Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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4,819 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,819
Reviews: 1,358
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 354
Gots: 640 | 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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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At Capone's Black Friday, This poured out as a deep brown color with some red highlights, the head was very thin and didn't really have much retention or lacing. The smell of the beer was roasted and earthy on the nose. The taste of the beer had some nice roasted flavors with a touch of dark chocolate in the back end of the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was thin and dry. It was very drinkable. Overall this beer was pretty good for a standard porter.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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

Pours a deep amber to black in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, notes of sweet chocolate and sweet coffee. In the taste, sweet mellow coffee and a nice roasted maltiness. A small hop like bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry to sweet coffee like aftertaste. Big coffee, notes of chocolate, and a nice sweetness.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown and cola color with a finger of head. The aroma has some nice chocolate and licorice notes, along with some roasted malts. The taste hits you hard with dark chocolate in the front, and settles to reveal the roasted malts along with hints of vanilla and coffee. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with just enough carbonation, and somewhat smooth but a bit thin.

Overall, a solid porter from Deschutes, one of the better sessionable porters out there. Nice to be able to get it year round too.

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes: thanks to Nate for sending this my way.

appearance: dark brown almost black with a 1 finger mocha head

smell: roast, coffee, malts,

taste: coffee, roast, malts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a pretty good porter. wasn't anything I got super excited about.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,819 ratings.