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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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5,055 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,055
Reviews: 1,405
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 381
Gots: 834 | 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:
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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Poured from 12 oz bottle to Surly coffee mug, nearing expiration:

Pours a medium, clear coffee brown with a dense light mocha head that leaves thin and distinct lacing.

Smooth on the nose, like a good but brown - light chocolate, fresh nuttiness, hard water, mild cocoa, nice and mild.

Yum. Smooth and subtly sweet. Milk chocolate, cocoa powder, a touch of sweet surfaces near the finish. A nice, drinkable beer. A little thin for the style but that doesn't detract from the overall experience.

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Deschutes Brewery Black Butte porter
A – Very dark for a porter, made me think of the Don Hoe song “Tiny Bubbles”.
S – Like a malty Coke a Cola
T – Slightly bitter at first then very one toned like Guinness.
M - smooth, sticks to the sides of my mouth.
O – It’s so big and one toned I’m a little afraid of a stout from them being an imperial stout. It rings like a bell, one big strong note that slowly fades away and nothing else. I think it taste like a stout porter mix.

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I purchased this on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Its appearance is deep brown and as close to black without being it as I think you can get (hence the name). The smell was very strong malt and chocolate.

I was most impressed with the taste however, It is very well balanced and very smooth. Probably one of gthe best for the style I have tasted. Strong malt flavor with a hint of burnt sugar or molasses.

This is definately one I would gladly pick up again in the near future.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
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