Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
93
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6,119 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:
6,119
Reviews:
1,567
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
496
Gots:
1,586
For Trade:
15
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Ratings: 6,119 |  Reviews: 1,567
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a0lbudman
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-black with a large brown head that does not fade and leaves a lace
S-nutty, roasted, vanilla, and a sweet caramel aroma
T-nutty taste comes first, then the roasted malt comes on with a vanilla taste also
M-Medium carbonation, and medium body
o-I liked this a little better than the obsidian

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4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful Color. A deep, dark brown and a nice, thick head when poured in a glass. The smell hits you right away too, a caramelized coffee smell to me. Very bold flavors too. Small sips let you taste the strong coffee and cocoa and it sticks to your tongue in a wonderful way, no weird or funky after-taste. And I also thought it tasted a little malty after I swallowed it, also good. It has a thicker consistency and lacing around the glass. So Yummy!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 6,119 ratings.
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