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RATINGS: 1692   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (610) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Appearance was clear ruby brown with creamy mocha lasting 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are toffee, roasted barley, chocolate and hints of coffee, no alcohol. Taste are toffee, caramel malts upfront then gives way smooth soft chocolate and coffee middle with roasted barley backend. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with light-medium body, then a lasting glorious balanced finish. A wonderful example of a porter, try it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (617) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
[From backlog] 355 bottle @ home. A: Mörkt rödbrun till synes svart något disig bottensats stort svampigt moussigt beige skum som lämnar spridda fläckar. D: rostad malt mjölkchoklad kaffe latte asfalt aningens beska örter. S: mjukt rostad med en aning syrlig touch, mjölkchoklad, fudge/kola, röda bär, tunnt kaffe, lite apelsin, nötter aska. M: medelstor till lättare kittlande minimala bubblor len lätt textur. Lättsam men snyggt rostad. förvånansvärt klassisk och lättsam för att vara amerikansk. Känns mer brittisk. En trevlig mjukt rostad lite bärsyrlig porter med mjölkiga choklad och kolatoner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (755) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Tap at Houston beer feat. Light cola pour with a finger of mocha head. Nuts, roast, caramel, coffee. Lighter than expected body. Refreshing finish. Great beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanuta06 (318) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Serving: from tap at Filiberto’s Italian Restaurant. Aroma: light malt and chocolate. Appearance: average-sized, creamy, light brown, initial head with excellent lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Clear, cola-brown body. Taste: lightly sweet, malty, chocolate initial taste and lightly sweet, malty, smokey finish with average duration. Palate: medium bodied with oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall: excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ester_ (92) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Dark-ruby brown color with a medium persistent foam collar. Aromas of caramelized and roasted malt, aromatic and herbaceous hops, English yeast. Flavors of roasted and caramelized malt, hops and English yeast. Well balanced beer. Couleur brun foncé avec des reflets rubis. Moyen col de mousse persistant. Arômes de malt caramel, malt torréfié, houblons aromatiques et herbacés, levure anglaise. Saveurs de malt caramel, malt torréfié, houblons et levure anglaise, Bière bien balancée.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Johnnygeethree (8) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
Yummy. What a nice bold taste that is so smooth. Its everything you want from a smooth porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gilvanblight (768) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Very very dark pour with a frothy but thin tan head. Really strong malt and dark chocolate scent. Earthy. Thick slightly tart mouth. Lots od chocolate and malt. Some toffee in the finish. The aftertaste is more earthy and a bit spicy. Rather nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (103) - Westerville, USA - MAY 24, 2014
From a bottle. Pours ruby black with a thick beige head. Aromas of chocolate, gypsum, vanilla and caramel. Upfront gypsum flavor is reminiscent of a milk stout, but this flavor is quickly followed by dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and finishes very dry with a touch of licorice, raisin and black pepper. Light, peppery mouthfeel, but otherwise silky smooth. This is 5.2% ABV, but it drinks deceptively light. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (238) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
I love me a porter and was a tad disappointed by this. Not bad in the least, it’s more that I hold Deschutes to quite high standards and compared to a lot of other Porters around this was only "Okay" taste-wise. Looks were sexy, dark coffee with a creamy and frothy tan head about an inch tall. Nutty, earthy and cocoa stench wafted up while the taste was a dry, slightly winey affair with strong coffee malts and molasses. The thin feel let me down, too watery for a beer this colour. Very good but not great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McWorta (538) - LUXEMBOURG - MAY 22, 2014
Pitch black with a creamy lightly brown head. Noses of roasted, bitter chocolate/coffee malts and some sort of pine/spruce and plum note to it. Creamy slick texture with a sweet light bitter note to it. Excellently balanced medium-full body. Offers some chocolate treacle hints of caramel and wood flavours. The finish is well long and offers light bitter sweet notes, excellent!


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