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RATINGS: 1822   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. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.


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3.5
   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
triplehopped (50) - - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a deep, chocolate brown, almost black. Medium tan head with moderate lacing. Aroma is a pleasant roasty malt. Sweet with just a hint of bitterness for a well balanced taste. Creamy and full mouthfeel. Lightly bitter finish. Overall, a great porter. Looks beautiful, drinks easy, and feels great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (650) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Typical dark porter appearance. Roasted coffee and nutty flavour. Full bodied with sweet finish.

3.5
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8288) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippieFee (121) - - 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 didn’t get any bitterness from hops on either.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OsuStu (101) - - MAY 1, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (211) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (202) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1491) - 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 isn’t as chewy/thick, leaving you with that full feeling. Let it warm up a bit to thoroughly enjoy. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (34) - , 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 again… if only it were that easy in Hong Kong.


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