Black Butte Porter
Deschutes Brewery

Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter
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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
American Porter
Ranked #16
Ranked #3,666
4.17 | pDev: 10.55%
Sunday at 09:10 PM
Aug 24, 2001
Bold reputation. Soft disposition. Surprising Balance. Behold an iconic and unexpectedly complex porter that’s more than meets the eye.
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Rated by MikeK1521

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A great beer for those cold dark Winter nights!
Sunday at 09:10 PM
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Reviewed by LeinenkugelDrinker

2.75/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
While the dark complexion and rich roasted smell are outstanding, the taste is WAY too sweet for me. The feel is almost syrupy. I do not like sweet beers so perhaps my judgement is biased, but I would not buy another six pack of this beer again.
Nov 22, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
L- Superficially black, but as often veeery dark ruby red when held to the light. Small patch of tan foam clearing - likely this hotel glass has been over-cleaned and is a gas-killer 3.5
S- Some roastiness, plus some minor richness. 3.75
T- Follows the smell. Quite deep charred roasty aspect; it certainly a punchy taste for an average ABV% non-hop-bomb black. Then there is a subtle background minor sweet note... that feels slightly out of place or artificial. Hope not, that was just sip#1. Sip#2, there is a quite bright hoppy-dry note into the finish. [5 mins later >] Now the beer has warmed a touch from hard-chilled, that sweet note blends into obscurity. 3.75
F- Feels well carbonated in the mouth. Don't overchill it, it opens up more from fridge cold. 3.75
O- Pleasant beer. I'd probably drink it again (if offered), tho not buy it at $$Singapore prices. 3.5
Bought from Beerforce, Singapore S$8.50. 330ml can 'PKG on 02/02/23' at base of can.
Oct 31, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by MEnoMoney

Oct 21, 2023
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Rated by Burrocreek from Arizona

4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A fantastic example of the style. Bitter chocolate, roasty malt, and quite dry, almost refreshing. Nothing syrupy or overdone. Excellent stuff!
Oct 13, 2023
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Rated by Danzifer from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
An excelent porter! Very distict roasted nut flavor and smell. Definitely on the better end of the spectrum of this style. Kudos
Sep 15, 2023
Rated: 3.66 by rajreddy from Tennessee

Sep 14, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Sep 14, 2023
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Rated by JoeyJ from Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very nice malty taste. Definitely a beer to sip and savor. My favorite Porter and it's local, too!
Sep 06, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Aug 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Grax

3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Decadent dark chocolate, malt, truffle on the smell. Body is largely the same, with biting bitter cacao-infused malt followed by mellower milk chocolate, truffle, and espresso. It's a great porter, not quite as much a class act as Deschutes' stout, though.
Aug 09, 2023
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours darkest of browns, nice light brown head; creamy looking, it leaves quickly but a nice persistent film remains; just minor lacing from initial head; nothing after that.

Nose is nicely rich, roast, powdered chocolate, light coffee; all present pretty evenly, a light fruit skin like twang to it.

Taste is so bold yet so drinkable; light dark chocolate with a bite of slightly over-roasted coffee, light sweetness, with a nice ever so slightly piney finish, chocolate lingers in the form of cocoa powder and light roast.

Mouthfeel again, like the rest of this beer, bold at first, but just for an instant; quickly becomes incredibly drinkable and almost light; there is nice little bit of hop bite on a finish that is remarkably dry. Much like the nose hinted at, it has a twang on the finish, light light fruit skin like acidity.
Aug 09, 2023
Rated: 5 by HaydenPlanetierrium from Tennessee

Jul 14, 2023
Rated: 5 by Nicknyc from New York

Jun 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a dark brown reddishcolor with a small brown tan head and no lacing.

S: A nice roast malt, with hints of smoked meat, a rich chocolate and a touch of caramel.

T: Earthy and roasted malt with some bittersweet chocolate and a medium to stronger bitterness.

F: Smooth and medium body.

O: This is a classic and always a good one to have.
Jun 17, 2023
Rated: 5 by amp112 from California

Jun 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Not used to having this on the east coast and ran into this on draft at the Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg VA as my wife and I are traveling. I enjoy porters and RIP’s and this a very nice porter. I wish I could get it back in Maine where I live. Oh well, got it once.
May 16, 2023
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle packaged 11/16/22 (5 months ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 5.5% ABV 30 IBU. The beer pours medium brown with mahogany highlights and khaki colored head. The head recedes to an irregular ring and rocky island. The aroma is mild with black coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is more of the same with the roasted malt being prevalent and the earthy hops following behind with a moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good.
Apr 17, 2023
Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 6673 ratings