Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
93
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6,064 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:
6,064
Reviews:
1,553
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
489
Gots:
1,558
For Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,064 |  Reviews: 1,553
Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ofYYC
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours the darkest brown, a touch of red, almost black. Thick tan head. Malty, bready, toasty, roasty, smooth. A hint of hops. Definitely bready, but more on the dark toast side than fresh-baked. Dark, but not overpowering. Overall, a great beer, and a good Porter.

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Photo of JWess
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ToddCommish
4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tony_moles
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitekid
4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zaktcc
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dobroblues
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwbetts
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spursfaninla
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

really liked it better than their stout. Very drinkable, with a nice mellow background flavor. The flavors are subtle. Creamy mouthfeel, no bitter aftertaste, and smell is also somewhat muted. Good if you are going for mellow.

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Photo of the_encinitan
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KNGD821
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of slhuggy
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bullyy56
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Being new to drinking, this is my 2nd true craft beer I've had, and the 6th one overall.
The look is dark, an almost dark amber color. Very nice foamy head after an aggressive pour.
As for the smell, you can definitely smell some coffee and chocolate, as expected of a Porter. No boozy or off putting smells to be had.
The taste is vibrant with coffee and bakers chocolate, not much bitterness.
The feel is very creamy, and very easy on the palate. No dryness on the back end, and not much of a lingering aftertaste.
All in all, probably the easiest craft beer to drink that I've had so far. At 5.2 abv, it is highly sessionable and all the more enjoyable. I love that it's available in a 6 pack, especially since I just got off work! It's definitely worth a try if you want to go beyond pale ales and lagers

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Photo of m_hall
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz longneck bottle into a nonic pint. Extremely dark brown, almost black, with just the barest hint of light coming through the edges. The head is two fingers tall, pillow-you, falling away slowly while leaving a good bit of sticky lacing.

Aroma is mildly sweet, roasted malts, with a bit of toasted bread.

Flavors start out with dark semisweet chocolate up front, with a bit of caramelized sugar. This leads into rich tones of coffee, toasted nuts, with just a touch of herbal hops in the background. The finish is drying and bitter with both hop and coffee notes but not overly long on the palate.

Mouth feel is medium bodied, smooth, very easy drinking, lightly carbonated. The alcohol at 5.2% ABV invites you to have more than one.

Deschutes hit all the marks with Black Butte- rich flavors and easy drinking character make this the model of what a great Porter should be, for me. It's great out of the bottle, and amazing if you cam find it on draft... this one is definitely going to become a go-to beer for me.

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Photo of kkarimi
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCPhD
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmh21
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggtriksta
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,064 ratings.
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