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:
#1,229
Reviews:
1,595
Ratings:
6,242
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.67
 
 
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507
Gots:
1,653
Trade:
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Ratings: 6,242 |  Reviews: 1,595
Photo of Skibum61
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewshug
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grambo1234
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donbeerlvr
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerhemoth
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fusion7777
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pored into tulip glass. Best by 3/18/18. Rich with chocolate and coffee. Surprisingly smooth to drink.

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Photo of ChrisMartinez
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jurcab788
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zopiac
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Good presentation and flavor with boring mouthfeel and disappears as soon as it's swallowed.

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

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

Ruby brown body, shimmering and deep. Two and a half finger beige head slowly dissipates to a faint ring.
The nose is malty with some char, mollases and earthy hops.
The taste is rich, roasted malts, dark fruit skins, a touch of french caramel sweetness, faint coffee and earthy, herby hops.
Smooth and light mouth feel with a medium body and carbonation with a slight black coffee aftertaste.

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

Photo of k204
2.88/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

IMO, this is too thin and lacks complexity. Perhaps that's what an American Porter should be (hopefully not), but I found Founder's Porter to be the proper porter that Black Butte is not.

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

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

Photo of jbundang9
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThievingDrunkard
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a clear, dark brown color with some deep amber/ruby highlights around the edges when held up to the light. Has a slightly tan head that's about an inch thick when first poured that settles eventually to a film layer of cluster swirls foam that covers most of the beer's surface and a fairly think ring lining the inside of the glass. Aromas of roasted caramel malts along with hints of cocoa and coffee and some roasted nuts. The taste is pretty much the same, with roasted caramel malt sweetness that's followed by cocoa and coffee notes and some roasted nuttiness. There's a bit of an earthy hop presence that has just a bit of bitterness. Nice balance of flavors. Has a crisp, yet smooth and somewhat creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish with a slightly dry aftertaste. A very solid beer here indeed that's spot on for the style.

Eric

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,242 ratings