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RATINGS: 1948   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Itís prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3586) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3020) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarmok (1191) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2016
Almost black brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee. Tastes same, medium sweet, light+ bitter, light+ sour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darwenus (885) - Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2016
An indistinct porter, mild bordering on boring, and while it doesnít taste bad, there isnít much here to recommend. The beer is dark brown with a giant mound of foamy head that necessitates a very slow pour. The aroma is slightly bright coffee and mild caramel. There is a little spice on the back of the tongue, too. Not bad, just nothing remotely special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (925) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
Black colour with cream-colored head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark chocolate. Tast from toast bread en a bit flat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1528) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with small beige haed. Aroma: roasted malts, weak coffee and chocolate. Taste: balanced- sweetish and bitter, roasted, chocolate, weak oakcorn bitterness. Decent porter. Medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Intsr (137) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 4, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, caramel, Appearance : brown/ black, clear, tan foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2049) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle, Kroger (across from Whole Foods). Pours black with a large tan head. Aroma is roasted chocolate malts, minor metal. Tasty roasted coffee, not overly strong, but solid. Very smooth in the mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gespuccian (129) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Very good porter. Pours a dark brown almost black, with light tan head, but not very much of it. Nose is roasty, maybe a little chocolate. Taste is very balanced between dark roast, some chocolate notes, some toastiness, and a bit of bitterness from some West Coast hops. It isnít a flavor bomb, but a balanced flavor profile. Feels full, carbonated, and creamy in the mouth, and finishes nicely.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tommygun453 (40) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Pours a dark coffee color with small foam head. Smell is of chocolate and coffee. Taste is also chocolate and coffee. Feels thick and not watery.


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