Black Butte Porter | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
6,081 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:
6,081
Reviews:
1,559
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
495
Gots:
1,563
For Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,081 |  Reviews: 1,559
Photo of BCborn
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eastbaysteve
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of csurowiec
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ruzzal
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of digital952
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbl_delta
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 06/03/15 poured a deep, dark mahogany color with a one-finger tan head. Medium carbonation. Very well-balanced porter - hints of cocoa, some coffee, very subtle hops, with an understated chocolate finish. Nothing predominates; everything seems to work well together. Creamy-smooth mouthfeel. A really good porter.

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Photo of HopTrips
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The standard in NW Porters.

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Photo of Schimms
4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Pours deep black with red tint. Thin tan head that holds up for a while. Great lacing.

S: Strong coffee with slight sweetness.

T: Great coffee with slight sweetness at the front (as promised by the great scent). Wonderful, perfectly suited porter finish.

F: Light on the tongue with moderate carbonation.

O: Lives up to the hype. So drinkable. Super balance of everything.

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Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dean53
4.94/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at YardHouse

A: Pours deep chestnut brown with a creamy tan head that settles and laces well.

S: Roasted malt, light coffee, a touch of chocolate, a bit earthy, and a little dark fruit.

T: Roasted malt, earthy hops, bready toffee malt sweetness, a little smokey, a touch of faint floral hops on the finish.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I've had this one before but never in a setting where I could review it. I remember it being much better. My suspicion is that this keg wasn't all that fresh. I'll definitely revisit this one. For now, it's just ok.

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Photo of dodge408
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of derekgw123
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jasonboerner
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best porters I've ever had. Chocolate finish tops off this amazing beer.

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Photo of ksedgwick
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

great brew. highly recommended for all dark beer lovers.

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Photo of JGlitz87
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PBIU
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of l0rddavis
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of brayton
2/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Didn't care for it couldn't even finish it.

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Photo of Beernoobie
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LSDIIS
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Metalsnota
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmills3
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 6,081 ratings.
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