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RATINGS: 1931   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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3.1
   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gespuccian (113) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Very good porter. Pours a dark brown almost black, with light tan head, but not very much of it. Nose is roasty, maybe a little chocolate. Taste is very balanced between dark roast, some chocolate notes, some toastiness, and a bit of bitterness from some West Coast hops. It isn’t a flavor bomb, but a balanced flavor profile. Feels full, carbonated, and creamy in the mouth, and finishes nicely.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tommygun453 (40) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Pours a dark coffee color with small foam head. Smell is of chocolate and coffee. Taste is also chocolate and coffee. Feels thick and not watery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cinctus (200) - - JUL 6, 2016
Decent Porter, had after quite a few other beers but still stood out. Decent strong depth and nice palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5405) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2016
[Dec 25 2015] Bottle at Chinese Restaurant in Portland, OR. Nice dark amber body with mocha head. Nose is malty, toasty and chocolate. Taste is similar of malts, chocolate and fruits. Warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4061) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
Big roast, nice hops, bitter cocoa powder, and some light soy. Silky mouthfeel, low bitterness and a great roasty finish. Just a solid overall great Porter. Perfect example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1053) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 27, 2016
Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has sweet, toasted, dark malts and brown sugar. Taste starts also sweet and sugary with some roasted malts and a bit of yeast character in the middle. Finish is slightly bitter and roasty but overall still a balanced beer. Medium to light body with medium carbonation. Overall it’s a well made porter but very classic and kind of boring.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1309) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a burgundy shade of black with a large light brown head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and hazelnuts. Taste is raisins, dark fruits, cocoa bitter medium, slight liquorice, vanilla sweet, oak. Medium to watery body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12101) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle - Dark raisin, dark malts and a touch of molasses. Deep brown with a light brown head. Toasty, touch of spice and a nice dark sugary malt. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdleedahl (139) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
I'm not a fan of the hoppiness in this beer, it's low enough alcohol that it's not warranted. I find it to be too astringent for my tastes in a porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (738) - SINGAPORE - MAY 21, 2016
5.2%ABV. Porter. Tapped out black brown. 38ºSRM. Nose has sweet wine-like aromas with stone fruit, grapes and a nice Pinot-like nose. Black honey and honeyed dates in the nose. Mouthfeel is soupy with nice carbonation. Palate actually has a lot of sweet toasty malty flavors of Graham cracker, biscuits, Cheerios, honeyed dates. Mid-palate has sour and slightly phenolic flavors with a slightly spicy palate. The tail end of this palate has more sweet with plums, sweet prunes, honey dates and ripe persimmons. No Hops. finish is sweet and dry. Good porter, just at this tasting, not really my thing.


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