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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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5,008 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,008
Reviews: 1,398
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 374
Gots: 774 | 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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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
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

Photo of timmick
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%

Photo of Sarunas7
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of vandemonian
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
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

Photo of mercyfulfate
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of bort11
4.43/5  rDev +6%
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
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
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
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
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%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 5,008 ratings.