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RATINGS: 1868   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (1394) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
Coarse light brown foam that will last a while. The aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malt. The taste is rich and good, but not as heavy as many American porters often are. It has good dark and slightly bitter chocolate as the main theme, but also light coffee notes and English licorice lurking in the background. Malt is burned and provides a good basis for maintaining the aforementioned flavor notes. Its hop bitterness is sufficiently and maintains the taste long. A nice all-round porter who just could not put the largest footprint in memory, yet has many good elements in it. An approved porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1140) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle poured a black hue w/ medium tan head an sticky lacing. Moderate sweet roasty aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are chocolate, dark toast, malt, and brown sugar. Medium bodied and well carbonated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (445) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate and coffee aroma and a roasted malt flavor. Slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1273) - - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, roasted malts, and some coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (401) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2015
12 oz bottle. A "thin" porter with a creamy mouthfeel. Taste of chocolate and roasted finish. If you think that porters are to "heavy" for warmer weather, give this one a try.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
xuqi (11) - Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Clove, clove, banana, leather, clove, clove, alcohol, alcohol, basement aromas, spruce, leather, banana

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (409) - SINGAPORE - JUL 5, 2015
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 25/06/15. 50ml sampler. Black in colour with a small tan coloured head. Medium body and light carbonation. Aroma of hops, chocolate and coffee. Smooth flavour profile - roasted chocolate malt, coffee, caramel, marshmallow. The sweet flavours run into a nice bitter finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Pours almost black with a small but thick head. Fairly mild aroma of chocolate, malts, and raisins. Flavor is similarly mild - chocolate, coffee grounds, some toasted nuts. Nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (299) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a black color with a nice creamy head and some lacing. Smells of toasted malt and chocolate. Tastes of cocoa powder and malt. Finishes slightly sweet, which I don’t mind at all. A pretty solid beer here. Wish it had better aroma though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spike531 (8) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
Nice aroma, however it is not a strong one, subtle, but good. Beautiful black color very dark, you can barely see light through it, but low head. The taste is a classic example of the style, my girlfriend enjoys this, and she is not a fan of beer in general. It is sweat but not overpowering with a hint of chocolate in the after taste. Nice mouth feel with very little carbonation which is typical of a porter. I would recommend this and drink it again.

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