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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,311 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,311
Reviews: 1,320
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 319
Gots: 432 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ATXboozer, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

drewone, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

dodsonm13, Nov 25, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -12.9%

Great stocker for the fridge, I like to have this one on hand because it goes well with red meat and its a high quality easy drinker. A full mark above Fat Tire but just as versatile, good intro beer for noobie craft drinkers. Its creamy, malty and it goes down easy. Doesnt weigh you down. I'd have it rated higher but I don't get any of the chocolate finish claimed on the bottle, its a mild malt and hoppy character. It's pleasant but not surprising. Still a great beer!

bambam2517, Nov 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Braz, Nov 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

SDG1070, Nov 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

drewkennedy, Nov 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

MarioM, Nov 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

kirbmeist, Nov 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

irishgreensoda, Nov 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

guinb, Nov 19, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -1%

12oz bottle with a freshness date of 3/10/13, poured into a room temp pint glass.

A- Dark, opaque brown color with a touch of ruby red when the light hits just right. A big fluffy tan head to start, it hangs on for a bit then tapers to a film leaving a lot of lacing.

S- Roasted malty sweetness, dark chocolate and hoppy bitterness.

T-The bite is first, then the flavor of the roasted malts and the chocolate.

M- creamy smooth, balanced, lasting flavors. The carbonation is clearly evident to me and it enhances the sip. Not heavy.

O- I'd like to rate the taste a bit higher, not quite to 4.5, so I'll stick with the numbers and get back to the beer!

NiceTaps, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

olliegaff, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

WheelsRule, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Nage37, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Davintosh, Nov 16, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

a very dark brown almost black pour with 2 fingers of tan head, some nice lacing left behind.
smells of maple syrup, honey, chocolate, oak, toasted grains.
an overall smoky taste that blends perfectly with the sweetness of the malt profile.tasting some chocolate, vanilla, definitely a wood like character. a very tasty porter.
lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation.

a great porter for the most part. i do feel that something this great tasting should have a fuller body though, regardless this is a beer of excellent quality and i'm very glad i finally got to try it.

facundoCNB, Nov 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

gshak, Nov 14, 2012
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robmoak, Nov 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

kylefurlong, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

funkyaudio, Nov 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Gtotango, Nov 11, 2012
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tswater, Nov 11, 2012
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,311 ratings.