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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,333 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,333
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 322
Gots: 440 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

dsalmero, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of greybeardloon
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before February 25, 2013

A: Thick, well-retaining head and chunky lacing.

S: Sweet, chocolate, roasted malt, slight hops. Fairly prominent aroma.

T: Same description as the smell, with emphasis on the sweet. Some dark fruitiness. Just the faintest touch of char.

M: A bit thin and prickly.

O: A drinkable porter at a nice abv. Not as robust as, say, Smuttynose, but easily drunk. I'm not sure I prefer it to Sierra Nevada, though.

greybeardloon, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of artemh
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

artemh, Oct 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

boartfield1, Oct 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Mosstrooper
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Totally black, with some mahogany coming through near the bottom of the glass under direct light. Medium-sized brown head that has some staying power and yields a thick ring of lace as it dissipates.

Smell: Dark fruits, chocolate, and coffee with a suspected roasted barley malt aroma. A slight touch of hops rounds everything out.

Taste: Begins with some bittersweet coffee and plum flavor, which rounds out to coffee bitterness and finishes with sweet chocolate and a subtle, lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, balanced, tingly carbonation. The finish is just a tad bit dry, and very satisfying.

Overall: I had heard a lot about this beer in the past. Now that I've had an opportunity to drink it, I can definitely see why. This is definitely something I will be drinking in the future- a classic and a new favorite.

Mosstrooper, Oct 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12owls, Oct 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

zenithberwyn, Oct 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

StubFaceJoe, Oct 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

dan38, Oct 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

bostonryan, Oct 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

jalepeno4, Oct 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

BWH999, Oct 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Budgeroo, Oct 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

mendvicdog, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of GossageBrewery
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured this American Porter from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a dark brown color, produced an outstanding tan head, featured excellent retention and some of the best lacing I have ever seen. The aroma contained sweet milk chocolate, roasted malt and some earthy hops. Full bodied, the first thing that hits you before even the taste does, is how smooth and creamy this beer is- A foundation of roasted grain, some chocolate, and coffee flavor to boot. The finish is semi dry with floral hops and alcohol as you swallow. Hands down, the best Porter I have ever tried.

GossageBrewery, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

bobtopich, Oct 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

dtx00, Oct 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

MikeCactusGordon, Oct 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

TubbyDullard, Sep 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

pbass78, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

bscalt, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

od_sf, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Black Butte pours a molasses brown color with a visible ruby tint. It is thin enough for light to get through even in the center. A modes tan head forms initially and then slides down

The aroma gives this away as a classic porter. Dark chocolate and roasted malt notes really carry the nose, with a bit of smoke and coffee.

Each sip starts with a strong dark chocolate flavor. A strong malt profile is never relaly sweet, and a light coffee biterness grows over the course of the sip. There is a very mild hop presence that rounds out the slightly bitter finish.

This porter has crisp, full carbonation that lends to a light mouthfeel overall. The 5.2% ABV makes this an easy drinker.

Overall, this is a light, simple, drinkable example of a good style.

KickInTheChalice, Sep 26, 2012
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,333 ratings.