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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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kimjongill (207) - - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Black pour from bottle with off white head. Smells of smoked malt and noble hop. Taste is the same, with and underlying flavor of chocolate and caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit lacking. Overall a disappointment, but my first beer from Deschutes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 25, 2015
Thicker off color head. Heavy mouthfeel and low bitterness. Classic to the style and deserving of all its acclaim.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Draft. Black color with thin tan head and some lacing. Minimal roasted malt aroma. Bitterness upfront with roasted malt and chocolate finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2749) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Black, offwhite head. Milkchocolate, soft roast on nose. Med light body, but quite flavourful. Good drinkability, slight roasty coffee beans in finish. Nice easy but really flavourful porter.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. Near black with one finger head. Rich malty porter with quite a bit of chocolate flavor. Very smooth, yet flavorful. Excellent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1172) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2015
On draft at Philadelphia airport. Deep brown with some reddish brown hues around the glass. Off white to tan head, dissipates quickly possibly due to the fact that this is poured ice cold, had to wait a few minutes for it to warm up to allow the aroma to open up a bit. Aroma is nice freshly roasted coffee, some milk chocolate, slight vanilla. Full thick mouthfeel with the expected taste of roasted beans, chocolate, some biscuit malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmanigold (31) - - JAN 22, 2015
Nice roasted chocolate flavor. Slightly sweet. Smooth feel on the tongue. One of my favorite porters.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
Best by date of 08.25.14. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 06.13.14. A: 1 finger tan head. Opaque black with some red on the sides and bottom. S: Chocolate malt. Slight coffee and woodiness. T: Chocolate and roastiness dominate. Woodiness is subtle. M: Creamy and bubbly. O: This is one of the best porters that I’ve had. It leans towards a dessert, but it is not overwhelmingly sweet. The roastiness is not as strong or overdone as it is in others. It’s there just enough to balance the sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (185) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2015
355 ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours black, with a small tan head that quickly fades. Nose is cocoa and coffee. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Very smooth, with a creamy mouth feel. Very, very good porter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (50) - Livorno, ITALY - JAN 5, 2015
Si presenta di un ricco colore marrone scuro, quasi nero; schiuma color crema che svanisce rapidamente. L’aroma è dolce di cioccolato, ma anche di vaniglia e caramello. In bocca ritroviamo le stesse percezioni dell’aroma, cioccolato fondente, vaniglia, il caffè; ma anche liquirizia e pepe nero. Nel finale ritroviamo il caffè combinato ad una leggera amarezza, retrogusto pulito ed asciutto, con leggera presenza di luppolo. Corpo medio-pieno, e discreta carbonazione.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VeinAle (33) - Clearwater, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Black as night, with rapidly recessed tan head. Smells of roasted chocolate, coffee and sweet cereal. Taste is light sweetness with a following bitter that is brief. Gives me a medium body with a thin texture. Good drinking porter.

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