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
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#2,291
Reviews:
1,608
Ratings:
6,318
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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Photo of PrynneCabin
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersampler6
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Delicious, rich, smooth porter that really impressed me. Dark brown, almost black color with some slowly-fading tan head and some nice sheets of lingering lacing. Smells of roast coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes similarly, along with caramel, vanilla and malt. Amazingly smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Good amount of carbonation. I’m used to a little more bite when I sample porters and this one is just so buttery smooth. Well done!

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Photo of Rockhead
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mngermanshepherd
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cjard
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LostHighway
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RockDocAZ
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Mustela_Man
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinFinneran226
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

It’s probably not the beer’s fault that I give it lower marks as I’m more used to the cranked-up stouts and imperial stouts. Poured a beautiful black without much head, but with lots of sticky lacing. Smelled of roasted coffee and chocolate, toasty malt, inviting but not too complex. Taste follows, with some bitterness from the roasted malt and slight hop bitterness. Feels slightly creamy, but less robust than I would like, thin at times. Extremely drinkable - goes down smooth.

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

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

Photo of martini276
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBass
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wati47
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 406theman
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark but somewhat reddish when held to the light. Had a good toasty malt smell. Medium pleasant mouthful and an awesome taste of smooth bitterness with a dark chocolate flavor. Loved this beer I should drink more like this.

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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trailboss76
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

About the color of a cola. An inviting tan-ish head, initially thin then grows to a medium frothy-ness. Though it's a Porter it has more bitterness than most. Bottle declares - "Notes of rich chocolate and coffee, a luscious creaminess and a roasted finish." I'm in agreement with the coffee and roasted finish mostly. Not at the top of the list of my favorite Porters but I'm a Porter guy and would grab this ahead of 80% of the IPA's out there.

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

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

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

Photo of Tlock
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,318 ratings