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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

Educational use only; do not reuse.

4,918 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,918
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 371
Gots: 704 | 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%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
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!

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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

Pours a very deep brown with a small tan head that recedes into a thin wisp. Left a solid film across the whole glass.

Smell is of chocolate roasted malts and earthy hops.

Not as much chocolate in the taste as aroma. A big roasted malt presence with some coffee and chocolate making an appearance toward the back end of the palate.

Smooth and creamy. Pretty good for the style.

Not a mind blowing experience, but a high quality good example of the style. Now if only Deschutes would expand their distribution.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,918 ratings.