable. Awesome porter!

M - Lighter medium body with just the right amount of carbonation. The sweetness from the cocoa and malts really make this a treat. Coats the palette nicely leaving nothing less than the urge to have another sip.

O - This is one of the best porters I have had to date. It carries some notes from the Abyss that I loved: namely the soft and subtle characteristics which define perfect balance and completely refrain from being overwhelming. If this were in my local store I would not hesitate to say I would buy this over just about any other (other top porters in my books being the Fullers, Samuel Smith's and Edmond Fitzgerald). Bravo!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 06:47:09 | More by mscudder
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snurrig

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.3%

07-28-2012 10:45:39 | More by snurrig
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SvenHayden

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

07-27-2012 20:29:46 | More by SvenHayden
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kirellon


4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-27-2012 17:16:41 | More by kirellon
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kobeer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-27-2012 17:03:02 | More by kobeer
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AZDanB


2.25/5  rDev -46.3%

07-27-2012 03:46:18 | More by AZDanB
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cyrusturbak

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-26-2012 14:58:10 | More by cyrusturbak
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VanillaHeat

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

07-26-2012 12:03:47 | More by VanillaHeat
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,963 ratings.