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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

4,324 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,324
Reviews: 1,322
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 320
Gots: 438 | 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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Photo of profondo
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

profondo, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of PickleTits
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Seriously if you like porters Descutes Black Butte Porter is like a party in your mouth and everybody's comin'!!!!

If the Zombie Apocalypse was starting outside my window the last thing I'd do (after loading my .45 of course) would be to get to the fridge and drink up the last few bottles of my Black Butte before the zombies came crashing in to eat my face.

Go buy some now!

PickleTits, Nov 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

BigBarley, Nov 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Freshlikeugh, Nov 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

chippo33, Nov 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

mseidens, Nov 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

YenomG, Nov 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

bifrost17, Oct 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

ejfreed, Oct 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

tsailor, Oct 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

gonzowestwood, Oct 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

BillHilly, Oct 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Greenbaygator, Oct 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

jklecko2, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of dfillius
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass
A: Moderate pour yields 1.5 finger of slightly rocky tan head with great retention. Clear dark brown liquid.
S: Diverse, slightly sweet along with coffee, roast, char, peat, earthy. Perfect. Slight lactose?
T: Great marriage of roast and sweet to open. Full flavored and round. Lactose in the middle. Roast dominates the finish. Pleasantly bitter. Not much hop character at all, but there's some brightness in the finish. maybe that's hops?
M: A tad thin in the open with carbonation a bit large. Phlegmy in the finish. The mouthfeel is the worst part of this beer. But it is still pleasant and above average.
O: A very tasty, sessionable porter. I'd love to have another! Glad this one has stood the test of time. It's still as good as i remember it being 8 years ago! I will buy 6 more.

dfillius, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Gregfalone
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one is a real winner! Pours roughly from a twelve ounce
bottle into a nonic pint glass a very deep brown/black with traces of red around the edges.beige head that fades fairly quickly, with decent lacing.

Smells of chocolate, brown sugar, and faint coffee.

Taste is the same,starting with chocolate, but with a dark fruity/smoky taste in the middle, and a slightly bitter pleasant coffee taste finishing it out.

Mouthfeel is medium with medium to heavy carbonation for the style. Maybe slightly over carbonated, but that is easily cured with a rough pour and some warming time.

This overall is one of my favorite porters, and one of my favorite beers in general. Outstanding beer, widely available (I bought this six pack at stater bros), and very drinkable. Highly recommended.

Seriously- TRY THIS BEER!

Gregfalone, Oct 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

JJWIGHT, Oct 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

aparabola, Oct 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Veebz, Oct 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

kirkse, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Brew-Diligence, Oct 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

cosmic-ray, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of UnkleFester
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark brown almost black with two fingers worth of an amazing mocha brown head that sticks around for a good amount of time and eventually dissipates leaving a nice lacing behind.

S: Roasted malt, coffee, and bitter chocolate.

T: like the nose Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and a sweet note towards the finish.

M: A light to medium velvety smooth body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: An excellent Porter I highly recommend seeking this one out if you can get it.

UnkleFester, Oct 27, 2012
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,324 ratings.