Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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4.18/5
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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 5.2%
IBUs: 30

192 calories per 12 oz serving

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,340
Reviews:
1,607
Ratings:
6,306
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.67
 
 
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507
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1,684
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Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

It’s probably not the beer’s fault that I give it lower marks as I’m more used to the cranked-up stouts and imperial stouts. Poured a beautiful black without much head, but with lots of sticky lacing. Smelled of roasted coffee and chocolate, toasty malt, inviting but not too complex. Taste follows, with some bitterness from the roasted malt and slight hop bitterness. Feels slightly creamy, but less robust than I would like, thin at times. Extremely drinkable - goes down smooth.

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Photo of sweetbrew82
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WhisperingCoconut
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of martini276
3.34/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBass
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wati47
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 406theman
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark but somewhat reddish when held to the light. Had a good toasty malt smell. Medium pleasant mouthful and an awesome taste of smooth bitterness with a dark chocolate flavor. Loved this beer I should drink more like this.

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Photo of skalten
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trailboss76
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

About the color of a cola. An inviting tan-ish head, initially thin then grows to a medium frothy-ness. Though it's a Porter it has more bitterness than most. Bottle declares - "Notes of rich chocolate and coffee, a luscious creaminess and a roasted finish." I'm in agreement with the coffee and roasted finish mostly. Not at the top of the list of my favorite Porters but I'm a Porter guy and would grab this ahead of 80% of the IPA's out there.

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Photo of kcc
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lacikuss
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tlock
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmurphy7
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of CanadianGinge
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Antwon616
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jripley97
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SB2017
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Very conflicted about this beer. Overall, the soda-like qualities of appearance and texture put me off, though this porter brings enough flavor and complexity to the game that i can almost overlook the cardinal sin of brewing a highly flavored beer with no discernible satisfaction. It look like less bubbly cola, unfortunately, though the color is really something. The smell is very complex, with some vanilla, malt, and even a bit of hop action. The taste is the same, with a bit of banana and coffee thrown in there as well. Enjoyable flavor, disappointing texture.

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Photo of Nvrmind16
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not what I was expecting , most porters are too much like coffee not this one. Its the right blend of flavors to give it a good dark feel without being heavy like a stout.

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Photo of quack
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,306 ratings