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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shinskyweiser (34) - - AUG 20, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 Pours a very dark brown with an off white head. Slightly roasty/chocolate aroma. Taste of burnt coffee with a hint of smoke and chocolate. Slight astringency. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (151) - - AUG 20, 2014
Look: pours a dark black. Light brown head. Thick lacing. Smell: chocolate. Bitter chocolate. Coffee. Taste: chocolate. Coffee. Heavy malt. Feel: medium carbonation. Not as thick as I expected for a porter. Overall: good beer. More coffee flavor than expected. Slight underlying bitterness that I didn't expect. First Drank: home 8/20/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (734) - Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very chocolatey, vanilla, roasty. Taste is roasty, tobacco on the end. Overall, a good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1641) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2014
A colablack beer with a big and beige head. The nose is strong, roasted, coffee, some liquirice, smoke, chocolate and herbs. Taste has liquirice, coffee, mild roastiness, smooth, some chocolate. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Nice liquirice porter with pleasant and smooth palate and strong flavours.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
felsenpils (110) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours dark brown/black with a brownish head. Good carbonation. The aroma is clean, perhaps too clean. I miss the wonderful esters present in English Porters like Fuller´s. The flavor is quite roasty with an ample bitterness. Lots of roasted coffee character through the use (overuse?) of black patent malt. Good beer, but it tastes like a hundred other craft Porters out there. And just as with so many others, the fine line between Robust Porter and Dry Stout seems to have been crossed. Just another Stout hiding behind the Porter name.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - AUG 13, 2014
On tap. Black colour. Roasted malt aroma. Body is a bit thin, roasted malts, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (668) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Draft at Aces and Ales. Pours black with an off white head. Almost beige. Aroma is roasty, milk chocolate, fresh bread. Flavor is similar, with a slight grassy bitter in the finish to balance. Solid porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Monks. Pours thick dark black with decent lacing from a creamy light cocoa beige head. Aroma brings toasty chestnuts, toffee, and cocoa powder, lighter. Flavors bring toasty nuts as well on a lighter easy drinking body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (496) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle - dark ruby with a tan head. Chocolate and roast malt. Taste is sweet with hint of chocolate. Some bitterness at the back of the mouth but this is balanced by the lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScipioA (299) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Good Porter brown body but with almost no head. Smells fine, pine, chocolate and roast. Flavor is just a letdown. Everything faint and muted. Ashy and too-thin hot cocoa. Disappointed with this, general impression of dull and thinness.

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