Black Butte Porter® Clone - Dark Hill Porter (All Grain)

Black Butte Porter® Clone - Dark Hill Porter (All Grain)

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One of our favorite west coast porters is now available in "hombrew" form!  Our 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 character malts.  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 grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.


ABV %5.3
Beer StyleStout & Porter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Taste great
Randy Densmore J on Sep 4, 2021
Black Butte is my favorite, and so hard to find in NY!
Ryan B on Jul 29, 2021
Taste great
Randy Densmore J on Sep 4, 2021
Getting close to fall and dark beers!
Patrick C on Aug 20, 2021
Black Butte is my favorite, and so hard to find in NY!
Ryan B on Jul 29, 2021
Black Butte is my favorite beer
BFI on Jul 19, 2021
I like porter, the reviews were really good
Charles B on Jun 18, 2021
Love Black Butte porter. Will see how this works out.
Greg M on Apr 7, 2021
Made it before. Awesome.
Andrew R on Feb 28, 2021
Solid porter, try it on nitro!
Cindy C on Feb 15, 2021
Second time ordering, the first batch was excellent.
Beau J I on Jan 27, 2021
Second try, liked it the first time.
Michael W S on Jan 25, 2021
Wife likes Deschutes
Valued C on Jan 16, 2021
Like Deschutes Black Butte Porter
David W on Jan 13, 2021
Easy porter to brew
Joe S on Jan 12, 2021
Never have made a Porter
Jim G on Jan 5, 2021
it's wonderful
David G on Dec 31, 2020
Good reviews and Black Butte is a favorite
JEFF S on Dec 15, 2020
first stout. why not?
Mark S P on Dec 14, 2020
I like black butte porter
Charlie B on Dec 11, 2020
First batch was delicious.
Valued C on Dec 3, 2020
Love Porters in the cold weather
David G on Nov 19, 2020
reviews & price
Andrew R on Nov 14, 2020
Its cooling off need a cold weather beer.
Josh T on Nov 10, 2020
Wanted a porter, Black Butte one of my favorites
Ronald S on Nov 5, 2020
Winter is coming.
Beau J I on Oct 31, 2020
to go with the yeast
aaron w on Oct 31, 2020
black butte porter is my favorite porter
Daniel C on Oct 20, 2020
It's a solid porter.
David D on Oct 10, 2020
Black Butte is my favorite Porter. Wanted to compare to my clone.
Daniel C on Aug 26, 2020
Black Butte is one of my favorite porters.
Ben Reed on Aug 25, 2020
Love porters
john krousey on Aug 12, 2020
Tayler H on Jul 24, 2020
it was cheaper then buying the ingredients individually
Trevor P on Jul 15, 2020
this was the first kit we brewed and my father was pleased and wants another batch
CARL B on Jul 4, 2020
Brewed several times and love it
S L on Jul 2, 2020
I enjoy porters
Craig Robb on Jun 18, 2020
I Like dark beer
Jerry Mack on Jun 4, 2020
Looks good
Chad S on Jun 4, 2020
Recently moved the NY from WA. I miss all of Deschute's beers, but this one is my favorite. Hope it turns out like the real thing.
Franklin T on May 12, 2020
My dad and I will brew this together
CARL B on May 7, 2020
It's delicious
Trevor H on May 5, 2020
Wife loves it
Thomas E on Apr 9, 2020
Want a dark beer and they make great beer
Jim P on Apr 4, 2020
Love this beer
Tony S on Apr 1, 2020
Looks good
John on Mar 26, 2020
I love porters
Kevin J on Mar 26, 2020
I've brewed it before and I love it.
S L on Mar 20, 2020
My wife got it for me at Christmas. Actually only like my 2nd all grain brew. This came out absolutely delicious, one of or the best Porter I have ever had.
Lisa M W on Feb 3, 2020
ordered before, great kit
Steve Coursey on Nov 23, 2019
I like porters
Patrick M on Nov 15, 2019
on gift list
Marian L K on Oct 29, 2019
Getting close to fall and dark beers!
Patrick C on Aug 20, 2021
Black Butte is my favorite beer
BFI on Jul 19, 2021
What is the estimated Final Gravity?
R David Williams on Jan 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I mashed at 152F and used Nottingham yeast. After 2 weeks it finished at 1.012
for the specialty grains, do you steep them first and then remove them for the mash?
Jason Levoy on Jan 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: There are many techniques. Most homebrewers and commercial breweries add all their grains at the same time and the same temperature. Some brewers will add their darker grains at the end of the mash just before starting the sparge so that the dark grains don't get over extracted. There are brewers who have experimented with cold-steeping dark grains, like cold brewing a tea, and adding the strained wort into the boil.
how long is the boil??? all it says it "boil last 15 mins"
Michael A Smither on Apr 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I did a standard 60’ boil.
This is by far one of my favorite Porters, and is a regular in my three tap rotation.

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Dark Hill
Very nice porter. Came in higher than normal on ABV, but not boozy. Would make again.
September 10, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great value for an all grain kit
Your shippers included instructions for the extract version when I ordered the all grain kit. Also I had to call after 5 days since I did not receive an mail confirming my order. The customer service rep was quite helpful and my order was picked and shipped the next day.
May 9, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good clone of Black Butte Porter
Turned out great, will definitely give it another shot.
March 8, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Simple and Tasty
This was my first time brewing a porter. I've tasted a few other home brewer's porters that went wrong, so I was a bit apprehensive. This one turned out fantastic! My OG was a little low, and my FG put me at a low 4.1%. I pitched a single pack of S-04 and fermed at 62F. Fermentation was steady but not crazy. The chocolate flavors are subtle but there and there's no sweetness or any of that lingering sourness that porters and stouts can have. Had friends and other home brewers try it out and it was a hit all around. I'll definitely be brewing this again for the next cold weather.
March 5, 2021
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Superb Porter!
Used WLP002 yeast and added a vanilla bean & vodka to the secondary, and this is quite honestly one of the very best Porter examples I have ever had. Almost tastes like it was carbonated with Nitrogen it is so smooth. It's an eyebrow raising beer by all who taste it. I will brew this many times more!
July 14, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
One of the first beers to brew for a beginner
This beer came out amazing, it was great having this on draft and it was a great beer for a beginner, will definitely do this batch again
June 22, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great kit. Used US-04 yeast. After 2 weeks it’s excellent
May 10, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Order this kit! You won't be disappointed
I'd recommend this kit and will be ordering this one again...for the price, you have to try this if you like Porters...
Came out at 5.5%, and taste good.I'll be ordering again and adding some cocoa nibs
Came out at 5.5%, and taste good.I'll be ordering again and adding some cocoa nibs
October 31, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very nice
Love the style. I think this is a good copy of Deshuttes Black Butte.
August 1, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Dark Hill
The batch is in the fermenter now, have not tried yet... But the pricing was good... ingredients were fresh and packed well... Brew day went great, hit my OG that I was looking for (in fact we came out slightly higher than expected)... Can’t wait to try...
February 28, 2019
over 2 years ago