Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

6,083 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This may be my new favorite winter beer ever. It is malty without being cloying, robust without being overwhelming, and just tastes damn good. Chocolate, coffee... all those good things are present and the smell and taste are in near perfect alignment. I only gave a few lower than 5 ratings because there mut be something I'm missing... it's just too perfect. I must say, it's wonderful to not be kicked in the tongue with excessive hopping, too. I will buy this often.

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

According to the label this dark brew is one of Deschutes' old standbys, but a fairly new addition to the lineup here in Alberta. Please keep 'em coming guys. Poured from a bomber into a pint glass, a brownish black beer grading toward pitch black with some orange-red highlights. Certainly has that old school classic porter look. Aroma is initially bright and fruity, raisins and a whiff of rummy booze, along with scanty citrus hops. The first sip is less sweet than the aroma would suggest. Has that tangy "sour" acidic note that one expects in well-brewed porters, more common in English examples but more than welcome here. Quite dry, flinty, and chalky, with cold strong coffee and charcoal dominant on the palate. Some barley sugar, cacao powder, smoke, and bitter nuts (walnut?) do appear but these facets are low-key. Not particularly fruity. Where this one really stands out is in the mouthfeel. Wickedly creamy and silky smooth, minimally carbonated and coats the mouth a little. This can go down the hatch dangerously quickly despite the rich roasted malts predominating. If you like your porters uber-dark, dry and bitter, but exceptionally smooth, here's your beer.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 6,083 ratings.
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