Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter
6,174 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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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a freshness date of 3/10/13, poured into a room temp pint glass.

A- Dark, opaque brown color with a touch of ruby red when the light hits just right. A big fluffy tan head to start, it hangs on for a bit then tapers to a film leaving a lot of lacing.

S- Roasted malty sweetness, dark chocolate and hoppy bitterness.

T-The bite is first, then the flavor of the roasted malts and the chocolate.

M- creamy smooth, balanced, lasting flavors. The carbonation is clearly evident to me and it enhances the sip. Not heavy.

O- I'd like to rate the taste a bit higher, not quite to 4.5, so I'll stick with the numbers and get back to the beer!

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a very dark brown almost black pour with 2 fingers of tan head, some nice lacing left behind.
smells of maple syrup, honey, chocolate, oak, toasted grains.
an overall smoky taste that blends perfectly with the sweetness of the malt profile.tasting some chocolate, vanilla, definitely a wood like character. a very tasty porter.
lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation.

a great porter for the most part. i do feel that something this great tasting should have a fuller body though, regardless this is a beer of excellent quality and i'm very glad i finally got to try it.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer in Las Vegas. My review is from notes.

The bar served this bottle with a graduated glass. The coloring was black with brown at the edges. I didn't coax much foam from the pour, which you would expect from a quality porter. The little bit of foam presence stayed on for quite a while.

The coffee flavor is very clean. At the end of each drink I get some nice chocolate notes. I was surprised by the lack of bitterness from the coffee.

This is a very good example of a porter. The flavor is minimal, but very clean in the aftertaste.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 6,174 ratings
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