Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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4.18/5
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6,225 Ratings
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:
#1,206
Reviews:
1,593
Ratings:
6,225
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.67
 
 
Wants:
503
Gots:
1,638
Trade:
14
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 6,225 |  Reviews: 1,593
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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

Photo of rabbott2
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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Photo of Yooper_textured_flavor
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ericjb9
3.05/5  rDev -27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Easy drinking porter. Got on draft.

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

Photo of JRB2018
4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Anayalator
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great looking beer. One of the darkest I’ve seen even held near light. Tan head but not a thick head. Smells like coffee and (ginger?)bread due to live yeast added. Tastes better than it smells imo but both great. Not too much hint of coffee. Just right. Feels smooth like most porters with balanced bitterness. One of the best brews I’ve personally ever had.

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2.16/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured dark with garnet red tinge. Limited temporary head, slight lacing.
Slight smell is sweet malt.
Taste is coffee with sweetish malt overtone and an almost indescribable green malt lingering aftertaste.
Mouth is watery thin, mild carbonation.
I am puzzled how some rave over this this beer.
I have a very favorite porter and I like several others.

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4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

16oz nitro draft presentation into a pint glass boasts a night black body resting beneath a persistent 1/4in blanket of cream colored head leaving erratic webbed lacing.

Aroma is all roasty malt with no particular affinity, meaning neither coffee nor chocolate forward.

Flavor matches.

Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, full, and perfect with a dry finish.

Overall one of the best.

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4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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2.88/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

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

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cordyceps
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ragnarok805
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite go to beer. If I am ever stuck on deciding what I want it always ends with me leaving with Black Butte. The smoothness is amazing and taste unmatched by any. Subtle coffee and chocolate as you would expect from a Porter but not overwhelmingly sweet. When people claim to not like dark beer I turn to this to change their opinion and it has not failed me once.

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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,225 ratings
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