Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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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
Ratings:
6,104
Reviews:
1,564
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
495
Gots:
1,577
For Trade:
16
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Photo of Markc72
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnlatona
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fehrminator
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldTownBeerGeek
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pure black and tan of course. Smells of molasses, caramel and plum. Yum. A perfect marriage of sweet and toasty on the palate with notes of molasses, black grape, roasted malt and taffy. Medium and not watery as some straight porters tend to be.

How in the world I've avoided this classic for so long is beyond me. But having tried it, I can say it deserves its place in the pantheon. A classic style for the modern drinker, but not trendy. Whatever the F that means.

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Photo of mancavebeercouch
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JM5671
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.86/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of userofthiswebsite
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greencovesteve
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BRuhman
2.99/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CMC73
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fryeguy52
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerguy04
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a coffee black with a tan head. Smell is of coffee beans. Taste is of chocolate and roasted coffee. Mouthfeel is medium. Not quite creamy. Overall great porter.

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Photo of luizcaro
4.91/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mriley_0221
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted at the Portland Public House, served in a 4 oz sample glass. Deep dark brown, but still some clarity, with a nice foam of tan head. Gentle toasted malt aroma with slight char but still some malt sweetness as well. Silky smooth without being too full bodied, layers of nice malt flavors: roasted coffee, burnt caramel, toasted bread, and earthy hops. Finishes with a clean hop and toasted malt bitterness. Terrific balance - hits the mark for a flagship brew.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce bottle copped from Uppercrust in Phoenix. Pours a jet black ebony hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of chocolate and molasses. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of ntanner83
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of El_Brujo_de_A2
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The nose on this brew is of toasted biscuit,roasted coffee beans. Lots of lacing here. One finger thick brown tinted head dissipated quickly. Soft buttery mouth feel. Dry finish. 5.2 ABV is hardly noticeable, it just blends into the roasted coffee bean taste really. A dark roast of a brew. Overall it is a very nice porter.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Black Butte Porter brewed by Deschutes Brewery, with an ABV of 5.20% This American Porter pours out a deep brown color with a small light brown head. This brew has the look of coffee, not saying that is a bad thing. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of Black Butte Porter is rich with roasted grians and malts. There is also a nice sweetness and a decent amount of hop bitterness in the smell as well. So far this porter is really inviting. Now for the taste, it is bold but smooth with flavors. There is alot going on in this brew. You first pick up on the sweet Roasted grains and malts and it end with a nice mild hop bitterness. There is a lot going on in Black Butte Porter. This American Porter has a lot going on in it. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I really like how smooth this brew goes down.
The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Smooth, Roosted, Clean and Refreshing. The body of this brew is a soild medium. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. Overall I'm giving Black Butte Porter a 4.75 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the chance to. Deschutes Brewery, did a super nice job with this brew. If you are a fan of Porters you should look this one up.

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Photo of frozyn
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L -- Very dark brown, slight ruby. Small white had that dissipates quickly from an average pour.

S -- Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, slightly sweet banana bread.

T -- Coffee comes first, followed by general roast. Chocolate comes in later, with a nice light sweetness. I get momentary notions of the banana bread, which I would be interested in here.

F -- Medium body, good carbonation.

O -- A very nice beer.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
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