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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,998 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,998
Reviews: 1,395
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 370
Gots: 767 | 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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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Public House (Venetian) in Las Vegas, NV

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black in color with some reddish highlights and very light hints of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a finger tall tan head that reduces but leaves a thick film over the surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The aroma is of dark roasted malts with some hints of dark/bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Very inviting.

T: The taste really follows the smell with the main components being the dark roasted malts, dark/bittersweet chocolate, and the coffee. The beer has some very nice complexity to the flavor with just a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O: Very enjoyable and very much a beer that I would like to enjoy again...makes me jealous of the states that the brewery distributes to since I do not live in one. I really enjoyed the complexity of the flavor and would love to have more than one of these in a session.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of mynie
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark but translucent with a really nice, fluffy head that's a little uncharacteristic for a porter.

Smells firm and portery. Bitter barley mixing with sour barley, chocolate and coffee and very light nodes of fruit.

Tastes like it smells, only not quite as firm because the back end runs a little thin. It's almost like they tried smoothing out the portery roughness at the beginning, trying to make it more sweet, but I kind of like a little bit of a challenge in my porter's back end. Still, solidly brewed, sessionable, and a nice complement to a meal.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,998 ratings.