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Black Butte Porter - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,982 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,982
Reviews: 1,304
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 296
Gots: 328 | 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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aubzachsyd

Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-05-2014 00:53:14 | More by aubzachsyd
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SteveRossman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-04-2014 14:24:44 | More by SteveRossman
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cmgray03

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

07-04-2014 12:43:46 | More by cmgray03
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-04-2014 07:55:01 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-04-2014 01:43:37 | More by RobinLee
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twmays

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-04-2014 00:44:56 | More by twmays
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-03-2014 19:37:07 | More by olafphysics
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

07-03-2014 18:35:58 | More by ffshore545
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KirkFrancis

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.3%

07-03-2014 17:24:27 | More by KirkFrancis
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BigV

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-03-2014 17:00:40 | More by BigV
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Jacobchops


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-03-2014 15:39:33 | More by Jacobchops
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BrianPlatz

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-03-2014 04:51:58 | More by BrianPlatz
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-03-2014 01:39:00 | More by tykechandler
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daron7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-03-2014 01:23:39 | More by daron7
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Shluffy

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours deep, dark brown with a frothy 2 finger head. Lacing is erratic but probably due to the glass I'm using.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits

Taste: A really nice dry roasty taste at the beginning which gives way to waves of chocolate and dark fruit flavors as the beer warms up

Mouthfeel: Pleasantly creamy. I would prefer just a bit more carbonation but this is probably spot-on for the style

Overall: An excellent, easy drinking porter that I am glad has found its way to WI. I wish the dry roasty taste would linger a little longer to balance out the sweetness, but this is an excellent brew, and I look forward to drinking the rest of this 6 pack and trying other offerings from Deschutes

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 22:07:33 | More by Shluffy
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Golferallen54

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

07-02-2014 20:07:45 | More by Golferallen54
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-02-2014 15:58:36 | More by ubenumber2
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Gillti


4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-02-2014 02:00:56 | More by Gillti
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dmgeng

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was deciding whether or not to brew a porter and this one was recommended 10x as one of the best brown porters in the world. I bought the sampler pack and this was the first one I tried.

A - Dark brown color maybe verging on black. Mostly clear but difficult to see from the color. Tan head with medium staying power (probably due to the wheat malt). Medium to light lacing.

S - Strong malty aroma with caramel/chocolate/roasty tones. The chocolate and malty aromas standout above the roasted character which is a nice change from most porters/stouts.

T - Holding true to the smells this beer is full of malty goodness that coats the palate with the chocolate and malt that I was expecting. The flavor is very similar to a southern brown but with more chocolate and roasted character and overall more complexity. The bitterness is there but not overpowering and allows the flavors to stay with you. Some roastiness helps to balance the sweetness and makes you wanting another drink.
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M - Moderate to high mouth-feel. Light carbonation perfect for the style. The substantial body with a lower alcohol makes this brew a delicious finishing beer.

Overall, this is probably one of the best regular porters you can get. I would prefer a more "imperial" style porter but this one is definitely a strong contender for the top 50 beers with the way it balances complexity with simplicity and all of the flavors of a dark beer. If you know someone that doesn't like Guinness but you want them to try a dark beer this is a great one. Will try to make a clone and hope it comes out as good as this one is.

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Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 23:54:22 | More by dmgeng
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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JTbrue

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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leitmotif

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-01-2014 03:43:15 | More by Acubflem
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,982 ratings.