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RATINGS: 1925   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SODAK14 (335) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Wow...was shocked with this one, I was expecting the somewhat bitter after taste. Instead this brew was one if the best, if not top of the list, dark beers I’ve ever had! Not much more to say, I’d rather pour another one!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1289) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (11034) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdleedahl (119) - , 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (696) - SINGAPORE - MAY 21, 2016
5.2%ABV. Porter. Tapped out black brown. 38şSRM. 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brettsky06 (91) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours black in color, very nice chocolate aromas, taste is sweet chocolate with a little bit of hops and really roasted at the end. Really nice porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerplace (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
650ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with a slightly tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, coffee. Taste is roasted malt, cocoa, dark fruites. Roasted malt aftertaste. Well done and very good balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 13, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keenano (20) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
One of the ones that started it all for me. Absolutely love this one. Draught today, a dark dark brown with some amber hues in the direct light. Off white head with perfect lacing. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Incredibly creamy and drinkable, with a lasting finish of all of the above. An absolute classic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (718) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - APR 22, 2016
Czarny nieprzejrzysty kolor z kremową, średniowysoką pianą. Mimo, że nie imponuje ona wysokością to mocno otacza ranty szkła. Zapach który uwalnia się znad butelki to intensywna czekolada, kawa i ciemne owoce. Raz po raz wiśnia miesza się ze śliwką. W smaku jest podobnie dodając do tego karmel i toffi i odrobinę kakao. Całość okraszona jest umiarkowaną palonością. Faktura jest prawdziwie kremowa, gładka, śliska na języku. Coś pięknego. Porter mógłby bez problemu stanąć w szranki z tym z Founders Brewing Co.,który degustowałem wczoraj. I chociaż tamten jest w pierwszej 10-ce RateBeera to przegrywa wyraźnie to starcie. Przepyszne piwo!🍺

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1471) - HONG KONG - APR 22, 2016

355 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Clear deep blackish brown colour with faint residual yeast sediments; One quarter finger head with soapy beige foam which fades in 40 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet full dark malt, with strong Bockish roastyness, strong red fruits, light dark fruits, caramel, toffee, chocolates, light coffee, cream, sugar, yeast, lemon and light grass.

Taste: Medium sweet full dark malt, with quite strong roastyness, tartness, banana / fruity ester, floral, caramel, light chocolates, light coffee, strong molasses, toast, yeast, lemon, moderate bitter hops and quite sharp grass.

Body: Medium body. Thin, very slick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Rich Bockish maltyness in a wheat-thinned background, thickness remains, creamy and smooth. Banana / estery taste is very notable, I don’t think it’s off and actually matches well with the light chocolates and coffees here. Nice moderate caramel sweetness. Moderate lemon to round. Very subtle and nice!

Hoppiness: lemon and light grass in nose. Floral, lemon and sharp grass in taste. Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, close to mid-astringent sweet malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry; Creamy, fruity and sweet bitter to mouth.

Comments: Wow, this Porter is spot-on: good looks and creamy, rich Bock-ike maltyness, subtle chocolate and coffee, pleasant sweetness and strong lemony hoppinesess. Refreshing yet fulfilling, a nice one and definitely worth buying!

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