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RATINGS: 1861   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.

ChrisPants' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Almost no aroma from bottle. Pours thinnish dark brown to black, touch of orange. Light nuts, medium malt balance. Substantial unheavy mouthfeel. Clean finish. Quaffable and satisfying, but doesn’t leave much of a signature memory sip to sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bornyensis (122) - BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2015
Een vreemde potterbier. Zeer donker van kleur, bijna een stout. Wel goed te drinken.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DeanF (1930) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
There sadly isn’t much of an aroma on this thing and it only has modest head on top of a black ruby body. Flavour is a weak affair with only hints of barley and a medium finish. Just meh after some other more spectacular beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eaglebones (75) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tall, short-lived beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee. Medium-high carbonation and thin body. Flavor follows aroma with a slight sour and bitter aftertaste. Decent, enjoyable beer overall. However, porter is one of my favorite styles, so there are others I’d go to before coming back to this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (875) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a thin, long-lasting off-white foam head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, wood-like, earthy notes. Flavor is chocolate, roast, coffee, with a creamy, slightly bitter mouthfeel. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (694) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Nice and light chocolate and barley aroma. Deep black brown color and translucent. A little bitter and tiny bit claggy in palate. Some woody and cocoa nibs. Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1609) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2015
355mL bottle from Slowbeer. BB 12/07/15 Deep near-black ruby body, holds a dense beige head. Nice roast nose - charred nuts, dark chocolate, charcoal, brown toffee, hints of dark fruit esters & earthy hop. Smooth body, creamy carbonation, chewy sort of malt texture is a pleasure. Rich toffee sweetness acts as a spine for delicious roast notes of dark chocolate, toast, nuts, charred wood, licorice, with hints of dried leafy hops & plummy esters. Moderate bitterness, smooth finish. Very good Porter indeed!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (315) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Aroma: roasty, coffee, chocolate, Appearance: clear dark brown, brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, coffee, chocolate, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
libertine (294) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and a little smokey. Not much flavor for a porter. Thin body and not very bitter in the finish. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mallons72 (190) - livonia, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Way too thin to be considered a quality porter. Not enough coffee...chocolate....etc. Drinkable....that is it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1177) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2015
BB 15/12/15. Poured a semi-opaque dark brown/nearly black colour with a one-finger tan coloured dense foam head that retained very well and laced OK. Aroma nicely of dark chocolate, coffee with a subtly nice sweetness. Taste of chocolate, roasted coffee, a slight sweetness and with low but lingering bitterness. Light to medium body, a bit thinner than I was expecting for a porter. Smooth, sweet with a light lingering bitterness. Quite nice.

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