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RATINGS: 1917   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (998) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 20, 2016
On draught at Craft, Bangkok near Surasak. Pours red black with an off white head. Some grass, chocolate and coffee. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigcat03 (243) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle poured into a nonick pint. Pours a deep, dark brown with a hint of ruby and a cream colored head. Nice lacing. Milk and dark chocolate with a hint of roasted coffee to the nose. Very roasty at first with some cream and vanilla. A little hoppy on a mostly dry and malty finish. Creamy and smooth palate with just a bit of carbonation. Excellent. Just a great porter. Really drinkable and I?ll be back for more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2205) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
This is a very solid porter! 12 oz variety pack. Pitch black pour with a beautiful tan head. The head laced around the inside of the glass very nicely. The nose was deep and balanced with notes of chocolate, vanilla, cream, roasted malts and some light flowery hops. The body and balance of flavors were spot on. This is one smooth and drinkable porter! The mouthfeel was silky and smooth and the flavors were extremely delicious. I tasted flavors of chocolate, cream, vanilla, roasted malt, light caramel, smoke and slight hoppiness. I haven’t had a porter this good in a long time!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CPTTightPants (1) - - JAN 12, 2016 does not count
Smooth, no aftertaste, aroma too understated, not nutty enough, a little too much hops for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (728) - 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 (31) - 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 (2389) - 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 (453) - 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 (1192) - 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.

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