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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,925 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,925
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 370
Gots: 706 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a small tulip-shaped glass. It's a dark brown but not cloudy porter with about a half-inch lightest brown well-retained foamy head. I had trouble making out much of a smell (my own bad nose). The taste...mmm. Sweet, fizzy, complex hops,and a clean smooth aftertaste. Chocolate, cherry but light on fruit without phenols. I didn't detect any buttery flavors. Others said lightly chewy which is right on the mark with me. Bottom line: this is a delicious brew. Can I review it again and again?

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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 6er while in Hawaii. Poured into a pint glass.

A- It's a very deep brown, almost black color.

S- Smells like malted coffee.The nose is malt, chocolate, hops and some coffee. This isn't bitter, very smooth, creamy, balanced and inviting.

T- I was very happy with the combination of coffee and malt flavor and it wasn't overly bitter.

M- It is smooth, creamy, and doesn't leave any oily or too bitter of a flavor.

I was very happy with this beer because I have had the BB XXII and expected this to be slightly below. In all seriousness, I enjoyed it more than the special release. Glad I have a few more left to enjoy.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip

appearance: great looking brew! pours a tar black with a nice 1 inch white head

aroma: not much going on here unfortunately, the only down side to this brew

palate: perfect body for a porter. drinks smoothly with a bit of hop sting to it. little carbonation, alcohol very mild

taste: big smokey flavors with some chocolate and malty flavors too.

overall: deschutes makes another great brew with black butte! love this brewery!

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jayhawk73
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black butte porter

Pours a super dark brown with a beautiful creamy two finger head.  Sheets of lacing on my CBS snifter.  Great looking Porter.  

The nose is malt, chocolate, hops and some coffee.  This isn't bitter, very smooth, creamy, balanced and inviting.  

Wow.  I'm not a huge Porter fan, but this beer is delicious.  Same profile, and all the flavors work in perfect harmony.  Maybe a tiny bit of vanilla on the edges.  The best of this style I've had.    None of the 'burned coffee' taste I get in so many Porters.  

Feel is super malty, creamy, with just a tinge of hops on the outside.  

Overall, this is an outstanding Porter.  I'll definitely buy this again if I see it.   Highly recommended.  

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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  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Best by date is 5-17-12.

Appearance: Pours a very deep and dark brown with some ruby red shining through at the bottom of the glass. Lots of rising bubbles and a solid three fingers of light tan head with good retention. A pretty good amount of lace on the glass.

Smell: Big aroma of dark malts with big hints of chocolate, oats, nuts, coffee, and caramel. Also some light hints of citrus and herbal hops in the background. The dark malts are very vibrant and robust. Has a slightly smoked aroma. Smells somewhat like a chocolate cookie.

Taste: Tastes as good and roasty as it smells. Big taste of roasted dark malts with a nice flavor of chocolate, oats, coffee, nuts, and caramel. Has some burnt, smoked characteristics. A nice bitterness comes midway from a subtle mix of citrus and herbal, grassy hops. A very full and great taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy and somewhat chewy. Very smooth.

Overall: One of the best porters out there. Great dark malt taste with a nice presence of hops.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,925 ratings.