Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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6,288 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:
#1,305
Reviews:
1,602
Ratings:
6,288
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.67
 
 
Wants:
508
Gots:
1,675
Trade:
14
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not quite black pour that lets just a litle light through.

Smell is light chocalte and coffee, roasted malts with little hops

Taste is choaclate and dark fruits, dark malts with a very small trace of hops to round it out, well balanced flavor verry drinkable.

The mouthfell is a little thin for the style

Well there are definitely better porters out there but this is damn good, would gladly have this agian if i could get it in my state.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a dark brown with a 2 finger light tan head. Thick clump walls of lacing.

Toast, maple, chestnut, toffee

Sweet toasted malts, toffee, light coffee,

Very smooth and drinkable beer. Nice sweetness balanced with toast and faint coffee.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Best by 9/30/13" printed on the bottle.

An aggressive pour gets me a finger of sand colored head over a nearly black body that looks a deep rich brown on the edges when held up to the light. Retains a little head on top and laces up well.

I smell a rich caramel roasted malt up front. A hint of dark fruit and some toffee help flesh out the nose. Rich notes of coffee and chocolate are also noticed intermingled.

The taste is a little subdued compared to what the nose promised, but not bad. Caramelized malt, dark chocolate and coffee are what I get.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied but I feel that the carbonation is a little too aggressive. The beer lightly coats the tongue.

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Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,288 ratings