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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

4,053 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,053
Reviews: 1,308
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 300
Gots: 355 | 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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AgentMunky

California

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter.

A: A vigorous pour nets a generous head, white, fluffy, with a moderate life. Mahogany brown and opaque.

S: A touch metallic, which I find in porters, but also smoky-meaty. Dry roast, with a touch of coconut.

T: A very porterish porter. Lightly carbonated with a touch nutty chalky bitterness. Meaty-full, with an excellent aftertaste, deeply rewarding. Some chocolate malt, roasted barley, very nice. This beer is rather a meal unto itself.

M: A tad thin, but with a lightly titillating tonguefeel.

O: Good beer, excellent porter. Recommended to those who enjoy such things (as I do). Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 05:52:45 | More by AgentMunky
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JRBecks

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-22-2012 20:46:29 | More by JRBecks
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lotr15800


4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-22-2012 02:56:54 | More by lotr15800
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maltmuncher


4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-22-2012 02:23:44 | More by maltmuncher
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ryko

Nevada

3/5  rDev -28.4%

08-21-2012 08:12:21 | More by ryko
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-21-2012 04:17:00 | More by ryancl
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-21-2012 01:57:54 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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EzraAtom

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-20-2012 04:55:38 | More by EzraAtom
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frosted33

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-19-2012 00:42:21 | More by frosted33
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VaTechPhilly

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

08-18-2012 22:29:49 | More by VaTechPhilly
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-17-2012 21:59:45 | More by ste5venla
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a best by date of 1/28/13. It was allowed to warm a little bit before being poured into my Bruery tulip.

Black Butte Porter pours almost solid black, with just a few faint ruby highlights shining through. There's maybe two fingers of khaki colored foam capping the beer. Head retention is solid, if unspectacular, and lacing is a bit on the spotty side. The nose is highlighted by roasty dark chocolate. There's also a fairly noticeable coffee aroma present. The flavor is redolent of those same two, with coffee pulling a little closer to chocolate in terms of intensity. There's also a light bitterness, and a gentle, herbal hop finish. The body is a little bit surprising in how relatively dry it is. There's a little bit of sturdiness to support all the malt flavor, but it's very much light and lean for the style. I kind of like it though, makes the beer way more quaffable than porters tend to be. This is aided by the fact that the carbonation is well adjusted to still largely stay out of the way, adding just a little bit of life to the proceedings. There's nothing really fancy about Black Butte Porter, it's just a classic, well executed porter, and a beer I'd love to have available in my area.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:47:54 | More by axeman9182
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Optifron

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-16-2012 23:54:09 | More by Optifron
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

5/5  rDev +19.3%

08-16-2012 20:20:47 | More by JottaGibboo
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Shawkabukoo


5/5  rDev +19.3%

08-15-2012 05:53:18 | More by Shawkabukoo
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Jovian

Utah

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-15-2012 03:57:46 | More by Jovian
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Perducci

Arizona

3/5  rDev -28.4%

08-14-2012 23:42:55 | More by Perducci
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-14-2012 12:33:43 | More by Blaze5445
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cruzmissile72

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-14-2012 00:21:04 | More by cruzmissile72
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mdmusch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-13-2012 13:34:47 | More by mdmusch
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stanale

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-13-2012 02:39:44 | More by stanale
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badelsman

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

08-13-2012 02:03:43 | More by badelsman
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jandadeboer

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.3%

08-12-2012 18:29:57 | More by jandadeboer
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NeutroMan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-12-2012 16:57:22 | More by NeutroMan
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ZachStone625


4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is the Deschutes Brewery flagship beer, and for good reason.

I went down to Bend for a four-day pubcrawling adventure and could hardly leave Deschutes alone. They have quite a number of tasty beers, but this masterpiece started the place and it's obvious why.

This is the complexity of malts, roasted dark flavors of coffee with cocoa and meaty, smoke-like aromas you crave in a craft Porter. The mouthfeel and finish are like smacking your lips after chomping a slice of creme brulee, leaving you to wonder if you just had some extra buttery toast and biscuits or had a sip of epic dark beer. The hop note of this beer is a perfect touch, only taming the malts somewhat to make it a wonderfully approachable dark beer. Two thumbs up, malt, stout, porter fans should definitely get some, you can thank me later.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 04:10:31 | More by ZachStone625
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,053 ratings.