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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (279) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Growler from Big Hops. Very dark brown, with a thin white head. Aroma of roasted malts, a little chocolate. Creamy feel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockey9930 (145) - - MAR 4, 2015
Pours a very dark ruby red with a light tan head. Very sweet smell of hazelnut and vanilla. Has a slightly acidic taste with notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Heavy bodied and a lightly oily texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smroush (103) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Spare head, off-white color. Quite dark brown beer. Aroma is almost all malt; some chocolate especially on the finish. Hops are very light. Body is on the light side for a porter. Texture is somewhat creamy. Finish is only average in length and intensity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveOrz85 (60) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip. 3 Finger head, moderately slow to dissipate. Appearance is extremely dark brown almost black. Hold it up to the light and it has almost a reddish appearance. Aroma is slightly hoppy. Faint hints of roasted malt, maybe a touch of toffee and a hint of coffee . Tastes like a porter, a simply well made porter. Nothing more, nothing less. Easy drinker. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (320) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle: clear, dark brown, light to medium head and very good lace. The aroma is roasted, slightly burnt, chocolate but clean and fresh. The palate is dry not ready sour and moderately bitter. It fresh although the flavor is slightly burnt and ash like. The is a creamy feel and it has high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown. Tiny, light brown head. Smooth, velvet body. A bit thin. Soft carbonation. Roasted malt and some smoke nose. Chocolate, roasted malt, dried fruit and some caramel flavour. Ending is a tiny bit dry. Light sweet and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MyPorterHouse (10) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Smoth, moderate body, moderate carbonation, hoppy chocolaty finish. Dark color, with slight head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malkyore (267) - - FEB 10, 2015
Heh heh... Butte.... I once had a beer called the entire Butte... It was bad... But despite what the name implies, black Butte is delicious! Very good porter! Nice and roasty! Just like I like Em! This rating has gone to a weird place so I will stop... I do like this beer though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darb85 (135) - Canton, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2015 Good a bit thin but not bad flavors. Finishes great malt and a smoky flavor. WOrks for me

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stldicedealer (20) - Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pour from 12 oz bottle to a shaker. Decent head that settles to nice lacing. Can really smell the chocolate in this more than in the taste. Bitterness up front with a nice smooth finish. Very nice porter

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