Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

6,063 Ratings
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle received in a Reddit trade.

Pours a dark black, with a one inch head that descends into little islands of foam on top of the beer.

Smells include roasted malt and chocolate.

Tastes include dark chocolate, medium roasty bitterness, and some floral hop bitterness. Great melding off all the flavors into one big punch of flavor.

Medium bodied, creamy, velvety mouthfeel, slight lingering bitterness, really drinkable.

A great porter, one of the best "normal" porters in the US.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The appearance is almost like a dark molasses just what you'd expect, perfect. There isn't a huge scent, however I think this to be a good thing for a porter. It clearly doesn't have the "rusty or metallic smell" and bitter coffee notes are not over bearing. Taste is excellent. Hard to believe a porter can be this smooth while still packing a fist full of flavor. Light coffee taste, no real chocolate that I picked up, definitely malt and barley but it all works in harmony with no bitterness which adds to a wonderfully light creamy mouthful.

What a truly remarkable beer!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is dark brown with an inch of beige head. Excellent retention with ample lacing. The aroma offers roast, malt, chocolate, toffee, coffee. A hint of smoke and ash with a nice chocolate roast character. Dry finish with some hop bitterness. Malty with light brown sugar and biscuit flavor. Solid.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A beautiful dark, rosy brown that looks earthy. Head is nice light brown that leaves smooth, flowing lines on the glass.

S- Chocolatey, malty, roasty tones abound.

T- Roasted chocolate followed by a malt bitterness. Low hop presence but a balanced, easy drinking flavor.

M- Very light end of porter. Strong carbonation but flows down smoothly.

O- I'll admit, I've loved this beer for 12+ years. If I could only ever have 1 beer this would be it. Why? It isn't the "perfect" beer imho, I've had others that I feel are superior to the style and others that "knock my socks" more, but the perfect balance, smooth drinkability of this brew just makes be love it so. Not to mention that Bend, OR rocks!!!

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 6,063 ratings.
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