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RATINGS: 1821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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. Itís prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

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   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 doesnít leave much of a signature memory sip to sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (649) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Typical dark porter appearance. Roasted coffee and nutty flavour. Full bodied with sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (698) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Visual: Pours dark cola brown with barely any head, a thin layer of micro retention, lots of medium-speed streams. Nose: roast caramel malts. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: crisp, incoming roast Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, micro fizzy, (MAIN) light roast coffee, molasses, malt, chocolate Finish: burpy, light roast malt exhale, malty finish. Summary: The difference between a porter and a stout? This exemplifies it for me right here. Crisp and lighter bodied without the heaviness, cleaner malt flavours, and straighter light roast delivery with a soft finish. Other online sources may tell you otherwise, but this distinction rings true for me at least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8245) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Draught at the 33 Taps, Hollywood, CA. Black colour with a red hue and small light tan head. Sweet berry hops, marmalade, sweetness, roasted malt and mild bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, oatmeal, sweetness, mild hops, mild bitterness and mild chocolate. Slightly thin but tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (116) - - MAY 10, 2015
Draft - Black with a good white head of foam on the top, nice tight bubbles. Dry coffee notes. Just a regular porter, no distinguishing flavors or hints on this one. I didnít get any bitterness from hops on either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (99) - - MAY 1, 2015
12 oz bottle. Deep brown, near black with a sand-colored head. Roasty, chocolate aroma, earth, grass. Creamed coffee, chocolate, woody, earthy. Not getting much of the supposed hops. Silky, thin finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (201) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into tulip glass. Pours dark brown/black and opaque with a quickly-dissipating one-finger tan head. Nose is roasty malts, some chocolate, and vanilla. Maybe a little nuttiness. Medium bodied. A bit thin for my taste. A little dry. Taste is malts, weak chocolate, walnut, and a little coffee. A hint of vanilla. Not sweet at all. A solid porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (201) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
12 oz bottle pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is creamy, smooth and sweet espresso like malts with hints of vanilla and oak. Slightly bitter. Nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1486) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
The quintessential porter, with just enough bitterness to help balance the roasted malt notes, semi-creamy head, and cocoa sweetness. Low enough ABV (5.2%) to drink multiples. It has many characteristics of a stout, but isnít as chewy/thick, leaving you with that full feeling. Let it warm up a bit to thoroughly enjoy. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (31) - , HONG KONG - APR 21, 2015
This 12oz bottle was dated best by 3rd July 2015 and was poured into a pint glass. It poured a really dark brown with a half finger tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a generous amount of lacing. Aromas were lightly of espresso coffee with some chocolate and maybe a bit of dark fruits like prunes. Would have preferred a stronger smell. As for tastes, there was immediate dark bitter chocolate with roasty malts and a slight herbal bitter ending. It was medium bodied, medium carbonation and somewhat creamy. Overall this was a nice porter that I would buy againÖ if only it were that easy in Hong Kong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (453) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - APR 18, 2015
355 ml bottle from Saveur-biere.com, France. Dark brown color with a beige head. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, roasted notes and some bread. Taste is sweet with chocolate, nuts, biscuit, caramel, some coffee. Light body with low to medium carbonation.

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