Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter
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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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4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Chestnut brown body with a finger's worth of light mocha head. It's creamy and thick and sticks around for awhile. As the head recedes the lace coats the glass. I'm not a fan of thin porters and the appearance of this makes me think I'll enjoy it.

More sweet than roasty on the nose. Juicy raisins, almost grape like, and fresh plums burst out of a slightly sweet roasted underlay. Maybe a bit of bakers chocolate in there as well. Very nice.

The fruity plum and raisin character that's so prevalent in the nose skips across the tongue and stays there as a roasted and cocoa driven character envelopes it.

In my opinion, the mouthfeel is where this beer shines. It's creamy, it's frothy, and it finishes so clean. It almost mimics a nitro tap. The only other beer that I've had that's had a similar feel was Dieu du Ciel's Aphrodisiaque. There must be wheat and/or oats in this. That would explain the retention on that bubba of a head.

Overall, a fantastic Porter. Its got weight in body, depth in flavour, yet remains very clean throughout and sporting archetypal Porter base of sweet and roasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Bob1966
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Dark, like Cola, but not as dark as Guinness. A slight bit of light appears at the edges of the glass as dark, dark red. The head is slightly off white tending toward tan. Lacing on the glass is apparent as the Porter disappears.

Aroma - Malty, roasted, and toffee notes. Very little hop aroma is evident, as it should be for a porter.

Mouthfeel - A pleasant, full bodied effect. Not too much carbonation.

Taste - Sweet, but not overly so. Enough bitterness has been imparted by the hops to balance the maltiness. No harshness at all. A nice amount of roasted chocolate malt is evident, lending a nice overall taste for a porter.

Overall- Excellent Porter! Definitely a winner, and I'll be sure to have another one soon! If only I could reproduce this in my home brew as well!

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,271 ratings