Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
6,063 Ratings
Black Butte PorterBlack Butte Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,063
Reviews:
1,553
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
489
Gots:
1,558
For Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,063 |  Reviews: 1,553
Photo of Aoyoc
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bum4ever
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aqualad
4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lucaskowalik
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a Spiegelau stout glass.
L- Amber cola color from the bottle which settles into a dark brown liquid in the glass with a brilliant, clear amber glow. Good carbonation and thin, tan head atop.
S- Chocolate, dark fruit, bread, citrus from the hops, earthy beets smell, and a distinct caramel sweetness.
T- Same as the nose with an upfront smoky dryness which helps calm the sweet notes.
F- Medium bodied with a lingering dryness.
O- A very drinkable beer. It stays true to the style and does try to do anything extravagant. I do find it a bit too thin and would like bolder flavors

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Photo of Spacedog666
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Black with mahogany highlights. Brown head with plenty of lacing.

The aroma is immediately burnt - little bight of a chemical or charcoal. Some sugar cane. Earthy and sweet

Taste follows the smell closely. Dense burnt rye flavors with just enough sweetness to recognize it as a porter. Lots of dates and raisins in the back end and noticeable hops in the finish. Smokiness and a sugar tackiness lingers. A bit light and perhaps lacking in alcohol.

Smooth full bodied and light carbonation that allows the flavors to remain in the front.

Ideal american porter

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Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Demi
2.6/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DreDay
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of clayrock81
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with one-finger tan head and left lace ring. Aroma had bits of charred malt and coffee along w/ bitter chocolate. Smooth beer w/ a light to medium body that had a subtle chocolate sweetness that made beer easy to drink and then it finished with a slightly roasted coffee taste.

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Photo of Jodio
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deschutes Black Butte Porter, 5.2% ABV, 30 IBU. Pours medium viscosity and dark brown/light black, with not much head on a careful taproom pour. Nose is sweet malt, taste is malt, chocolate, and a slight bitter close. Mouthfeel is just OK, due to a bit of over carbonation. Overall decent.

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Photo of NightINgale
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bartleby91
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beejay
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black body with a large rocky tan head.

S: Caramel, chocolate, and dark malt. Brown sugar, grainy bread in the finish.

T: Chocolate, and caramel with a nice malt backbone. Finish is bready and delicious.

M: Medium in feel, with fine but plentiful carbonation.

O: Overall, just a damn fine porter.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of basaywhat
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin, long-lasting off-white foam head. Aroma is chocolate and mild roast. Flavor is chocolate, roast, and coffee, with a creamy, slightly bitter mouthfeel.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of token_23223
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cyrano41
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sam1991
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DSizzle
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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