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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. Itís prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (641) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with thick lingering pale mocha head. Aroma is roasty malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is smooth, bitter lightly charred chocolate malts, with nice hops on the finish. Impressively rich flavor for such a thin, drinkable body. For a straight porter, this is one of the best around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Howlader (649) - - JUL 12, 2014
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC. SAVOR 2012 takeover event.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oregoncritter (6) - Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
From bottle. I donít think Iíve had any Deschutes offering that isnít decent. This is a standby on a hot day. Great body and taste, not the best porter Iíve ever had, but for an everyday porter, this is great. I think Iím spoiled living in Oregon and having much of their selection at my disposal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akoeninger (397) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Brown color with roasted and sweet aroma. There's a bite to it up front that quickly gives way to creamy roasted malt sweetness. Finishes sweet and some chocolate but not too much. Medium body and well balanced. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (247) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Medium dark body with A thinner head. Roasted coffee aroma. Sweet chocolate taste with a slight bitterness. Really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (176) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2014
355ml bottle from Saveur Biere

Dark brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is nice with some cold espresso and chocolate. Flavour is mild roasty with notes of chocolate and ash. Nice porter with low ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rob101 (14) - - JUN 29, 2014
This is a delicious porter, it really is I think that this is a great example of what a porter should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayturcot (7) - - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
Really enjoy this beer. Good malty / roasted taste with not a heavy hop character. Definitely will drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhinohawk (3) - - JUN 27, 2014 does not count
Fell in love with Founders Breakfast Stout but have a hard time finding it. Very happy to have this because it's much more available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jojojam (54) - Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Dark cola, amber highlights 1 finger head. Lots of milk chocolate on the nose. Roastyness. Very soft mouthfeel. Taste is also about the chocolate, get some hops and a touch of sweetness on the swallow. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (310) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Lighter bodied than expected. A little disappointing. Sweet and malty, dark fruits and chocolate notes. A nice porter, but maybe a little overrated.

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