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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,085 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,085
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 308
Gots: 359 | 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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CaptainIPA

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap @ Southpark Seafood Grill & Wine Bar in Portland, Oregon and presented in a pint glass.

Pours a dark chocolate color with garnet highlights and a slim, tan head with good retention. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and cocoa powder.

Opens with the rich flavors of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Hints of vanilla and anise surface. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with subtle carbonation. Mild hop bitterness emerges, followed by suggestions of malted milk balls. Finishes powder dry with a kiss of cocoa.

A classic American Porter that's oh-so-easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2012 02:03:21 | More by CaptainIPA
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-14-2012 00:07:02 | More by BierBliss
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark black cola with an inch plus of creamy head. some light lacing, some retention. nice looking.

light roasted malt. some sweetness lingering around. bits of charcoal.

loads of roast through out. roasted malt, charcoal bitterness, bits of chocolate, and a nice backing sweetness to bring it all together.

light and easy, a little dryness, moderate carbonation.

a very solid porter

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 01:17:21 | More by hooliganlife
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timmick

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-12-2012 20:32:30 | More by timmick
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-12-2012 17:38:30 | More by bonbini26
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip glass. Aroma is heavy chocolate coffee, sweet. Appearance is dark brown almost black with medium tan thick head. Taste is chocolate and coffee forward. Smooth and creamy. Sweet maltiness lingers as does a smooth easy coffee roast. Bit of black licorice. Palate is medium and good carbonation throughout. Overall this was an uninspiring porter for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 17:28:50 | More by CuriousMonk
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fvernon

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-12-2012 16:39:19 | More by fvernon
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Frozenmoses

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-12-2012 15:56:59 | More by Frozenmoses
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furthurgone

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-12-2012 06:51:19 | More by furthurgone
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Sarunas7

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-12-2012 05:51:18 | More by Sarunas7
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black Butte Porter is a decent porter. Decent, but a little boring.

A: Dark red/brown colour and a head that fades pretty fast. 3.5

S: Sweet with a little coffee. Some tanginess. 3.5

T: Malty with some weak coffee flavour. Not super strong. Some toffee from the crystal malt. 4

M. Little fizzy bubbles. 4

O: 3.5

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 03:13:38 | More by vandemonian
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mercyfulfate

Missouri

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-12-2012 03:03:02 | More by mercyfulfate
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-11-2012 23:23:01 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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MarshallMan

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-11-2012 17:10:23 | More by MarshallMan
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bort11

Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pub glass, the head takes up the top third of the glass. Awesome tan lacing sticks to the glass. The body is a dark, almost black color at an arm's length. As I pull the glass closer, I see there is some clarity around the edges with a dark ruby red core when held to the light.

Smell has the typical dark roasted aromas of a porter. A little wood smoke, coffee and bitter chocolate. The taste is smooth bitterness, with a hint of hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is silky slick. Very soft body and a moderate ABV of 5.2% enhances the overall drinkability. What an excellent addition to beers available in Missouri

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 03:24:29 | More by bort11
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brewbaker

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-11-2012 01:19:47 | More by brewbaker
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-10-2012 18:52:09 | More by kiki3drt292
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-10-2012 02:57:30 | More by ryanpj
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-10-2012 01:48:01 | More by buckyp
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beerbiatchMD

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: nice deep brown--almost black, with red hues at the edges when held up to light. Sandy-colored head with about one finger on my pour, sticks around for several minutes. Pretty good lacing.

S: mostly coffee, roasted malts, and I swear I get some burbon characteristics. Chocolate there as well.

T: mostly coffee and chocolate, but there is definitely a faint but present hop backbone. Very well balanced.

M: pretty smooth, small carbonation, good but nothing outstanding. Not much alcohol.

O: a very very good porter, perhaps my favorite. Highly recommend. Very drinkable, very approachable. I hope Deschutes starts distributing out here in Maine.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 00:45:08 | More by beerbiatchMD
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unclepedro

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-09-2012 18:21:15 | More by unclepedro
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schoun

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-09-2012 12:13:23 | More by schoun
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TexAggie011

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-09-2012 05:05:56 | More by TexAggie011
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

It's a dark ruby color with a thick tan head and nice lacing.

The smell is dark chocolate and roasted malts. One of the best smelling beers I've ever had.

Roasted malts dominate. Some chocolate hints. The bittering hops some out in the back end. Fabulous.

It's medium to full bodied with appropriate carbonation.

This is the first Deschutes I've ever had. I hope the rest are this wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 01:05:31 | More by TippySelenoid
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ipcolling

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-09-2012 00:08:07 | More by ipcolling
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,085 ratings.