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Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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6,182 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:
#1,194
Reviews:
1,586
Ratings:
6,182
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.67
 
 
Wants:
500
Gots:
1,611
Trade:
14
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Photo of chill-i-am
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of austinc94
3.15/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dodgerfan_33
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a nice porter fir the price at 8:99 a six pack.

L: This has a nice look dark in color with about a finger of head.

S: light hop bitterness , malty , coffee and chocolate and a bit resigns

T: This is a very easy drinking porter. Well balanced on the flavor and overall just a great taste for 5.2 ABV.

F : Slight carbonation, not to heavy, very drinkable.

Overall I really enjoy this porter, definetely a nice balance of flavor and tart just what I expect from a porter. Not to sweet either.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark opaque color with creamy lined lacing. Smells of nuts, light coffee, cocoa, and dark malts. Taste is similar with stronger malt and some brown sugar. Goes down very easy with a rich but smooth body. Just a great porter.

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Photo of Cindicameron
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Quality porter. Didn't notice any chocolate taste, but nice beer. It got better after breathing a bit in the glass.

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Photo of Cpw302
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of StormAles
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SirFolmarv
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A slightly sweet hearty Porter. Lightly off white head with some light lacing. Goes down smooth. Good mouth feel and very drinkable. Not a complete standout from the crowd, but definitely quality.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of satisfied1013
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EersandBeers
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Luckydog91
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Sams442
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GregSemenza
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Poured into pint glass. It pours nearly black with dark walnut and cola hues when held to the light, and a large, foamy, khaki-colored head and lacing. The nose features roasted malt, burnt coffee, and nuts. The taste is similar to the nose but there is an additional hoppy bitterness at the finish. This Porter is fairly light in body with moderate carbonation, and with an ABV of only 5.2% and only 30 IBU, it's really easy to drink. Overall, it's quite good.

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Photo of beergoot
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Deep, dark brown body topped with a thick, frothy, light tan head. Robust aroma of charred grain with notes of chocolate; roasted nuts. Rich, malty flavor; milk chocolate; cocoa and marshmallows; brown sugar hints; fine bitterness for depth and complexity. Heavy body.

It has been many years since I last tried this beer. It still stands up as a fine example of the American porter style. It delivers a lot of dark, rich lusciousness to the palate; deep sweetness without being cloying and enough bitterness and a touch of dryness to balance everything out. An excellent dark ale.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Super-deep blackish brown with only the faintest of red hues coming through. Big 'ol creamy, thick khaki head that won't quit. Roasty malt is strong on the nose. There's a lot of chocolate in the taste, and there's a rich creaminess, too. Still, a touch of bitterness to balance. Its body is rich and substantial, a lot like a stout. A good beer, but not necessarily one unique enough to seek out.

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Photo of Brewski_1985
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tastes awesome for Fall weather. This beer is amazing.

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Photo of dave_ackbar
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed with bacon and a chocolate muffin.

Thin head of fine bubbles, plenty of lacing. Two thirds black, with reddish-brown towards the bottom. Fair amount of carbonation.

Smells of malty chocolate with a hint of coffee

Taste follows the nose, understated, with carbonation popping relentless. Taste reminds me of Black Toad Ale, without the without the grimy twist.

The carb storm settles down by the end of the first pint, by the beginning of the second pint, the experience becomes Grand!

Not bad, it certainly seems boring (style, %), at first, especially compared to their ruling Obsidian Stout, but towards the middle of the second pint, it's old charms present itself commendably. Good show.

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Photo of Jcbroome
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,182 ratings
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