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Deschutes Black Butte Porter



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RATINGS: 1946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
With a dark beer as our first and flagship brand, Black Butte defined Deschutes as a radical player. A slight hop bitterness up front enhances the distinctive chocolate and roasted finish. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1618) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2016
big two finger lite tan head and very pretty lacing.... brew is dark chestnut with mahogany highlites. aroma is roasted grains and chocolate... and lite roasted cold coffee... not getting much if any hop aroma. some fruitiness. solid medium body with a creamy lingering palate ... good amount of chocolate malt flavor and roasted grains.. again a slight fruitiness. IMHO, this is a staple American porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (528) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Pours dark brown with a tan head that fades to a coating. Aroma is cocoa malt and a touch of sour milk. Flavor is roasted chocolate malt with nutty bitterness and a touch of sour. Good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (368) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2016
pours cola brown with a medium tan head. bready roasted malt aroma. Good carbonation, good tasting. Malt and coffee. Pleasant finish. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (642) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Tap at Cooper. Dark black pour with minimal head. Dark malts on the aroma. Taste pretty much follows, a little thin but creamy. Slight ashy finish. Very drinkable porter. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1741) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
On tap, GBBF 2016. Dark brown, tiny white foam. Rounded, malty, coffee and treacle. Nicely bitter, not overly hoppy. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roymullins (11) - - AUG 25, 2016
Smooth, malty, balanced, beautiful... The perfect porter Even better (if possible) cask conditioned from the brewery in Bend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (984) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2016
2016 Philly Beer Week draft at Deschutes Street Pub. Pours semi-opaque cola-brown with a touch of a tan head. Aroma of coffee over nutty malt. Body is medium and just a touch oily. Mild finish. Flavor of nutty malt underneath a note of coffee. Slight note of char.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (77) - - AUG 22, 2016
The first porter I remember ever trying. A true classic in every right. The perfect balance of malt, chocolate and roast characters blended to create a creamy mouthfeel. Medium-bodied with a rich brown color. The aroma is caramel malt with a subtle roastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3566) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Sweet chocolate, molasses, dark malts. Clear, dark brown, spare, frothy, off-white head. Medium sweet. More dark malts, toasted flavours, dark chocolate, charcoal, fairly short duration. Very nice Porter, well-balanced and quite intense. Cask at GBBF16, Olympia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2980) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016, Olympia, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes quite similar, slightly sweet, roasty, malty, chocolate. Decent stout from Deschutes.

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