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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

4,210 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,210
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 312
Gots: 407 | 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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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 12oz bottle to mug.

A - Beer pours deep black with a nice 1 finger tan head with great retention and lacing.

S - Huge complex roasted malt character on the nose. Detectable chocolate malts with hints of coffee and a raisin-type fruit aroma. Great aroma.

T/M - The beer starts in line with the aroma with a huge complexe roasted malt character. The middle starts to develop into a balanced porter style with the malts and a mild earthy hop character. The beer finishes creamy and super smooth. Medium boed with good carbonation.

D - Extremely

Overall this is an excellent porter, probably the standard for me. Great flavor and character and so tasty. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-31-2011 02:41:29

01-27-2012 21:42:40 | More by hopfacebrew
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likeemdark

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-27-2012 13:49:01 | More by likeemdark
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BlakeMatt

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-27-2012 00:04:06 | More by BlakeMatt
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DCon

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%

Bought a 12 FLUID OUNCE bottle of this from The Bayou in Salt Lake City, UT for $6. Poured from the Creme colored label w/ the Black Butte Ranch in the background into a 16oz Bayou Pint Glass. Has BEST BY: 06/17/12 on the side of the label.

Aroma- Has one of the stronger coffee, roasted malt aromas I've came across in a while! Very sweet and has a unnoticeable hop aroma.

Appearance- Poures a 1.5 finger, dark brown head that dies fairly quickly. Has the deepest brown color body you can get and leaves thick lacing behind.

Flavor- Perfect taste! Has nice roasted malts and light coffee in the beginning. Light-medium hops then come in and support the malt with a light bitterness level at the finish. Coffee not as big as the aroma.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Light Carbonation, SMOOTH, and leaves coffee on the palate.

Overall Impression- A very flavorful porter! I ordered this purely because Deschutes does not get distributed to Missouri but as of this week, this has changed... Tough luck for me! Will be enjoying this MANY more times though and definitely recommend if you like a nice roasty porter with a coffee finish.

01-26-2012 23:59:53 | More by DCon
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Blumstein

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-26-2012 23:13:50 | More by Blumstein
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-26-2012 21:54:13 | More by scott2269
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Madjr

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-26-2012 16:35:23 | More by Madjr
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bpackertx

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-26-2012 05:20:08 | More by bpackertx
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chuckgfk

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-26-2012 04:29:25 | More by chuckgfk
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cycoduck

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-26-2012 04:19:26 | More by cycoduck
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-25-2012 19:50:35 | More by DMc8ride
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zeff80

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

A - Poured out a jet-black color with a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled roasty with some coffee notes. Also notes of chocolate and caramel.

T - It tasted very roasty with dark chocolate and coffee. There was some toffee and caramel flavors, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied porter with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a very good porter. Deschutes continues to impress with every brew they make.

01-25-2012 04:55:27 | More by zeff80
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pdeepak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-25-2012 04:13:17 | More by pdeepak
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BadLemur

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-24-2012 21:33:10 | More by BadLemur
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TimP2115

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-24-2012 17:23:18 | More by TimP2115
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airforbes1

New York

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

It's an East vs. West showdown tonight! I'm doing a side-by-side comparison of this beer and Smuttynose Robust Porter.

This beer had a bountiful, cream-colored head that receded to a one-finger thickness. The color is pretty much black, with a smidge of red showing at the bottom even before I held it to the light.

The aroma has cocoa notes, and there's something that smells bitter. I can't tell if it's a roasted coffee bitter or a hop bitter.

I taste dark chocolate, bitter coffee, and licorice. The finish is drier, relative to the Robust Porter. The mouthfeel is also thinner.

This is a solid beer that might have fared better in the scoring if it wasn't going directly against Smuttynose's porter. I wouldn't mind picking up some more the next time I'm on the West Coast.

01-24-2012 02:00:26 | More by airforbes1
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McBadger

California

1/5  rDev -76.1%

01-23-2012 03:11:39 | More by McBadger
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-23-2012 02:48:28 | More by cbcrunch
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%

When chilled slightly this beer gives off the smell of Girl Scout mint chocolate cookies. As it warms it has more baker's chocolate aromas.

This isn't heavy at all. Maybe a tad thin. But it really gives out the cocoa flavors. And faintly reminds me of smoking planks- dunno why. The warmer it gets the more the coffee notes really come on.

It has a little bite on the mouthfeel and isn't overly sweet. Very nice starter beer for those just getting into dark beers.

One I stock up on and an everyday kind of pour.

01-23-2012 02:04:56 | More by CasanovaCummins
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PlinkerCraig

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-22-2012 21:18:52 | More by PlinkerCraig
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Merkur

Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

Beer pours a nice dark brown with a fingers worth of white foam on tap.

Beer smells of coffee and sweet chocolate.

Beer tastes very similar to the nose. Very roasty and finishes very sweet. Starts off with a creamy, coffee taste that is very nice.

Mouthfeel is spot on with what a Porter should be. Very rich and creamy, but not too much so.

Overall, a very good porter.

01-22-2012 17:53:55 | More by Merkur
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DrNo

Australia

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-22-2012 10:32:07 | More by DrNo
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-22-2012 01:29:46 | More by sjstraub
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poppyjohn

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-21-2012 21:24:25 | More by poppyjohn
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bwyu

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-21-2012 05:19:29 | More by bwyu
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,210 ratings.