Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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6,083 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
Ratings:
6,083
Reviews:
1,560
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
494
Gots:
1,563
For Trade:
15
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Bills453
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into my new belgium chalice.

Appearance - very dark in color. Look like I poured a cup of coffee. bit of a head that dissipated quickly. decent lacing on the glass.

Smell - not too strong. I can smell some roastiness and hints of chocolate. I also smell an earth smell of oats maybe?

Taste - the taste is not very bold. I like most of my beers to be bolder than what this is offering. The Founders Porter is absolutely brilliant and what I compare most porters to, and this one unfortunately for me is not holding up.

Mouthfeel - normal

Overall - mostly my notes from the Taste area come into play in my overall rating as well. It is an average porter offer which really surprised me due to all of the praise and anticipation for this beer in Ohio.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Appearance: Very dark (slightly red when the light shines through the right way) with a light tan head.

Smell: Roasted malt and a bit of coffee.

Taste: Slightly sweet. Malty slightly coffee taste that leads into mild bitterness. No alcohol taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium thickness, well carbonated.

Overall: A very good, pretty standard stout. Comparing it to Guinness Draught (since everyone has had that, and it is a similar price), I would say Black Butte is a bit thicker, sweeter, and with a better aftertaste.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with thick very thick foamy, brown head. The aroma is OK. Roasted coffee mainly with hints of dark chocolate. The taste is superb, though. Roasted coffee with hints of dark chocolate at the beginning. Leaves a mild bitter aftertaste at the end. Very flavorful beer. Would definitely recommend with an after dinner dessert.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Photo of larryarms847
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black/dark brown in appearance with an off white four finger head.

Smells of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits.

Tastes of slightly stale coffee, slight hint of chocolate, and raisins

Mouthfeel is very sweet, a nicer hop profile may do this beer more justice.

Overall another excellent brew from Deschutes and one of my favorite porters.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 6,083 ratings.
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