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Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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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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(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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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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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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