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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,918 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,918
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 371
Gots: 705 | 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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Photo of rarigney
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoostaBia
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of electrodes
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of 855817ns
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNishCT77
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can at Ginny's Little Bighorn on Sun., 12/28/2014 (Chicken Shit Bingo), unknown brewing/packaging dates, poured into plastic cup, drank over 30-45 minutes

Photo of sluna1174
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pagriley
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with thick head that hangs around
lots of toasted malts and bitter chocolate on the nose
Repeats on the palate with nice vanilla and a smooth finish without much bitterness
Mouthfeel is lighter with quite a bit of carbonation

Overall very drinkable - makes me wonder why I buy other porters sometimes!

Photo of Goodspeed83
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RJB66
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HaydenP
4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of phkalish
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barnoloid
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ticknor22
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 3-24-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a dark brown color with two finger tan head that dissipated slowly until a thin unbroken layer of bubbles remained, there was significant lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: roasted grain, coffee, chocolate.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, roasted grain, coffee and some chocolate, maybe a smoky note, the 5.2% ABV is imperceptible.

PALATE: creamy with medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is not a style of beer I really appreciate but, this is obviously well made for the style and I have rated it as such, I enjoy Porter as part of a sampler but would never seek it out on it's own, Deschutes is a very good brewer and I would recommend their beers to my friends.

Photo of Ardeer
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeroc
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Southside830
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My dads favorite brew. Any time he finds this brew in my fridge it's gone !!

Photo of Viaduck
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hanselpb
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arvidkoval
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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