Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
93
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6,063 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:
6,063
Reviews:
1,553
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
489
Gots:
1,558
For Trade:
15
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours brilliant deep brown that reveals ruby highlights when held to the light. A modest khaki head is fleeting.

Chocolate, roast malt, and coffee open the aroma. Malted milk balls, toasted nuts, and light floral hops emerge. Chocolate dominates.

Flavor is dominated by a slightly sweet, nutty malt backbone, with notes of cocoa, roast malt, and a hint of coffee adding complexity. There's an underlying dark fruit and spice ester profile that is subtle, but a touch offputting. The finish is dry, nutty, and earthy, but not bitter.

Body is creamy and smooth, slightly full, with carbonation a touch low, and minimal alcohol warmth.

Great malt character. The esters are slightly off to my palate, as I keep detecting banana, but the chocolate notes are well represented, and I love the finish.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,063 ratings.
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