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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Deep dark brown body, smallish diminishing dark beige head. Hops are quite subdued in this one. Very malty aroma. Notes of vanilla, roasted barley. Coffee-chocolate flavors. Finish is light, roasty and sweet.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is Coffee, toffee, and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1391) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of roasted nuts and coffee. Taste is not an ounce sweet with some nice roasted and chocolatey notes. Some lactose-like sweet afterthought and more nuts. Body is medium and carbonation moderately high. Overall a fine porter.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctomson (12) - - OCT 13, 2014
Pours thick and dark. Has a nice cream head. Coffee aromas and flavor with mild chocolate. Super smooth no hop at all. Easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1535) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Black color and no light comes through brew. Low in sweetness...but light on flavor compared to my favorite porters.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says a little salty good toffee and Carmel not too much coffee she gives a 4.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (388) - - OCT 11, 2014
Aroma. Smokey, malt, sour something. Look...dark black, small head. Taste. Some wang. Chicory. Feel. Low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4565) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2014
12oz bottle. Translucent edged deep brown-amber body. Steady, lacy beige head. A pretty classic US Porter. Clean and well executed. On the fuller side of medium bodied, very drinkable. Smooth roasty chocolate tones. A lot of Porters are more exciting than this, but this is straight down the middle, solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2014) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown body, not quite jet black with a quick fading khaki foam that settles to a small film & collar. Aroma of light coffee beans, some chocolate malt, a bit of creamy sweetness, & a faint touch of roast. More dark chocolate & roasted malt in the flavor with a small undercurrent of residual sweetness for balance. A touch of coffee beans & some very faint black licorice. Thin body, washy mouth feel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JamesHoney (1) - - OCT 2, 2014 does not count
One of my first porters I ever drank and now my fall back beer. If nothing else looks good I get it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
keanex (1474) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2014
On tap at Prohibition Taproom.
Appearance: Almost opaque garnet body with a creamy tan head.
Aroma: Milk chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of smoke. Mild and pleasant.
Taste: Well balanced with chocolate, roast, and hints of smoke on the finish.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Great porter, one of the best I’ve ever had. Well balanced with good flavor.


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