Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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6,349 Ratings
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:
#2,384
Reviews:
1,615
Ratings:
6,349
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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511
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1,719
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Photo of superwho24
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sunnovgoat
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Schlitz74
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown almost black color, the head is off white and fade away pretty quickly, There was some lacing left on the glass. I got a coffee flavor that to me was very present. I do not like coffee so the taste was not too easy on my palate. For the style is good, but not something I wood buy again.

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

Photo of Cdriver0414
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of irishkyle21
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ncdevildog97
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Loved it. I’m a big fan of Founders Potter, but this is really good.

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Photo of tp1962
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just had this is Rock Falls Illinois on Draft.
Look poured jet black with a 3/4 tannish head
Smell of roasted malt
Taste smoky taste with hints of coffee
Feel medium body great feel
Overall I’ve had this before from a bottle but first time draft . Excellent draft . Well done !

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Photo of AllOfTheCats
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Smooth but strong taste. Awesome

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a red wine glass; best by 3/1/19
A: Pours a dark brown color, almost black with brown highlights. Forms a foamy, three-quarter inch, wheat colored head with solid retention and lacing.
S: Light aromas of cafe au lait, cocoa, malta, and almonds.
T: Palate follow the nose. Bitterness balanced and matched to level of maltiness, resulting in an even flavor.
M: Medium bodied with medium effervescence. Creamy and very smooth.
O: Drinkable and highly enjoyable. Very balanced. Had two and will certainly have more in the future.

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

Can’t believe I’ve never rated this before!

Pours a deep, opaque black. With a finger of khaki head.

Smells of toasted chocolate malts, with a crispness rather than sweetness, that hints at a larger presence of hops.

Smooth, creamy, chocolate with a clean crispness that I can best describe as spruce.

As far as body goes, it is a lighter, very drinkable porter. Not sweet, more dry.

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Photo of BigMac59
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

A: Pours a creamy 1 finger head. Almost no light gets through, a deep deep burgundy

S: Malty, nutty, chocolate. Proving that less can be more.

T: Tastes exactly the way it smells. The toasted bitterness plays well with the bitterness of the chocolate and the malt is the body that binds everything together.

O: A fine porter. Easy to drink on a cold day. Simple, yet well executed.

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Photo of jnjsdad
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An exceptional American Porter -- Wish it was on the East coast

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daeds_714
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ronniejames82
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of realfish
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

One of my “Island Beers”. Top 5 favorites.

Great aroma. Lots of roasted malts and chocolate.

slight hop kick on finish to get you ready for next sip. Very drinkable easy to knock back a few.

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Photo of chrisakavern
3.26/5  rDev -22%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Very Thin for a porter.

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Photo of Icedog
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This porter could pass for a black bock, the long cook required for the black appearance makes it too bitter; yet its smooth malts mask that.
Kept me wishing for more alcohol content, and a hint of bitter hops.
Would compliment spruce neuences nicely; will try it in a Black and Tan for sure.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,349 ratings