Black Butte Porter® Clone - Dark Hill Porter (Extract)

Black Butte Porter® Clone - Dark Hill Porter (Extract)

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Dark Hill Porter is a tribute to one of our favorite west coast porters.  This Black Butte Porter clone, commercially brewed by Deschutes Brewery in Oregon, is one of the most well-rounded porters out there.  Being bittered with Bravo hops helps to initially balance the malty backbone, but that bitterness fades quickly, providing a smooth transition into the complex flavors of four different steeping grains.  This combination of Wheat, Carapils, Crystal 120L, and Chocolate malts create a rounded mouthfeel and chocolate flavor.  

If you like dark beers, you're going to love our Dark Hill Porter.  If you don't like dark beers, this just might be the one to change your mind!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.050-55
  • SRM (Color Range): 27
  • IBUs: 22-27 
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.3%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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Black Butte, one of my favorates
Valued C on Mar 3, 2023
Black Butte porter is my all time favorite brew. Hoping this will be a good clone.
Scott J on Feb 15, 2023
Black Butte, one of my favorates
Valued C on Mar 3, 2023
my always go to favorite
Ricky K on Feb 17, 2023
Black Butte porter is my all time favorite brew. Hoping this will be a good clone.
Scott J on Feb 15, 2023
I’ve had this before; a friend made it.
Rick s on Jan 31, 2023
It's a great clone and my dad's favorite, so I make it for him
Carl B on Jan 5, 2023
Tried it Before liked it along with Black Butte
Ricky K on Dec 5, 2022
I like porter
John C. P on Dec 3, 2022
Your most consistent porter.
chris p on Nov 10, 2022
Had it before and liked it
David M on Oct 11, 2022
I make it for my dad. He loves it
Carl B on Aug 9, 2022
porter is good
Fred B on Jul 2, 2022
Porters rule!!
Mark O on Apr 20, 2022
it's my dads favorite
Carl B on Dec 14, 2021
I love Black Butte porter!
Chris M on Dec 2, 2021
I love this beer and thought it was cool when I saw a clone kit
Joseph P on Nov 5, 2021
Malty Porter... Really? That's heaven on earth!
Wayne G on Oct 12, 2021
my dad loves this clone recipe
Carl B on Aug 4, 2021
I am stationed overseas and need all dry ingredients
Sheryl B on Apr 3, 2021
Want to make a porter! Figured I start out with a clone of one of the best.
Josh A on Mar 24, 2021
I like black butte porter and hope this does taste the same.
Mike T on Feb 3, 2021
i like porter
Michael K on Jan 30, 2021
i make this for my dad and he loves it
Carl B on Jan 26, 2021
Second try, liked it the first time.
Michael W S on Jan 25, 2021
love Black Butte
john b on Jan 25, 2021
your kits are always good. Thought I would try this one
Joseph T on Jan 20, 2021
Black Butte is one of my favorite beers. I remember when this was a bargain beer at 7-11 and would love to make it at home.
Michael B on Jan 11, 2021
Deschutes Black Butte Porter is one of my favorite commercial beers.
bruce f on Jan 11, 2021
I want to see how close it is to Deschutes.
Robert L on Nov 12, 2020
Looking for a winter Porter and I like this beer.
David M on Nov 11, 2020
I liked Black Butte
Orion K on Oct 7, 2020
Have not done this one yet like the porter
jeff h on Sep 23, 2020
Added vanilla and lactose to it last time and it was delicious
Bob D on Sep 23, 2020
Looks interesting. I love Black Butte porter.
Evan B on Sep 22, 2020
Need a new porter, nothing gimmicky.
Jeffery C on Aug 26, 2020
Joel P on Aug 13, 2020
I like Black Butte Porter
Rich B on Jul 1, 2020
Curious to try it
Gregory G on May 26, 2020
Son likes dark beers
Brian b on May 14, 2020
Great porter
jeff h on Mar 24, 2020
I love a good dark beer
Adam E on Feb 4, 2020
I love Black Butte Porter
Lori Z on Jan 9, 2020
I love Porters
David D on Dec 20, 2019
Recommended by my son
Jeffrey W on Dec 16, 2019
Tasty. Similar to the original.
mark S on Nov 8, 2019
Had this beer at the source and really liked it.
mark S on Aug 30, 2019
Love Black Butte Porter
John G on Aug 28, 2019
I love black Butte Porter
Kdean on Jun 25, 2019
I love Bend OR
Jonathan B on Jun 8, 2019
Love Black Butte Porter
Mark S on Apr 26, 2019
Awesome kit. Very close to Black Butte Porter. Add a little coffee and it's perfect
Mike B on Apr 16, 2019
my always go to favorite
Ricky K on Feb 17, 2023
I’ve had this before; a friend made it.
Rick s on Jan 31, 2023
What yeast did you use for this Porter and how much?
Phillip Williams on Feb 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: US-05 is my go to yeast in most brews that do require a special strain. 05 always produces well and clean. I also always rehydrate and make a starter the day before with the stir plate

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Rated 5 out of 5
spot on clone
I brew this one for my dad. It's the only "fancy" beer he likes.
We live just south of Bend so the real deal is fresh and close. This kit nails it every time. one month in the primary and it's good to go.
January 11, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect palette pleaser.
This porter came out perfect for my preferences- drier, low alcohol and no crazy flavor additions. An excellent fall porter. I’d get this again.
Jet black porter deliciousness.
Jet black porter deliciousness.
November 1, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Incredible Espresso Carmel cherry tones
This kit makes for a large bold stout and by adding extra malt the alcohol by volume should be in the mid to upper teens. Aging 2-6 months in a bourbon barrel can only be a better :-)
August 16, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best Porter
This beer reminds me of Deschutes Black Butte Porter. At the last min of the boil add fresh ground Espresso beans in a grain bag.
November 18, 2017