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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

4,190 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,190
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 308
Gots: 397 | FT: 12
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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matzah

Georgia

4.88/5  rDev +16.5%

Poured from a bomber into a pint while visiting family in Portland.

A: Dark but clear. My family remarked it was like soy sauce. Very carbonated and laces nicely.

S: Strong coffee and malt in the nose. Very balanced.

T: Nice burn on the tip of the tounge. Followed by malts and chocolate flavors with some nice coffee and cream notes. Good coffee aftertaste.

M: Good burn and body.

O: Great porter. Nicely balanced and exhibits all of the characteristics of the style. Everyone should try this beer.

05-15-2012 05:45:00 | More by matzah
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mtlasley

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-14-2012 23:38:42 | More by mtlasley
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Beerislivingproof

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-13-2012 13:36:40 | More by Beerislivingproof
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adie


5/5  rDev +19.3%

05-13-2012 12:17:46 | More by adie
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Danny1217

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

05-13-2012 03:39:00 | More by Danny1217
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mikepcarney

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19.3%

05-13-2012 02:16:49 | More by mikepcarney
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BlackDrongo

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-12-2012 15:33:17 | More by BlackDrongo
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pdxbeerdrinker

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-12-2012 00:58:55 | More by pdxbeerdrinker
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Piason

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-11-2012 06:11:57 | More by Piason
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Mayhewbc

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

05-10-2012 01:47:54 | More by Mayhewbc
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dorf

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-09-2012 11:27:52 | More by dorf
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-09-2012 02:42:40 | More by bumchilly25
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +8.1%

Appearance: Deep, dark brown. Almost black at times. Rich and creamy on the pour. Head is a light khaki and drops to a thin, creamy cap in short order. Some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted coffee beans, fresh coffee, cocoa, it's all there. Very densely chocolate. Almost like a dark chocolate covered espresso bean. Big roasted malt edge brings out a touch of burnt malt as well. Light dusting of citrus, very light. Sweetness is up there, but never crosses in to that lactic, milk chocolate type aroma. Charcoal.

Taste: Roasted with a milder chocolate influence than the nose would indicate. Mild touches of ground coffee. Milk chocolate and a dusting of cocoa. Some lingering notes of char and smoke. Very akin to charcoal. Slight hints of citrus play through the back. Malts are nicely balanced and add a great depth of flavor.

Mouthfeel: Nice medium body with a moderate carbonation. A touch dry on the back. Creamy.

Overall: It's amazing. Yup. Balanced with a ton of flavor. Deschutes can balance a beer better than almost anyone.

05-08-2012 20:10:54 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Underdogbisco

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-08-2012 17:54:23 | More by Underdogbisco
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baysider15

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-07-2012 16:51:53 | More by baysider15
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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-05-2012 22:59:03 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

On-tap at Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix during the Deer Tick show on May 3rd.

A: Dark black. Off-white head. Typical Porter look.

S: Sweet, malty, a bit of chocolate and roasted malt.

T: Heavy, sweet, roasted malt. Hops come through in the finish which is a surprise and very welcomed. One of the hoppier Porters in recent memory.

M: Smooth, sweet, delicious.

O: Damn good Porter that I could drink daily.

05-05-2012 18:29:12 | More by Gatch
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cralyanne

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-04-2012 22:40:45 | More by cralyanne
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Served on tap at Public House (Venetian) in Las Vegas, NV

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black in color with some reddish highlights and very light hints of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a finger tall tan head that reduces but leaves a thick film over the surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The aroma is of dark roasted malts with some hints of dark/bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Very inviting.

T: The taste really follows the smell with the main components being the dark roasted malts, dark/bittersweet chocolate, and the coffee. The beer has some very nice complexity to the flavor with just a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O: Very enjoyable and very much a beer that I would like to enjoy again...makes me jealous of the states that the brewery distributes to since I do not live in one. I really enjoyed the complexity of the flavor and would love to have more than one of these in a session.

05-03-2012 05:56:40 | More by dbrauneis
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jstewart1130

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-02-2012 03:30:46 | More by jstewart1130
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barongearmu

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

05-02-2012 02:34:28 | More by barongearmu
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slowandlazy

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

05-02-2012 02:25:10 | More by slowandlazy
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antoines15

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

05-01-2012 01:25:18 | More by antoines15
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efb123

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-29-2012 05:40:34 | More by efb123
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mbiscombe


3/5  rDev -28.4%

04-28-2012 17:25:26 | More by mbiscombe
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,190 ratings.