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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,924 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,924
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 370
Gots: 706 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Dark brown almost black, small ¼” light tan head that quickly recedes to a cap. Nice lacing.

Smell: Roasted malt is up front with hints of both chocolate and coffee.

Taste: Again follows the smell, nice roasted malt with light elements of coffee and chocolate. Rich flavor here for a lighter viscosity beer.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated, clean, as light on the palate which is spot on for the style.

Overall: Really solid porter, a very flavorful beer with a lighter feel and ABV than a stout.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best before February 25, 2013

A: Thick, well-retaining head and chunky lacing.

S: Sweet, chocolate, roasted malt, slight hops. Fairly prominent aroma.

T: Same description as the smell, with emphasis on the sweet. Some dark fruitiness. Just the faintest touch of char.

M: A bit thin and prickly.

O: A drinkable porter at a nice abv. Not as robust as, say, Smuttynose, but easily drunk. I'm not sure I prefer it to Sierra Nevada, though.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Totally black, with some mahogany coming through near the bottom of the glass under direct light. Medium-sized brown head that has some staying power and yields a thick ring of lace as it dissipates.

Smell: Dark fruits, chocolate, and coffee with a suspected roasted barley malt aroma. A slight touch of hops rounds everything out.

Taste: Begins with some bittersweet coffee and plum flavor, which rounds out to coffee bitterness and finishes with sweet chocolate and a subtle, lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, balanced, tingly carbonation. The finish is just a tad bit dry, and very satisfying.

Overall: I had heard a lot about this beer in the past. Now that I've had an opportunity to drink it, I can definitely see why. This is definitely something I will be drinking in the future- a classic and a new favorite.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,924 ratings.