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:
#2,497
Reviews:
1,623
Ratings:
6,373
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
Wants:
517
Gots:
1,733
Trade:
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Photo of Rubezahl
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, with a moderate tan head. Aroma and flavor are chocolate, dark roasted malts, and dark fruit/fig. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin.

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

Photo of thindor
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grelwing
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Very dark, almost black.
Smell: Like most porters I've encountered, smells of coffee and chocolate with a taste to match.
Taste: Sweet and malty with a little hops.
Feel: Medium, with average carbination
Overall: My go-to beer when I'm not sure what I want to drink.

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

Photo of Lesiergreshman
3.57/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Unclevince
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

LOOK - Very dark - slight light penetration. Reddish/brown hue.
SMELL - Some chocolate/coffee/toffee - dark roasted grains.
TASTE - Slight hops - nice bite upfront. Chocolate and coffee hints. Quite dry and toasty. Gets even more dry as you go.
FEEL - Medium bodied - hoped for a fuller feel. Got pretty flat pretty quickly
OVERALL - A really good porter - I think of porters being a tad bit sweeter but this is really good.

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Photo of vheissu15
4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of twage04
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black with medium carbonation. Aroma is a hint of roast, malt. Taste is baking chocolate, a little roast, some maltiness. Very easy drinking with complex flavor that keeps it from being something you could guzzle through easily.

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

On tap at Roanoke
Dark mahogany with ebony highlights, scant tan head
Smells like Chocolate, coffee, peanut
Tastes like coffee, walnuts, dark chocolate
Light enough to drink a lot, no flaws, slight char aftertaste.
Super porter with well deserved rep

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Photo of Bill69
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtollefson
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bucrogers26th
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Craig007
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of singletary
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. The smell is of chocolate, mild malts also. Taste is where it shines, sweet chocolate and malts with a little hop taste. The feel is smooth and easy to drink. One of the better porters I have tried.

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Photo of Flylikeabeagle
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer is pitch black with a thin head. The smell is a mix of roasted malts, coffee, and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is very similar. There is a slight bitterness that is cut by the sweetness. Beer has average carbonation and is medium bodied.

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Photo of BlackBeerDown
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superwho24
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,373 ratings