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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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Ratings: 6,186 |  Reviews: 1,586
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

12oz bottle into a glass. had this beer many times, thought i should get around to a review.

looks great in the glass. black with a coffee cream head which persists leaving decent lacing.

aroma is a perfect malty with only fainted roasted malt. also a faint chocolate aroma.

This is a top porter in my opinion. The malts are not overly roasted, so none of that burnt roastiness. it is also not a "smooth" beer, so the mouth and finish are very pleasing.

Overall, just a great porter. I enjoy it every time.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Appearance: Pours a nice black with tan head, leaves tons of lacing

Smell: Nice roasted malts, light sweetness, and some earthy hops

Taste: Nice malty sweetness with coffee and roasted malts, with some earthy hops to round it out

Mouthfeel: A nice medium body with reasonable carbonation for the style.

Overall: Fantastic porter, wish it was easier to come by.

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3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance was muddy dark brown with a half finger of head that dissipated rather quickly. The nose was surprisingly non-descript for a beer that receives as much good press as this offering does on a regular basis. There was some roast in the flavor profile, but this offering lacked the body and the roasted punch that I’d expect in a top notch porter.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a thick light tan head that recedes slowly with plenty of lacing. Color is a dark reddish brown and nearly opaque.
Aroma: dark roasted barley malt, whole wheat bread, some pine hops in the background. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, creamy and a bit syrupy with a powdery dry finish.
Flavor: chocolate, rich roasted barley, molasses, some lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Overall: an outstanding porter. Very well done.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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