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:
#1,301
Reviews:
1,602
Ratings:
6,288
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.67
 
 
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508
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1,675
Trade:
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Photo of Antwon616
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jripley97
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SB2017
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Very conflicted about this beer. Overall, the soda-like qualities of appearance and texture put me off, though this porter brings enough flavor and complexity to the game that i can almost overlook the cardinal sin of brewing a highly flavored beer with no discernible satisfaction. It look like less bubbly cola, unfortunately, though the color is really something. The smell is very complex, with some vanilla, malt, and even a bit of hop action. The taste is the same, with a bit of banana and coffee thrown in there as well. Enjoyable flavor, disappointing texture.

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Photo of Nvrmind16
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not what I was expecting , most porters are too much like coffee not this one. Its the right blend of flavors to give it a good dark feel without being heavy like a stout.

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Photo of quack
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chilmer
2.38/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cafequaid
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Matuhg
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtimmerman84
3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

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

First Deschutes since the Abyss about four years ago. Let's see how it goes. Here goes:

A: Pretty good. A little too much body carbonation for a porter, but this isn't a deal-breaker. Pours deep black with a red hue, leaves a large head and adequate lacing. Good.

S: More chocolatey than fruity, but neither quality is really pronounced. Lots of burnt malt, actually, with faint hints of chocolate and some prunes. Again, no scent besides the burnt malt is really pronounced, but it's pretty complex nonetheless.

T: Follows the nose. Faint hints of chocolate w/ dark fruit in the aftertaste. Burnt malt coats the palate.

F: Little light, but alright.

O: Good beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of Half-full
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bltsys
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of pirateclem
3.38/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A bit boozy for a porter. Not bad but not my favorite. First deschutes I’ve been disapointed with.

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Photo of Lahey
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a solid porter. Roasty malt, clean finish. Lighter body with moderate carbonation. Drinkable, sessionable beer. There are other porters I've liked more, usually with and added flavoring like coffee or roasted coconut. This beer is just a little too light on flavor and body for me. It obviously has a good following for a good reason as other reviews show. Just not my favorite.

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

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

Photo of sdm9465
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kristiclimbs
2.85/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,288 ratings