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RATINGS: 1943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 8, 2013
650ml brown bottle. Pours dark brown with some red highlights. Very creamy beige foam, nice lacing. Nose has some chocolate and roast. Taste has dark chocolate and cocoa, finishes with a light roasty bite, some coffee notes. Medium body, fine bubbled carbonation, feels really smooth, easy drinker. All around this is a solid porter and a good value.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (630) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Tap at Cooper. Dark black pour with minimal head. Dark malts on the aroma. Taste pretty much follows, a little thin but creamy. Slight ashy finish. Very drinkable porter. I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1738) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
On tap, GBBF 2016. Dark brown, tiny white foam. Rounded, malty, coffee and treacle. Nicely bitter, not overly hoppy. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roymullins (10) - - AUG 25, 2016
Smooth, malty, balanced, beautiful... The perfect porter Even better (if possible) cask conditioned from the brewery in Bend

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (984) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2016
2016 Philly Beer Week draft at Deschutes Street Pub. Pours semi-opaque cola-brown with a touch of a tan head. Aroma of coffee over nutty malt. Body is medium and just a touch oily. Mild finish. Flavor of nutty malt underneath a note of coffee. Slight note of char.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (50) - - AUG 22, 2016
The first porter I remember ever trying. A true classic in every right. The perfect balance of malt, chocolate and roast characters blended to create a creamy mouthfeel. Medium-bodied with a rich brown color. The aroma is caramel malt with a subtle roastiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Sweet chocolate, molasses, dark malts. Clear, dark brown, spare, frothy, off-white head. Medium sweet. More dark malts, toasted flavours, dark chocolate, charcoal, fairly short duration. Very nice Porter, well-balanced and quite intense. Cask at GBBF16, Olympia.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2973) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016, Olympia, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes quite similar, slightly sweet, roasty, malty, chocolate. Decent stout from Deschutes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarmok (1169) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2016
Almost black brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee. Tastes same, medium sweet, light+ bitter, light+ sour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darwenus (867) - Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2016
An indistinct porter, mild bordering on boring, and while it doesn’t taste bad, there isn’t much here to recommend. The beer is dark brown with a giant mound of foamy head that necessitates a very slow pour. The aroma is slightly bright coffee and mild caramel. There is a little spice on the back of the tongue, too. Not bad, just nothing remotely special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (906) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
Black colour with cream-colored head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark chocolate. Tast from toast bread en a bit flat.


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