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Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter
6,186 Ratings
Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of larryarms847
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
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 +1.7%

Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a very satisfying dark brown color with a light tan head that is moderate and slow settling that leaves decent ;lacing. The color is close to that of dark chocolate and no light seems to penetrate.

The nose is sweet malt, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, fructose, cloves and a tinge of hops.

The taste is decent with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, malt, sweet tea and subdued hoppiness.

The moutfeel is a tad watery and the most disappointing aspect of this beer. I expect a porter to be a bit richer in texture, this one is lacking in that department.

Overall the flavor and nose make this quite the palatable beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -70.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appears a nice dark brown color, with only slight visibility through the edges. There is a thin tan head that has great staying power and leaves some decent lacing on the glass.

The nose is deep roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. It isn't overwhelming in power, but is very pleasant. The taste follows suit, with good chocolate and coffee notes along with a touch of dark fruits that was not present in the nose. The flavors all work together well and no one thing stands out over the others.

The mouthfeel is fairly smooth with lower than average levels of carbonation. This lacks the creaminess I look for in a porter, but it doesn't detract too much from the overall beer. This is a very well crafted porter, which is very enjoyable, satisfying and refreshing in the right sitting.

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1/5  rDev -76.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,186 ratings
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