Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

6,083 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass
A: Moderate pour yields 1.5 finger of slightly rocky tan head with great retention. Clear dark brown liquid.
S: Diverse, slightly sweet along with coffee, roast, char, peat, earthy. Perfect. Slight lactose?
T: Great marriage of roast and sweet to open. Full flavored and round. Lactose in the middle. Roast dominates the finish. Pleasantly bitter. Not much hop character at all, but there's some brightness in the finish. maybe that's hops?
M: A tad thin in the open with carbonation a bit large. Phlegmy in the finish. The mouthfeel is the worst part of this beer. But it is still pleasant and above average.
O: A very tasty, sessionable porter. I'd love to have another! Glad this one has stood the test of time. It's still as good as i remember it being 8 years ago! I will buy 6 more.

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4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one is a real winner! Pours roughly from a twelve ounce
bottle into a nonic pint glass a very deep brown/black with traces of red around the edges.beige head that fades fairly quickly, with decent lacing.

Smells of chocolate, brown sugar, and faint coffee.

Taste is the same,starting with chocolate, but with a dark fruity/smoky taste in the middle, and a slightly bitter pleasant coffee taste finishing it out.

Mouthfeel is medium with medium to heavy carbonation for the style. Maybe slightly over carbonated, but that is easily cured with a rough pour and some warming time.

This overall is one of my favorite porters, and one of my favorite beers in general. Outstanding beer, widely available (I bought this six pack at stater bros), and very drinkable. Highly recommended.

Seriously- TRY THIS BEER!

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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark brown almost black with two fingers worth of an amazing mocha brown head that sticks around for a good amount of time and eventually dissipates leaving a nice lacing behind.

S: Roasted malt, coffee, and bitter chocolate.

T: like the nose Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and a sweet note towards the finish.

M: A light to medium velvety smooth body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: An excellent Porter I highly recommend seeking this one out if you can get it.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 6,083 ratings.
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