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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4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Mixed and matched a six pack for Deschutes for 15 bucks.

A - Got a full inch of mocha head, more than I expected with a deep black body not too deep as there is a lot of amber hues to the base.
S - Some chalky dark fruit notes, a bit of cocoa, and a level of obvious roast.
T - Smooth, very smooth. The roasted flavors mix with the hops and sweeter malts really make this one tasty brew. I get some dried fruit flavors as well.
M - Light to medium in body, somewhat chewy.

Overall it lives up to the hype it's a very tasty porter with some interesting fruity tones. Not sure if I would get it again though...

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deschutes Black Butte

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a CBS snifter. Served chilled, and left until room temp.

A) Dark brown, with a finger of tan head, which slowly settled to a dusting. A bit of spotty lacing.

S) Roasted coffee beans, a bit of chocolate, and a hint of dark fruit.

T) A nice roasty-toasty flavor, and although I didn't pick up much hops on the nose, it was there on the taste front. There are layers of flavor here. Finishes up with a little chocolate, and a good kick of bitterness.

M) A medium body with a pleasing creamy quality. Coats the mouth nicely. Semi-dry finish.

O) A fine example of a Porter. This wad rich and flavorful. Glad to recommend this brew.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: black, dark with a dark foam head of about a finger at pouring time

Smell: chocolatey, roasted coffee, the smell isn't too strong

Taste: mildly robust with a smoothness, roasted cacao, coffee, a twing of a bitter note towards the end as it sits on my palette, roasted taste as it lingers even more

Mouthfeel: smooth and coats the mouth with appealing flavors that linger.

Overall this hits a very high mark for porters. The smoothness of this porter prevents an assault of roasted flavor and is one of the qualities about this porter that makes it outstanding IMO.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a nonic pint. Best by 7/23/13.

A - Dark brown but not opaque, good clarity. Strong pour gives me a medium sized cap of vanilla head consisting of compact tiny bubbles. Left some streaks in my glass.

S - Smooth chocolate. Nice crystal malt takes the edge of roasty qualities. Biscuity which rounds off a solid aroma. Getting some floral hop aroma in the background.

T - Starts with solid earthy dark chocolate. Hints at some fruity hops in the middle leading to a balancing bitterness on the backend. Roasted malts mix well with its bitterness.

M - Medium body, medium to medium-light carbonation, touch of sweetness that dries out.

O - Nice looking brew that holds a cap though its entirety. Well rounded, complex aroma. Good maltiness that had some hop flavors that were a little out of place but craftly balanced. Body is right on and is very drinkable. Solid brew, only the one criticism with outlandish.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,281 ratings