Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter
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4.18 w/ 6,151 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: 6,151 |  Reviews: 1,576
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4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour is deep brown, almost black (90 EBC), the three finger head is brown and compact. It sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is malty with chocolate, marzipan and a hint of grass. Some alcohol in the background and a touch of bitterness.

The taste is smooth with just some sweetness in the background. Chocolate, hints of wood and malt sourness. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is as smooth with dark chocolate, hints of dried fruits and a mellow sourness.

The carbonation is fresh, the mid-sized bubbles short-lived. The liquid is smooth.

A solid American porter that isn’t that American.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a good Porter but not great. The mouthfeel is not what I would expect in a Porter that smells this good. Have only rated a few Porters but after three Seattle Brewery tours I have tasted some good ones and had a guide to help understand the brew. I plan on seeking out some more Porters so I can be better at understanding by taste. Definitely would recommend for others to give it a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.86/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Jet black with a rocky long lasting khaki head. Soft nose of espresso, baking chocolate, fruity, citrusy hops. Taste follows nose with a sweet, iced coffee flavor followed by milk chocolate, raisins, figs, ending with a citrus hop bitterness. Soft carbonation with a creamy almost nitro mouthfeel. A coffee lovers beer, totally delicious. No wonder this is Joe Rogans favorite beer.

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4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 90.2% out of 100 with 6,151 ratings
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