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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,812 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,812
Reviews: 1,358
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 355
Gots: 628 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

12 oz w/ a best by date of 06/12 poured into a Surly shaker pint glass. Pours a clear brown color with a respectable light brown head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is coffee and dark malts... simple but very enticing. I didn't have much hopes from this beer but it's drawing me in. Fruity tartness in taste that is a little too light for a Porter in my opinion. However, the "darkness" of this beer succeeds in countering the fruitiness well. Slight roast and coffee in the taste, and a medium charred finish.

The body is not too big but medium carbonation aids the mouthfeel. Overall better than what I expected I was in for and a beer worth buying over and over. Especially at those Twin Cities bars that have limited craft options. My ratings might not be solid but I can see this beer becoming a staple, in part because of its good flavor density and less alcohol concentration ;-)

4.5, 3.5, 4, 4, 4

Photo of mdcrouser
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Starts out looking like a 5, with steady head. It dies down, leaving a deep brown beer and leggy tan head.

Huuuge on the nose (yes, that's multiple u's) - chocolate, cocoa, coffee, some citrus and just a bit of hoppy herbaciousness.

Great in the mouth, as the tongue is wrapped in the roasty dark chocolate. That's followed by the citrus, closing with the distinctly green hoppiness.

Well-balanced, with each of those characteristics coming to the fore at one time or another.

Really enjoyable. And a great introduction for somebody looking to try a darker craft beer.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint

A- Pours black with a very puffy slightly offwhite head. Looks great
S- chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Fantastic
T- nice chocolate taste, slightly sweet
M- actually, it's got a paper thin body to it. Very disappointing
O- classic beer, but I think Eddy Fitz is a better

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,812 ratings.