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RATINGS: 1841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Black Butte pours a molasses brown color with a visible ruby tint. It is thin enough for light to get through even in the center. A modes tan head forms initially and then slides down The aroma gives this away as a classic porter. Dark chocolate and roasted malt notes really carry the nose, with a bit of smoke and coffee. Each sip starts with a strong dark chocolate flavor. A strong malt profile is never relaly sweet, and a light coffee biterness grows over the course of the sip. There is a very mild hop presence that rounds out the slightly bitter finish. This porter has crisp, full carbonation that lends to a light mouthfeel overall. The 5.2% ABV makes this an easy drinker. Overall, this is a light, simple, drinkable example of a good style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (253) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a black color with a nice creamy head and some lacing. Smells of toasted malt and chocolate. Tastes of cocoa powder and malt. Finishes slightly sweet, which I don’t mind at all. A pretty solid beer here. Wish it had better aroma though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spike531 (2) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
Nice aroma, however it is not a strong one, subtle, but good. Beautiful black color very dark, you can barely see light through it, but low head. The taste is a classic example of the style, my girlfriend enjoys this, and she is not a fan of beer in general. It is sweat but not overpowering with a hint of chocolate in the after taste. Nice mouth feel with very little carbonation which is typical of a porter. I would recommend this and drink it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (118) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place (Rock Hill) MO. Aroma is roasted malts with mild chocolate. Appearance is very dark brown--almost opaque, with 2-finger beige foamy head with attractive lacing. Taste is moderately sweet with roasted chocolate. Palate is mild to moderate body with thin texture with carbonation to support the beer but not call attention to itself. Finish is mildly sweet. Overall, a nice Porter with a little bit thin palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tapthis (167) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
This is a great stout. Very creamy carbonation (and mouthfeel) and head with great lacing. tastes of roasted malts, coffee with creamer. Very Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scarletfire65 (1090) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is coffee, wood, char. Creamy carbonation. Clean roasted malts, milky coffee, dark chocolate. Dry finish. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
One of best porters to style. Jet black with big tan head. Slight hop nose and much toffee and coffee. Flavor slightly bitter from both dark malts and hops. Finishes extremely clean with the dark malts and dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (551) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Draft. Pours dark brown off white head. Malty aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet. Medium body , nice hop balance in the finish. Very good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3409) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
Fra flaske (bb. 300514) på rbhd-samling hos Sigmund, juni-15: mmm, et nydelig anslag mot nesegrevet! Mørk kvalitetskaffe, solbær, vanilje. Og smaken følger opp, denne har tålt lagringen, selv om humleinntyrkket er svakt. Tørr og samtidig myk avslutning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (2252) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2015

Lukt: Kaffe, bek, lakris, mørk sjokolade og vanilje.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum.
Smak: Kaffe, lakris, sjokolade, vanilje. Noe bitter avslutnign.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@The Great Beer Bar, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Medium: Tapp@350ml, ABV@5,2%, Når@08.05.2015

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cwill (25) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Deep dark brown with a thick foamy tan head. Solid lacing. Roasted coffee, burnt grains, chocolate, vanilla, even some cherry, come through.  Subtlety sweet fruit surprises you at first with a blast of cherry, then chocolate and brown sugar, follow by roasted malt and finished perfectly with a slightly hop flavor. Very light in body, moderate carbonation, great creamy finish. A very well balanced easy drinking porter.

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