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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,795 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,795
Reviews: 1,355
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 353
Gots: 619 | 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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Photo of bort11
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pub glass, the head takes up the top third of the glass. Awesome tan lacing sticks to the glass. The body is a dark, almost black color at an arm's length. As I pull the glass closer, I see there is some clarity around the edges with a dark ruby red core when held to the light.

Smell has the typical dark roasted aromas of a porter. A little wood smoke, coffee and bitter chocolate. The taste is smooth bitterness, with a hint of hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is silky slick. Very soft body and a moderate ABV of 5.2% enhances the overall drinkability. What an excellent addition to beers available in Missouri

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of beerbiatchMD
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: nice deep brown--almost black, with red hues at the edges when held up to light. Sandy-colored head with about one finger on my pour, sticks around for several minutes. Pretty good lacing.

S: mostly coffee, roasted malts, and I swear I get some burbon characteristics. Chocolate there as well.

T: mostly coffee and chocolate, but there is definitely a faint but present hop backbone. Very well balanced.

M: pretty smooth, small carbonation, good but nothing outstanding. Not much alcohol.

O: a very very good porter, perhaps my favorite. Highly recommend. Very drinkable, very approachable. I hope Deschutes starts distributing out here in Maine.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of TippySelenoid
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

It's a dark ruby color with a thick tan head and nice lacing.

The smell is dark chocolate and roasted malts. One of the best smelling beers I've ever had.

Roasted malts dominate. Some chocolate hints. The bittering hops some out in the back end. Fabulous.

It's medium to full bodied with appropriate carbonation.

This is the first Deschutes I've ever had. I hope the rest are this wonderful.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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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  rDev -4.3%

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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz poured into a frosty pint
A- Pours pitch black but some brown and red light gets around the corners, an off white head.
S- Smells of some coffee and chocolate but its just a huge array of malts of all sizes.
T- A crazy malt profile, complex flavors with chocolate, vanilla, coffee and caramel. This beer kind of has a smoked feel to it. Good grain profile really comes through here.
M- Not a lot of hop characters at all but the bitterness is here in perfect balance. This beer has a drinkable texture and great carbonation, its really easy to get down and comes alive.
O- This is one of the best porters, if not the best porter I have ever tried. Its every bit as good as Edmund Fitzgerald and Founders porter. If you can get this, get it, im very happy I was given the chance to try this one out.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,795 ratings.