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RATINGS: 1893   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted grains, chocolate. Taste is the same with mild dry, bitter finish. Mostly roasty, chocolate and the like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ecook90 (24) - Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Profits dark with a tan frothy head. Overall a good tasting beer with a hint of chocolate in smell and taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2040) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2016
12 Oz bottle poured. Part of my new year ratebeer resolution is to go back and rate all the beers I had a bunch before my rating days and give them the reviews they deserve. Especially the great ones. I have loved this beer for so long, it’s time I make it official. Dark brown pour with a thin fizz head. Caramel malt aroma. Flavor is mild milk chocolate, roasted malt and a mild nutty finish. Something about this beer. It’s a long time favorite of mine, and has to be one of the most refreshing porters around. Love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (350) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Poured black with large foamy tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasty malts. Taste had rich coffee flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (1059) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 22, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. Deep brownish-amber with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dried fruits, chocolate and some coffee. Sweetish flavor with notes of roasted malt, chocolate and dried fruits, spicy, a bit salty. Medium to full-bodied, smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dougboyle22 (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2015 does not count
I do like a good porter once in a while and this one is very good and drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ordybill (936) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown color with a medium sized tan colored head. The aroma is a fantastic blend of roasted malt and cocoa. the flavor is rich and full and is a perfect match for the appearance and aroma. The taste is roasted malt with cocoa and coffee as an aftertaste. This is one of the best beers I have ever had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (816) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium tan head, the beer is a opaque black with very faint brown hues around the edges Aroma: chocolate, faint Taste: chocolate, coffee, some coffee bitterness on the finish, a subtle sweetness Palate: average carbonation, medium mouthfeel, coffee aftertaste Overall: a decent porter, has nice subdued flavors, coffee and chocolate are the most strong aspects, not a bitter beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1154) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Nice roasty flavors. Jet black appearance with tightly laced white head. Slight fruity esters to finish the body,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1028) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2015
12oz Flasche. Schwarz rote Farbe mit cremigem beigen Schaum. Duftet nach Schokolade und Röstmalz. Cremig im Mund. Bittere Schokolade und Toffee. Langer Abgang.

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