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RATINGS: 1769   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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. Itís prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hiero (129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Dark coke, chocolate flavor without any bitterness. Low carbonation. Nothing too original, but still a good, solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (651) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2014
Color negro con reflejos caobas y espuma de un beige claro. Aromas de pan, azķcar moreno, regaliz y toffee. Cuerpo medio y sedoso, inicio dulce de toffe y y regaliz con un final de amargor moderado, seco y tostado. Muy rica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1777) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, toast, roasted coffee. Taste is sweet at first but finished bitter, nearly cleaned itself up. Medium body and medium carb. Definitely a favorite as far as standard porters go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (356) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
It pours a dark brown with a thick creamy tan head. The head fades slowly, leaving ok lace. Taste is of coffee with semi-sweet chocolate, molasses in the background and toasted malts. Great beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (636) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nice size creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavor of the same. Light palate. This is lighter then my ideal porter would be, but still solid. Very drinkable. My first from this brewery. Possibly they just started distributing to Michigan or at least my area. Based on this one I will definitely try more from Deschutes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (419) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Part of a blind taste test. No discernable taste. Very weak Porter, surprised at the high ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
A classic porter from Deschutes - they make some excellent beers but this is their standard right here. Has the familiar roasted malt and chocolate notes that you are expecting, but backed up with an acidic kick and hop notes that provide more depth to this than your average porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
edwardbass (547) - Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2014
I really like the aroma and taste, but itís a bit light on the palate for a porter - call it a sessionable porter. The usual dark chocolate, coffee and roasted grain on the aroma and taste and dark brown/black color, with a bit of a bigger head than some porters. Overall, very, very, good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dslam (65) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
Poured from a 20 fluid ounce bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a good amount of off white head. Aromas of burnt malt, chocolate and coffee. To my surprise, I donít find it as heavy as I would expect. There is a mild refreshing feeling that I would expect from a light beer. Leaves a smoky taste behind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loubar (75) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 4, 2014
12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Pours a deep brown with a medium brown head. Aromas of chocolate and light coffee with a hint of smoke. Taste is the same. Very nice mouth feel with a clean slightly smokey finish. Super flavorful for the low ABV. Tasty, refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and a sweetness I presume is chocolate. Flavor follows nose but kind of watery. The bottle has a best by 12/24/14 so maybe its a little old but it has lots of potential if new. I will finish this 6pk and by a newer one because I could see where this could be really good.

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