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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,796 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,796
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 353
Gots: 621 | 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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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of CooperEllis
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Damn, never realized I hadn't reviewed this. Two 12oz bottles from azdback in a recent box make for a good composite rating. Into Duck Rabbit snifter and Long Trail "Vermont Pint" respectively.

It's dark, a bit feathered, especially in the bulb of the small snifter.

Light roasted malt and brown sugar sweetness, not quite a molasses. Nice "earthy" aroma, but not like being earth, rather 'of the' earth.

So much roast throughout. Roasted malt, a touch of char, semi-sweet chocolate, and an even creaminess in the middle keep this a simple yet layerd Porter.

Carb is spot on, mouthfeel is light without giving away the body - no watery middle and a crisp dry finished that makes this a prime example of the style.


Photo of jumbopanda
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of cooler4life
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a one finger head that settles to a thin cap. Color is a deep, deep brown with touches of amber around the edges when held to the light. Lacing is good with noticeable retention along the sides of the glass. A good looking porter.

S: Simple yet effective, roasted malts, coffee, and milk chocolate.

T: Oh so smooth! As it courses down your palate the flavor intensifies. This beer is much more heavy on the backend with the roasted smoky essences and the coffee, toffee, chocolate flavors.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, small to moderate carbonation. Finish is sticky.

O: I was impressed by the drinkability of this American Porter.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of CaptainIPA
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap @ Southpark Seafood Grill & Wine Bar in Portland, Oregon and presented in a pint glass.

Pours a dark chocolate color with garnet highlights and a slim, tan head with good retention. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and cocoa powder.

Opens with the rich flavors of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Hints of vanilla and anise surface. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with subtle carbonation. Mild hop bitterness emerges, followed by suggestions of malted milk balls. Finishes powder dry with a kiss of cocoa.

A classic American Porter that's oh-so-easy to drink.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark black cola with an inch plus of creamy head. some light lacing, some retention. nice looking.

light roasted malt. some sweetness lingering around. bits of charcoal.

loads of roast through out. roasted malt, charcoal bitterness, bits of chocolate, and a nice backing sweetness to bring it all together.

light and easy, a little dryness, moderate carbonation.

a very solid porter

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip glass. Aroma is heavy chocolate coffee, sweet. Appearance is dark brown almost black with medium tan thick head. Taste is chocolate and coffee forward. Smooth and creamy. Sweet maltiness lingers as does a smooth easy coffee roast. Bit of black licorice. Palate is medium and good carbonation throughout. Overall this was an uninspiring porter for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of vandemonian
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black Butte Porter is a decent porter. Decent, but a little boring.

A: Dark red/brown colour and a head that fades pretty fast. 3.5

S: Sweet with a little coffee. Some tanginess. 3.5

T: Malty with some weak coffee flavour. Not super strong. Some toffee from the crystal malt. 4

M. Little fizzy bubbles. 4

O: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,796 ratings.