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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

4,074 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,074
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 304
Gots: 358 | FT: 13
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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minneapolitanjim

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-15-2011 00:38:31 | More by minneapolitanjim
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OscarO67

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-14-2011 20:41:36 | More by OscarO67
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photomike

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-14-2011 18:55:52 | More by photomike
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BuddyLoveFosho

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-14-2011 16:36:02 | More by BuddyLoveFosho
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PhineasGage

Iowa

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-14-2011 05:15:33 | More by PhineasGage
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Pegasus

Texas

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep amber, almost opaque to light passing through the glass. The head is off-white, coarse, and retains well. The lacing is Belgian and pleasing to the sight.

Aroma: Lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate and cocoa, lesser espresso notes as well. There is a faint hop presence, almost spectral.

Taste: Rich toasted malts, bitter cocoa, and cold coffee dominate the taste from start to finish. There is a moderate herbal hop presence late in the taste, which finds a graceful balance with the prominent malt flavors

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: An exemplary example of an American Stout, very well-done.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 01:55:05 | More by Pegasus
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-13-2011 20:03:59 | More by DeutschesBier
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jeff1973

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-13-2011 04:47:59 | More by jeff1973
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-13-2011 01:31:31 | More by Beertracker
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-12-2011 23:15:33 | More by drummermattie02
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SquidVicious

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-12-2011 22:06:59 | More by SquidVicious
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2378GCGTG

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-12-2011 17:48:48 | More by 2378GCGTG
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FosterJM

California

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

977th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Best by: 5/20/12
Purchased a single from Total Wine, Brea, CA

App- A true dark brown color with some yellow and amber mixed in on the bottom. A giant 3 finger slow pillowy head. Huge lines of cling and lace all the way down the glass. A great looking beer.

Smell- Multi faceted and multi aromatics on this one. A small hop bitter. A little bit of roasted malts, some milk chocolate.

Taste- I liked this one a lot and I am glad I came back to it. Opens with some great malt notes in terms of roast and a little bit of chocolate. A staple of Deschutes is their small hop note and this carried through quite well.

Mouth- A little bit of a light/medium body with a paired medium carbonation. A perfect bit of bubbles with a great milk chocolate creamy feel.

Drink- I like this one alot. I am not always a fan of porters but when they are done right like this and like Samuel Smith. I will keep coming back to this one and Deschutes.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 04:01:20 | More by FosterJM
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2neardead

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-11-2011 22:08:08 | More by 2neardead
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burnheartsMKE

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-11-2011 03:18:54 | More by burnheartsMKE
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

12-10-2011 23:00:35 | More by brokentee
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randalem

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-10-2011 22:46:34 | More by randalem
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BigE90

Washington

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-10-2011 05:33:29 | More by BigE90
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MrBatman

Washington

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-10-2011 05:00:05 | More by MrBatman
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GrindFatherBob

New York

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-09-2011 19:22:17 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Popp24

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-09-2011 19:09:32 | More by Popp24
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Tone

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight dry hop, citrus hops, hint of chocolate, and a hint of spice/herb. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of chocolate, hint of roasted malt, hint of dry hop, hint of oatmeal, citrus hops, and a hint of spice/herb. Overall, good aroma, feel, body, and blend.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 14:25:54 | More by Tone
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draheim

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (best by 5/28/12) pours a deep dark brown with a khaki head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Aroma is rich roasted malt, chocolate, a hint of black coffee, and floral hops.

Taste follows nose. Really pleasant combination of earthy flavors. Nice floral hoppy finish sets this one apart from other porters. I'm not really even a porter fan and I like this one quite a bit.

Overall this is a classic Northwest beer, one I should revisit more often. I see it as a direct ancestor of the new black IPA style.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 03:29:11 | More by draheim
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younggunz

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on Tap in Denver Airport (a craft brew gem for layovers).

A: Dark brown, burnt coffee black with thin tan head.

S: Coffee bean, bitter chocolate

T: Very nice, mild marshmallow, unsweetened chocolate, coffee.

M: Not too thin, drinks like a dry stout.

O: About what I was expecting due to the high reviews of this beer. Porters aren't really my style, but I would not mind having another pint.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2011 00:56:51 | More by younggunz
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quine

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-08-2011 21:10:29 | More by quine
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,074 ratings.