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Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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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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3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to BubalooBrewMaster for this beer.

12oz bottle with a Best By Date of 07/24/14. Pours a very dark brownish black color with very little head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is roasted malts, vanilla, caramel, and earth. The taste is roasted malts, charcoal, chocolate, and hints of vanilla. Earth and roasted malts towards the end. Charcoal and light chocolate at the end. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Overall, a decent Porter, but nothing to0 special.

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4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Deschutes Black Butte Porter – 5.2% ABV – Consumed March 21, 2013.

Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black, with deep ruby edges, one finger of rocky beige froth, and sheets of sticky lacing on the tulip. A near-perfect look.

Smell is roasted malt, slight smoke, burnt toast, leather, vinous notes, raisin, cookie crumble, ashtray, and must. Deep, robust, and layered aromas.

Taste is roasted malt, burnt toast, malty tartness, crisp, tangy and drying hop bite with roasted, leathery, and ashy afters on the cough. Straightforward but enjoyable, and exactly what I expect from a Robust Porter. Awesome.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a lush and velvety middle, brief malty tartness precedes a crisp and tangy hop bite with a bone-dry finish. Spot on for the style.

Overall, this is a textbook roasted-ashy porter with big, layered flavours and rich texture.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Very dark black and a khaki head. This is a very dark beer. No wonder they give it its name.

S: Charred oats, bitter chocolate, malt.

T: Charred oats as said. Burnt chocolate, some hops, biscuit, toast, malt. Honestly I'm not too keen on the taste. It's a great beer no doubt, but I don't see what the hype is about.

M: Medium to thick-ish. Kind of a rough velvety feel.

O: A great brew, but like I said: the flavor on this one isn't my favorite. It's a bit too charred for me- as if the malts were a tad over done. I liked the beer overall, though.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,204 ratings
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