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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2011
A lesson in the underestimation of beer dating. Gift from a friend in 2006. Bottle dated best by 02/20/07. Stored cold since. Drinks much the same as many of the past descriptions. Head fizzed audibly, almost seltzer-like, died to thin rim lacing in 20 seconds, yet zippy, fine bubble in each lovely sip. Coffee, cocoa, pipe tobacco on nose. Creamy and lively texture. "Sweet & dry" chocolate, root (sassafras et al), and black tea. A tribute to the integrity of this beer. Perfect on a raw October night in CT. Thanks Zep!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (151) - - NOV 26, 2014
11/26/14. Bottle. Poured w a two finger mocha head. Nice toasty nose with a hint of vanilla. Strong but balanced roast and chocolate notes. Sessiony mouth that matches the light alcohol. Very drinkable porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stizz19 (62) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
This is one of the most consistent Porters for me. Nothing fancy, just a great beer. Love the balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (177) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Very dark brown with two fingers of lively white head. Aroma is one of malts and dark grain with some chocolate. Taste is lit of hops up front, with chocolate and roasty notes slight smoky back end mixed with some hops. Superb porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kwhite111 (3) - - NOV 11, 2014 does not count
Pleasantly surprised to find this at the grocery store. I hope they keep this mild porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1100) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle, as pictured. Can’t believe I’ve never rated this before. I’ve had it in the past. Dark black pour. Tannish head. Caramel and chocolate flavors. Definitely a roasty flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fattybladdy (603) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Smooth looking dark brown pour, chocolate aroma. Chocolate and dark roasty flavor, pretty smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownALEx (279) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Deep dark pour. Nice creamy taste. Well bodied. Glad Deschutes made it to Michigan. Looking forward to trying the others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (32) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Ppours a deep brown with a medium brown head. Nice lacing in the glass. Aromas of chocolate and light coffee with a hint of smoke. Taste is the same. Thicker than most 5% beers. Very nice mouthfeel with a cleen slightly smokey finnish.will deffinetly drink again.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaaduce (3) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Full, dark, mild sweet, gritty, thick, when gets warm bitter after flavor then not good. Normaly good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1497) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Overall: Burnt rubber, coffee. Sweet and dry.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-10-25.

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