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RATINGS: 1948   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keenano (25) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
One of the ones that started it all for me. Absolutely love this one. Draught today, a dark dark brown with some amber hues in the direct light. Off white head with perfect lacing. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Incredibly creamy and drinkable, with a lasting finish of all of the above. An absolute classic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (876) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - APR 22, 2016
Czarny nieprzejrzysty kolor z kremową, średniowysoką pianą. Mimo, że nie imponuje ona wysokością to mocno otacza ranty szkła. Zapach który uwalnia się znad butelki to intensywna czekolada, kawa i ciemne owoce. Raz po raz wiśnia miesza się ze śliwką. W smaku jest podobnie dodając do tego karmel i toffi i odrobinę kakao. Całość okraszona jest umiarkowaną palonością. Faktura jest prawdziwie kremowa, gładka, śliska na języku. Coś pięknego. Porter mógłby bez problemu stanąć w szranki z tym z Founders Brewing Co.,który degustowałem wczoraj. I chociaż tamten jest w pierwszej 10-ce RateBeera to przegrywa wyraźnie to starcie. Przepyszne piwo!🍺

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1616) - HONG KONG - APR 22, 2016

355 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Clear deep blackish brown colour with faint residual yeast sediments; One quarter finger head with soapy beige foam which fades in 40 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet full dark malt, with strong Bockish roastyness, strong red fruits, light dark fruits, caramel, toffee, chocolates, light coffee, cream, sugar, yeast, lemon and light grass.

Taste: Medium sweet full dark malt, with quite strong roastyness, tartness, banana / fruity ester, floral, caramel, light chocolates, light coffee, strong molasses, toast, yeast, lemon, moderate bitter hops and quite sharp grass.

Body: Medium body. Thin, very slick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Rich Bockish maltyness in a wheat-thinned background, thickness remains, creamy and smooth. Banana / estery taste is very notable, I don’t think it’s off and actually matches well with the light chocolates and coffees here. Nice moderate caramel sweetness. Moderate lemon to round. Very subtle and nice!

Hoppiness: lemon and light grass in nose. Floral, lemon and sharp grass in taste. Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, close to mid-astringent sweet malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry; Creamy, fruity and sweet bitter to mouth.

Comments: Wow, this Porter is spot-on: good looks and creamy, rich Bock-ike maltyness, subtle chocolate and coffee, pleasant sweetness and strong lemony hoppinesess. Refreshing yet fulfilling, a nice one and definitely worth buying!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (961) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2016
Aroma vanilla, cocoa, coffee. Taste is rich heavy maple syrup , bourbon barrel heavy. One year after wait until date. Very sharp and dry. Sipper for sure. Not refined.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
broflex (15) - - APR 15, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2016 Nice everyday porter. Great color, light aroma and not too heavy on the tongue.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1pintatatime (138) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pours nearly black with a medium tan head. Nice roasted malt aroma. Chocolate, coffee, flavors primarily, with an underlying sweetness that gives way to a bit dryer finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (662) - HONG KONG - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2016 Pours black, medium beige head, good lacing. Sweet aroma, floral, roasted malts. Taste is mild, malts, caramel, dark fruits, hints of chocolate and coffee. Medium body and soft carbonation. Caramel after taste. Pretty decent porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle. A: Dark mahogany body with a creme color head. Light lacing. N: Coffee, lactose, burnt toast, black peppercorn, green leaves, pine, oatmeal, minerality, earth, and cocoa. T: Sweet, bitter, and a bit spicy. M: Medium body, prickly carbonation, no alcohol. O: Nice porter. A classic that continues to earn its good well through a well constructed, if sometimes unexciting, recipe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigericsports (55) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a deep, dark brown with a khaki cream colored head. Nice lacing. Milk and dark chocolate with a hint of roasted coffee and a nutty flavor.One of the most refreshing porters around, would recommend this one~

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
moderrnlifeiswar (30) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2016
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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