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RATINGS: 1917   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
electrotype (553) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
Nex classique de porter, sans surprises, mais sans défauts non plus! Un look également très standard... On se demande s’il y aura quelques surprises en bouche. En fait, pas vraiment. C’est à la fois un défaut et une qualité : c’est réussi mais vraiment peu original. Peut-être aussi un peu trop mince comme corps cela dit. Bref, une bière respectable, qui ne me marquera clairement pas, mais qui sera bue jusqu’à la dernière gorgée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (427) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle@home, from Heinen’s, Cleveland, USA. Medium aroma with coffee, chocolate and slightly roasted malts. Pitch black color with small light beige head. Medium taste with coffee, dark chocolate and a bit roasted malts. Quite smooth and balanced with medium/wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste with roasted malts and chocolate. Medium body with low/medium carbonation. Overall, high quality though nothing special, a schoolbook porter or this percentage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (620) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2016
BBD 5/7/16. Pours black. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Quite outstanding nose of chocolate, caramel, light roast and even lighter hops over a sweet base that has char notes. Very light medium body that is smooth and has a light subtle creamy aspect. Superb carbonation level with a tickling middle effervescence that fades to the final burst in the finish. The flavor profile is outstanding. Intensity is a bit laid back, complexity average and balance is superb. Flavors of the nose all appear - roast and char lead then flow into the sweeter mid-flavors of caramel and chocolate. Hops begin to shine in the middle against a light bitterness in a very unique way - earthy hops become the dominate flavor through the slow fading finish with a complimentary roast note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cloudburstway (1) - CANADA - MAR 21, 2016 does not count
Notes of rich chocolate and coffee, a luscious creaminess and a roasted finish.Listed on the bottle, I would agree, looking for a bit more thickness, but would drink again for sure!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jyrsa (402) - - MAR 19, 2016
Black with light brown head. Red fruit, toasted malt and vanilla. Floral hops, chocolate and a bit cherry. A divine smooth and creamy palate. A rare 5 in that for me. A crisp after taste of dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nicki0329 (12) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Roasty aroma, lasting head. Super smooth mouthfeel with roasty, chocolate notes balanced by mild hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
uvajed (181) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Delicate, slightly smoky aroma, with chocolate and fruit notes. Taste is sweet & sour chocolate, with a bit of fruit and roasted nuts. Strangely enough, and in contrast with other reviewers, I get no coffee here. Reminds me most of something very specific - old-school chocolate sodas like my mom used to get at the local ice cream stand 30+ years ago, with the thin feel and light carbonation to match and the complimentary dollop of vanilla custard. Not as roasty, smoky, or coffee-infused as I expected, but delicious in its own right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (263) - , Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass Appearance: dark brown to black Aroma: Toasted grains Taste: very good Mouth feel Overall: excellent beer, something to look forward to repeating Drank on : March 9, 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Obfuscate (433) - Minneapolis, - MAR 6, 2016
Big roasted notes. Hints of coffee and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. An excellent porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (669) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - MAR 5, 2016
Dark red, clear with nice yellow creamy foam. Sour aroma with vanilla, sherry and chocolate. Sweet, vanilla, with strong burned sugar and bonbon aftertaste. High in carbon.

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