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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

5,000 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,000
Reviews: 1,396
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 371
Gots: 768 | FT: 11
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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Photo of cgrunin
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zaraspook
3.52/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannyfayy
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B4PTSD
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours out nice dark and thick.

S: I'm really not into smelling beers like that but I'm trying to be a critic it has a coffee/ roasted/ malt kind of smell to it.

T: It all boils down to taste and Black Butte Porter tastes great. Its sweet but not too sweet has a well balanced coffee taste. It's better than what I expected. Has a hint of chocolate or caramel to it also.

F: It does the job without feeling bloated or having to burp a lot like some cheap beers.

O: Great quality beer doesn't taste watered down. If you like porter style beers a must try to add to your collection.

Photo of jennybeer
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bongobeer
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Balanced, smooth... a classic porter.

Photo of JFCLACK
3.43/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This is my "Go To" Porter. It's flawless. From great Brewer!

Photo of bigleague
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCborn
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eastbaysteve
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of csurowiec
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ruzzal
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of digital952
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbl_delta
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 06/03/15 poured a deep, dark mahogany color with a one-finger tan head. Medium carbonation. Very well-balanced porter - hints of cocoa, some coffee, very subtle hops, with an understated chocolate finish. Nothing predominates; everything seems to work well together. Creamy-smooth mouthfeel. A really good porter.

Photo of HopTrips
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The standard in NW Porters.

Photo of Schimms
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Pours deep black with red tint. Thin tan head that holds up for a while. Great lacing.

S: Strong coffee with slight sweetness.

T: Great coffee with slight sweetness at the front (as promised by the great scent). Wonderful, perfectly suited porter finish.

F: Light on the tongue with moderate carbonation.

O: Lives up to the hype. So drinkable. Super balance of everything.

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dean53
4.94/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at YardHouse

A: Pours deep chestnut brown with a creamy tan head that settles and laces well.

S: Roasted malt, light coffee, a touch of chocolate, a bit earthy, and a little dark fruit.

T: Roasted malt, earthy hops, bready toffee malt sweetness, a little smokey, a touch of faint floral hops on the finish.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I've had this one before but never in a setting where I could review it. I remember it being much better. My suspicion is that this keg wasn't all that fresh. I'll definitely revisit this one. For now, it's just ok.

Photo of dodge408
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of derekgw123
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jasonboerner
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best porters I've ever had. Chocolate finish tops off this amazing beer.

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,000 ratings.