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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,802 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,802
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 354
Gots: 624 | 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

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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into my Hill farmstead oversized wine glass.

Appeared a perfect black color with a 1 finger tan head that left a bit of lacing on my glass.

Smelled of dark chocolate, coffee, raisins, and a touch of black licorice.

Taste is fairly sweet. Definetely some chocolate and coffee flavors backed by a dark fruit taste.

Mouthfeel is where this beer dominates. Even at a cold temp, this beer was very creamy and smooth. Like liquid velvet.

Overall a solid porter that I wish was readily available by me.

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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer is black with a a good-sized beige head. Fades at a steady pace.

Smell contains lightly roasted malt, caramel, chocolate. Quite nice.

Taste is like the nose. Caramel, chocolate, roasted malt. A bit earthy, and a touch of black liquorice. Moderately sweet.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Very smooth.

Overall, a really nice porter.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: BevMo in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.)
Price: $1.39
Misc.: Best by April 29, 2013

Poured a black color with four fingers of frothy, bubbly khaki tan head that lasted for quite some time. Good deal of uneven, foamy lacing on the sides. Nice retention all the way down.

Smelled toffee, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Some roastiness as well. Very nice on the nose.

Tasted roasted toffee, caramel, coffee and dark chocolate. Also some smoky woodfire in there as well. Wow.

Medium. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, roasty finish.

Wow! I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to try this but it was just a fantastic porter. I will definitely be having more of these.

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,802 ratings.