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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Nose is similar to most stouts,... however, the taste and palate leave something to be desired... expected more after smelling it, still pretty solid just not spectacular

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EBROVIAK (10) - - JUL 23, 2014
Molasses. Did anyone say molasses? The other hints noted are there but the maple syrup/molasses flavor is big. Bigger at first but doesn’t fade too much. A great high flavor and unconventional porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (6881) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr aromatisch nach Kaffee, bitterer Schokolade, Röstmalz und etwas Vanille. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, süß schokoladig, etwas Kaffee, Vanille.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3626) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2014
355ml bottle. Ruby red glowing, dark brown colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Minimally roasty dark malty aroma with a cautious touch of liquorice, hints of cocoa, chocolate, a fruity touch of berrries and plum. Taste is initially minimally sweet fruity, hints of red berries, later chocolately dark malty, hints of cocoa, dry and slightly malt-spicy finish; super soft and silky palate, fine pored, vivacious but still pillowy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2223) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
341ml bottle. Rich mahogany in colour with a thin but lasting beige head, light lacing. Aroma is of caramel, liquorice, molasses and roasted malts. Flavour is a bit thin, some chocolate, light roast with a small sweetness. Thin mouthfeel, light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes fairly quick, thin. Just noticed the date on the bottle, BB November/07 (opened April 2010). Oops, a little late on opening this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mydogjet (25) - - JUL 19, 2014
Very dark brown with a tight short lived white head. Smells of plumb and toast. Taste is coffee, and cherry. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Very nice beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
acaffar2 (20) - - JUL 17, 2014
Super light and drinkable for a dark beer. Tastes like coffee and chocolate milk. Slightly charred.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3138) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Not sure how I haven’t rated this one. Pours black butthole black with beige top, medium in size. Aromas and flavor are licorice, dark malt, cocoa, rye, light roast, and sticky espresso. Medium bodied with light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (132) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Mahogany hued body topped by tan head w/ good lacing. Nutty, roasted malt nose. Brown sugar, almond and coffee flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oregoncritter (9) - Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
From bottle. I don’t think I’ve had any Deschutes offering that isn’t decent. This is a standby on a hot day. Great body and taste, not the best porter I’ve ever had, but for an everyday porter, this is great. I think I’m spoiled living in Oregon and having much of their selection at my disposal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akoeninger (399) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Brown color with roasted and sweet aroma. There's a bite to it up front that quickly gives way to creamy roasted malt sweetness. Finishes sweet and some chocolate but not too much. Medium body and well balanced. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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