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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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5,007 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,007
Reviews: 1,397
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 374
Gots: 774 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

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4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black into a pint glass with an inch frothy head that's stays forever.
Sweet vanilla, chocolate and coffee on the nose. Malty and smooth on the palate with hints of coffee, figs and raisins.
Extremely drinkable. With the low ABV, it's a perfect session brew.
Hops are not on top, but give a crisp finish. Very tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A 12 ounce bottle in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - As black as a beer can be. Thick, lumpy, off white head. Beautiful.

Smell - Semi-sweet chocolate. Burnt toast.

Taste - Malty. Chocolate cake. Kalamata olives. Walnuts. There's too much going on here to chronicle.

Mouth - Bold. A little oily.

Overall - This is one big, complex beer. English Porters tend to be a little smoother but I really like the taste of this one!

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4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an Allagash chalice

A: Pours a dark, mahogany brown with a 1.5 finger head of tan foam which fades to a cap leaving a decent amount of spotty lacing.

S: Predominantly a malty chocolate aroma with some roasted scents to back it up. I also pick up a small dose of vanilla.

T: Mild, bittersweet chocolate dominates the flavor, with a slight, herbal hoppiness to balance the sweet malt. The finish is moderate in length and consists of dry chocolate and a light touch of smoke.

M: Smooth and creamy. Low carbonation provides a good amount of foam but remains very drinkable.

O: A straight-forward but well executed porter. Very easy to drink but still substantial.

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4.52/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a very dark brown or light black with a one finger, off-white head. Scents of roast malt, chocolate and black coffee. Flavors of rich roast malt, hints of black coffee and rich chocolate notes. Low carbonation and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel make it easy to drink, one of the smoothest drinking experiences I've had. Excellent porter. Well worth trying.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,007 ratings.