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Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
Exceptional
6,202 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
Ranking:
#1,196
Reviews:
1,588
Ratings:
6,202
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.67
 
 
Wants:
499
Gots:
1,623
Trade:
14
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(4.5) A: Near black with a very tall and foamy dirty tan coloured head. Very long lasting retention with lacing that clings in sheets to the glass. This is the best looking porter I’ve seen in a long time.

(4.0) S: Roasted malt, fruity (citrus & tropical), damp woods, nutty elements, and lighter caramel. Nicely balanced with a smooth and subtle aroma that’s well integrated.

(3.75) T: Fruity with a mostly tropical profile (bananas), roasted malts (bit of chocolate/coffee), darker fruits, faint smoke, and caramel. Smooth and creamy with quite a lingering dryness. With the fruity presence this leans towards hoppy but the roasted malt provides a bit of balance.

(4.0) M: Lighter bodied with a moderate carbonation. Creamy with a bit of slickness.

(3.75) D: My expectations may have been a bit too high, however I also do prefer porters that are less fruit focused and lean towards the malty side. This is still very good and I can appreciate it for what it is but just not my style of porter.

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

12oz brown bottle

Black Butte Porter was black in color with a thick, frothy, tan head. It had very good retention and lacing. The smell was sweet malt, coffee, and a little chocolate. The taste was sweet malt, chocolate, and hop favors with excellent balance between sweetness and bitterness. The mouthfeel was good with a medium-full body and moderate carbonation. The finish was fairly long with a little bitterness. Overall this is a very good beer and we'll worth trying out.

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

A welcome addition to Ontario and lots of flavour for the (reasonably low) 5.2% ABV.

Pours a thin near-black with auburn highlights at the edge of the glass and a wonderfully creamy looking, cappuccino-coloured head. This creaminess doesn't translate into the mouthfeel as much as I'd hoped, but it's still enjoyable. Mild aroma even after the beer warms of roasted dark malts with some milk chocolate tones. Pleasant, but not overwhelming. The taste is well balanced and light, making this a very sessionable choice. Chocolate and toffee tones blend well with the malt body, and a reasonable hop bitterness eliminates any cloying sweetness in the finish.

An excellent American porter that I look forward to enjoying more regularly than has been possible in the past!

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,202 ratings
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