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:
6,083
Reviews:
1,560
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
494
Gots:
1,563
For Trade:
15
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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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Photo of cwkash
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Deschutes is an amazing brewer. They dabble in so many styles and do so very well.

Look- Very dark ruby brown. There is a light tan, fairly thick with a creamy appearance. There is a bit of lacing.

Smell- Chocolate and a little banana.

Taste- Chocolate and banana again, with banana being more dominant. There is a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Milky, but not heavy enough to feel creamy. I would list the body as medium. A little bit of a hoppy bite on the swallow. The aftertaste is light, lingering and bitter banana stays with you.

Overall- I am a fan of stouts, so I need to be careful when rating porters. This one is certainly one the better porters I have tried, to date.

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Photo of km02600
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rufus1
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A dark brown almost black porter except for some dark cherry highlights. Two finger head that dissipates quickly leaving a rim of foam at the edges. Lots of lacing. Smells of sweet malts, definitive chocolate (semi-sweet), with a wonder full tobacco warehouse aroma. The taste is a follow through of the aroma with the addition of mild lightly coffee. Lush and juicy. Chewy. Smooth as silk. Overall this a a fine porter that is only produced by the best of the Craft Breweries. I will definitely keep some on hand. This one leaves you craving another. If you are tasting this for the first time I suggest you buy two. You will need the second.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black and leaves the same color body with a two finger white foamy head that dies within thirty seconds, good amount of lacing left in the wake, smell has a lot of milk chocolate up front but tries to balance with some coffee, taste is exceptionally sweet through the chocolate, smooth on the palate and pretty drinkable, this is a very good American Porter that one should not pass up on if seen.

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Photo of Dms844
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MinerBob
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours the typical dark porter color. The smell is coffee beans and vanilla. The flavor is predominantly coffee with cream. My only deduction on mouth feel is it's a little thin for a porter but overall a darn good beer.

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Photo of Sayb
4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Am94w7
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NonicPanic
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jglaw1
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Solid porter. Had on way to Bend.

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Photo of fizzician
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uncleotis
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krusader
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joshautry
2.71/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
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