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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1034) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
Easy drinking porter. The aroma was a faint roasted grain. The color was quite dark with an off white foamy head. Medium body that did not fill me up and it went well with a turkey burger. The flavor was roasted but a little subdued for my liking. The was a creamy quality and lactose element that reminded me of some sweet stouts. Good staple porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stizz19 (62) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
This is one of the most consistent Porters for me. Nothing fancy, just a great beer. Love the balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (177) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Very dark brown with two fingers of lively white head. Aroma is one of malts and dark grain with some chocolate. Taste is lit of hops up front, with chocolate and roasty notes slight smoky back end mixed with some hops. Superb porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kwhite111 (3) - - NOV 11, 2014 does not count
Pleasantly surprised to find this at the grocery store. I hope they keep this mild porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1089) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle, as pictured. Can’t believe I’ve never rated this before. I’ve had it in the past. Dark black pour. Tannish head. Caramel and chocolate flavors. Definitely a roasty flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fattybladdy (603) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Smooth looking dark brown pour, chocolate aroma. Chocolate and dark roasty flavor, pretty smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownALEx (279) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Deep dark pour. Nice creamy taste. Well bodied. Glad Deschutes made it to Michigan. Looking forward to trying the others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (30) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Ppours a deep brown with a medium brown head. Nice lacing in the glass. Aromas of chocolate and light coffee with a hint of smoke. Taste is the same. Thicker than most 5% beers. Very nice mouthfeel with a cleen slightly smokey finnish.will deffinetly drink again.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaaduce (3) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Full, dark, mild sweet, gritty, thick, when gets warm bitter after flavor then not good. Normaly good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1492) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Overall: Burnt rubber, coffee. Sweet and dry.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-10-25.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jwrock3 (20) - - OCT 23, 2014
Pours dark Brown, almost no light through, slight, thin khaki head, thin lacing. Aroma roast, caramel, slight chocolate, coffee and earthy hops. Taste big roast, black malt, cracker, caramel, earthy hops and chocolate and coffee in the background. Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, very slight roast astringency, dry finish. Overall very good beer, excellent representation of style, very tasty, complex and balanced.

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