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RATINGS: 1701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Chocolate, coffee, and roasted notes. When I drink it the beer has sort of a creamy taste to it. It does feel like a porter when you drink it however with that creamy taste it’s not that heavy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pottygok (441) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt aromas. Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, with a rich tan head. Taste: Light sweetness with hints of bitterness at the edges. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long dry finish. Overall: A really impressive, well developed beer with lots of depth and character. I’d seek this one out again.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SirMoose (3) - Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a straight sided mug. If poured aggressively, there is easily a 3-4 finger khaki head that slowly recedes to about 2 fingers with nice lacing. The beer itself is very dark - black at a glance but hints of deep ruby when held to the light. Smells of very dark chocolate and very dark roast coffee. The taste is very rich - again with very dark chocolate and very dark roast coffee. The flavor lingers nicely. The feel is not Guinness creamy but still very rich. Overall a great beer to sit and sip while thinking deep thoughts, but also enjoyable for long, deep, hearty drinks. I'll definitely be buying this again - especially at such a low cost (I paid $7.99 for a 6-pack). Incredible value! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KY_Beerhead (15) - - MAY 10, 2014
Very drinkable. Brown, slight head, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Medium body, dry finish. A very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (266) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Lots of smooth coffee like roastyness, light bitterness keeps the sweetness in check and maintains balance. Classsssic

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (226) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Black beer with small disappearing brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is slightly sweet, dark chocolate with a malty bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pterodiacetyl (55) - California, USA - APR 30, 2014
Ninety-Five degrees today. Not even into May yet. Seasons be damned. (Spelled out 95 earlier to help get to that magic 75 character threshold!)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1413) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2014
A very drinkable porter. Chocolate and roasted malt nose and taste. Some hops here too, but low bitterness and high in complexity and flavor. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (370) - CROATIA - APR 28, 2014
Tap, dark brown pour with a tan head, tastes of chocolate, malt, and molasses with a light hop bitter finish, very nice porter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Harry_Neutrino (1) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2014 does not count
The next time I drink one, I’ll add a more descriptive comment. Apparently I need to bloviate more than that to get this rating accepted. The head is a bit minimal for my tastes. There, are you happy?


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