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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7340) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2015
12oz bottle pours with a dark brown mahogany body that supports a thin dark tan head. The mild aroma offers up bits of dark roasted malts, chocolate and malt balls. The taste starts with lightly roasted malts, lightly roasted earthy coffee and then thin slivers of chocolate. Behind those notes the malts and a bit of nuttiness have an astringent edge to them. Classic Porter. The chocolate grows as more ounces are consumed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (6242) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
420ml @ beer collection Bangkok. Thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. A lovely porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpmaster (1223) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2015
12 ounce bottle at Giordanos by Midway airport, Chicago, IL 1/27/15 Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 25, 2015
Thicker off color head. Heavy mouthfeel and low bitterness. Classic to the style and deserving of all its acclaim.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Draft. Black color with thin tan head and some lacing. Minimal roasted malt aroma. Bitterness upfront with roasted malt and chocolate finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3162) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Black, offwhite head. Milkchocolate, soft roast on nose. Med light body, but quite flavourful. Good drinkability, slight roasty coffee beans in finish. Nice easy but really flavourful porter.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3576) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. Near black with one finger head. Rich malty porter with quite a bit of chocolate flavor. Very smooth, yet flavorful. Excellent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1204) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2015
On draft at Philadelphia airport. Deep brown with some reddish brown hues around the glass. Off white to tan head, dissipates quickly possibly due to the fact that this is poured ice cold, had to wait a few minutes for it to warm up to allow the aroma to open up a bit. Aroma is nice freshly roasted coffee, some milk chocolate, slight vanilla. Full thick mouthfeel with the expected taste of roasted beans, chocolate, some biscuit malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmanigold (68) - - JAN 22, 2015
Nice roasted chocolate flavor. Slightly sweet. Smooth feel on the tongue. One of my favorite porters.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (301) - - JAN 16, 2015
Best by date of 08.25.14. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 06.13.14. A: 1 finger tan head. Opaque black with some red on the sides and bottom. S: Chocolate malt. Slight coffee and woodiness. T: Chocolate and roastiness dominate. Woodiness is subtle. M: Creamy and bubbly. O: This is one of the best porters that I’ve had. It leans towards a dessert, but it is not overwhelmingly sweet. The roastiness is not as strong or overdone as it is in others. It’s there just enough to balance the sweetness.

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