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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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Photo of JesseMurdock
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of my least favorite of Deschutes' offerings. This porter seems almost subdued. It has a nice creamy dark appearance and hits all the right notes--dark roasted malts, a hint of chocolate. I would have appreciated a little more bitterness to give it a fuller, richer taste. It is slightly too thin. I expect something that feels a little heavier in my mouth when drinking a porter or stout.

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Photo of Emil
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of sennoma
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich, warm, toasty, delicious. Everything you want in a porter. Not sour the way some porters and stouts can be. Bitterness is balanced by toasty rather than sweet malt, great depth of flavour apparent after the initial "high note" of the hops.

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Photo of AlkaholTester
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of sweemzander
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

(A)- Pours an extremely dark brown/ burnt sienna color. Produced a nice cap of tan froth that stuck around awhile before dissipating. Even some lacing was left behind.

(S)- A nice mellow roasted and baked bread profile. Bits of raisin and a very subtle spiciness.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. A nice combination of mellow roastedness with raisin and a dry but subtlely sweet yeasty baked bread.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Fits the bill for the style quite well with a smooth and easy finish.

(O)- Overall, it really is a classic for the style. Have had this numerous times, just never got around to reviewing it, but now that this is now available near me its definitely welcomed.

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Photo of 604growler
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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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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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Treyliff
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A- pours very dark brown with jus a bit if ruby hue creeping through, creamy light tan head that seems to retain forever, leaving a good amount of lace

S- subtle roasted chocolate malt, toasted bread and light floral hop

T- sweet chocolate notes with just a bit of smoky roasted character, a trace of vanilla and cocoa powder with a lightbherbal hop bittness, the finish is slightly sweet leaving a silky chocolate and roasted flavor on the palate

M- medium body with low carbonation, pure velvet on the mouthfeel leads to a nearly perfect silky finish

O- this is the perfect session porter, well balanced all around and nearly perfect mouthfeel, awesome chocolate notes.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jageraholic
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Love porters and been wanting to try this one for awhile. Finally got to thanks to Rizalini. Much appreciated!!

Appearance: fantastic! Shiny, black but still clear (no haziness). Semi rough pour into a tulip gives an inch of head, that fades down into steady 1/8 of an inch throughout the rest of the drinking time. Great lacing.

Smell: dark chocolate, roasted coffee, some bitterness and piney hops in the distance.

Taste: A lot like the smell. Bitter up front, then some chocolate and coffee comes in, roasted coffee, and a dry bitter hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: light on the tongue, maybe a touch too much carbonation. This is the place the lower alcohol shows itself.

Overall: great porter. Not quite founders territory, but if I had this locally, It would be a regular. Would love to try this on Nitro. Think this would really step this beer up into a whole new realm.

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Photo of OUJayhawk1799
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,206 ratings
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