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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. Itís prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1735) - NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Tau 07.06.15. Dark brown. Diminishing off-white head. Dark chocolate, coffe, medium roasted malt and cedar tree in aroma and taste. Round mothfeel, but perhaps a bit too dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Pretty good light malt and coffee aroma. Flavored of same. Good example of a porter, a little lean on palate. Good light roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (652) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Tap. Scattered lacing. Super dark almost ruby black. Very roasty nose. Too thin body. Very roasty, milk chocolate. Would be great if body was fuller.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1409) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle shared by MK. Pours an opaque black with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee, with nice carbonation and some chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvbunited (19) - Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2015
This was an absolute random pick. Never heard of The beer or the brewery before tonight. My first taste is this beer has a smooth flavor not overly bitter as some porters can be. Color is great Aroma is good. This is a solid porter probably not my favorite but I would have it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
triplehopped (52) - - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a deep, chocolate brown, almost black. Medium tan head with moderate lacing. Aroma is a pleasant roasty malt. Sweet with just a hint of bitterness for a well balanced taste. Creamy and full mouthfeel. Lightly bitter finish. Overall, a great porter. Looks beautiful, drinks easy, and feels great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (658) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Typical dark porter appearance. Roasted coffee and nutty flavour. Full bodied with sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (706) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Visual: Pours dark cola brown with barely any head, a thin layer of micro retention, lots of medium-speed streams. Nose: roast caramel malts. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: crisp, incoming roast Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, micro fizzy, (MAIN) light roast coffee, molasses, malt, chocolate Finish: burpy, light roast malt exhale, malty finish. Summary: The difference between a porter and a stout? This exemplifies it for me right here. Crisp and lighter bodied without the heaviness, cleaner malt flavours, and straighter light roast delivery with a soft finish. Other online sources may tell you otherwise, but this distinction rings true for me at least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Draught at the 33 Taps, Hollywood, CA. Black colour with a red hue and small light tan head. Sweet berry hops, marmalade, sweetness, roasted malt and mild bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, oatmeal, sweetness, mild hops, mild bitterness and mild chocolate. Slightly thin but tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (142) - - MAY 10, 2015
Draft - Black with a good white head of foam on the top, nice tight bubbles. Dry coffee notes. Just a regular porter, no distinguishing flavors or hints on this one. I didnít get any bitterness from hops on either.

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