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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

4,492 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,492
Reviews: 1,341
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 330
Gots: 510 | FT: 14
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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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

thebigredone, Oct 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

GarretD, Oct 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Jusse, Oct 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

benbjb, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

JacobMutberg, Oct 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

dsalmero, Oct 09, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
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
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

artemh, Oct 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

boartfield1, Oct 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
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4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

mendvicdog, Oct 06, 2012
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,492 ratings.