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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,995 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,995
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 369
Gots: 766 | 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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4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber into a pint while visiting family in Portland.

A: Dark but clear. My family remarked it was like soy sauce. Very carbonated and laces nicely.

S: Strong coffee and malt in the nose. Very balanced.

T: Nice burn on the tip of the tounge. Followed by malts and chocolate flavors with some nice coffee and cream notes. Good coffee aftertaste.

M: Good burn and body.

O: Great porter. Nicely balanced and exhibits all of the characteristics of the style. Everyone should try this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep, dark brown. Almost black at times. Rich and creamy on the pour. Head is a light khaki and drops to a thin, creamy cap in short order. Some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted coffee beans, fresh coffee, cocoa, it's all there. Very densely chocolate. Almost like a dark chocolate covered espresso bean. Big roasted malt edge brings out a touch of burnt malt as well. Light dusting of citrus, very light. Sweetness is up there, but never crosses in to that lactic, milk chocolate type aroma. Charcoal.

Taste: Roasted with a milder chocolate influence than the nose would indicate. Mild touches of ground coffee. Milk chocolate and a dusting of cocoa. Some lingering notes of char and smoke. Very akin to charcoal. Slight hints of citrus play through the back. Malts are nicely balanced and add a great depth of flavor.

Mouthfeel: Nice medium body with a moderate carbonation. A touch dry on the back. Creamy.

Overall: It's amazing. Yup. Balanced with a ton of flavor. Deschutes can balance a beer better than almost anyone.

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On-tap at Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix during the Deer Tick show on May 3rd.

A: Dark black. Off-white head. Typical Porter look.

S: Sweet, malty, a bit of chocolate and roasted malt.

T: Heavy, sweet, roasted malt. Hops come through in the finish which is a surprise and very welcomed. One of the hoppier Porters in recent memory.

M: Smooth, sweet, delicious.

O: Damn good Porter that I could drink daily.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,995 ratings.