Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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6,270 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:
#1,269
Reviews:
1,599
Ratings:
6,270
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.67
 
 
Wants:
507
Gots:
1,667
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 6,270 |  Reviews: 1,599
Photo of Deebap
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jacobcooper06
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skibum61
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewshug
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grambo1234
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donbeerlvr
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerhemoth
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fusion7777
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmilton
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pored into tulip glass. Best by 3/18/18. Rich with chocolate and coffee. Surprisingly smooth to drink.

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

Photo of lebriarjr
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jurcab788
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zopiac
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Good presentation and flavor with boring mouthfeel and disappears as soon as it's swallowed.

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Photo of Duncian
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Ruby brown body, shimmering and deep. Two and a half finger beige head slowly dissipates to a faint ring.
The nose is malty with some char, mollases and earthy hops.
The taste is rich, roasted malts, dark fruit skins, a touch of french caramel sweetness, faint coffee and earthy, herby hops.
Smooth and light mouth feel with a medium body and carbonation with a slight black coffee aftertaste.

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4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of k204
2.88/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

IMO, this is too thin and lacks complexity. Perhaps that's what an American Porter should be (hopefully not), but I found Founder's Porter to be the proper porter that Black Butte is not.

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Photo of evanschaaf
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,270 ratings