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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,924 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,924
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 370
Gots: 706 | 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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4.91/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Easily my favorite beer of all time. Being an Oregonian, perhaps this factors into it, but that's besides the point.

Enjoyed in a big, thick-handled beer mug (if the handle wasn't thick, the power of the beer might very well break it)

Appearance: A very dark coffee-brown color, somewhat in between coffee and Guinness. Thick head (one and a half to two fingers) with a nice chocolatey and oily brown color.

Smell: Strong chocolate and coffee body, slightly malty, very sweet and extremely aromatic. Slightly bitter, sweet, and very bold.

Taste: Like the nectar from the teat of a god. Not as chocolatey as one might think, instead featuring a bold, dark, coffee taste that is slightly malty and comes on sweet, whilst finishing slightly bitter and coffee-like. Very hearty and thick, a great winter beer (or on a rainy day, so everyday here in Oregon!) to enjoy with a hearty meal.

Mouthfeel: Thick, slightly bitter, perfect amount of carbonation. Ends up leaving the mouth a bit dry but not too much so.

I implore you, drink up! Drink slowly though, because this guy sits in your gut and keeps you warm!

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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Black with a tan head. Good lacing and head retention.

S- Roasted coffee and malts. Almost some vanilla in the very back. There's some bread-esque quality throughout that goes well with the malt and coffee.

T- Coffee and malt again like the aroma. Very delicious roasted flavors. Vanilla is also present. The end is a little weak and watery. A good flavor that just ends a little too quickly.

M- Perfect level of carbonation and smoothness. Easily drinkable.

An above average porter from Deschutes. Even though it is a little watery at the backend of the sip, the flavors that are present are a good representation of the porter family. Good in the bottle but even better on tap (like most really) brew that I would recommend to dark beer lovers that don't want a strong imperial stout.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,924 ratings.