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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,684 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,684
Reviews: 1,350
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 343
Gots: 582 | FT: 13
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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Ratings: 4,684 | Reviews: 1,350 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

2neardead, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

burnheartsMKE, Dec 11, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

brokentee, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

randalem, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

BigE90, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

MrBatman, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight dry hop, citrus hops, hint of chocolate, and a hint of spice/herb. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of chocolate, hint of roasted malt, hint of dry hop, hint of oatmeal, citrus hops, and a hint of spice/herb. Overall, good aroma, feel, body, and blend.

Tone, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of draheim
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (best by 5/28/12) pours a deep dark brown with a khaki head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Aroma is rich roasted malt, chocolate, a hint of black coffee, and floral hops.

Taste follows nose. Really pleasant combination of earthy flavors. Nice floral hoppy finish sets this one apart from other porters. I'm not really even a porter fan and I like this one quite a bit.

Overall this is a classic Northwest beer, one I should revisit more often. I see it as a direct ancestor of the new black IPA style.

draheim, Dec 09, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on Tap in Denver Airport (a craft brew gem for layovers).

A: Dark brown, burnt coffee black with thin tan head.

S: Coffee bean, bitter chocolate

T: Very nice, mild marshmallow, unsweetened chocolate, coffee.

M: Not too thin, drinks like a dry stout.

O: About what I was expecting due to the high reviews of this beer. Porters aren't really my style, but I would not mind having another pint.

younggunz, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

quine, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Anew, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

stevecooks, Dec 08, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

marieow, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

dwaz, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

gizmodave, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

adamk1978, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Humulus85
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I can't believe I haven't had this one yet...

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

It produced a creamy 1 1/2 finger khaki head that dissipated rather quickly, but left a nice ring of lace. It is a very deep mahogany with red hues when held to light.

Coffee and chocolate with a bit of toffee in the nose.

Just like the nose. Coffee and chocolate upfront, with some toffee in the middle. There is a nice hop backing here that keeps the sweetness reined in. Exceedingly well balanced.

Super smooth, with very nice carbonation. It manages to be relatively light for how creamy it feels. Not too sweet, not too dry.

This is a truly great Porter that you can get your hands on easily. Classic creamy, chocolate/coffee taste. In this age of massive Imperial Stouts it's nice to kick back with one of these. Recommended to any fan of the style, or to any new BA looking to have a classic Porter. Cheers!

Humulus85, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Unchi, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

leprakhan, Dec 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

shanghai55, Dec 06, 2011
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 4,684 ratings.