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RATINGS: 1940   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SODAK14 (347) - 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!!!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (984) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2016
2016 Philly Beer Week draft at Deschutes Street Pub. Pours semi-opaque cola-brown with a touch of a tan head. Aroma of coffee over nutty malt. Body is medium and just a touch oily. Mild finish. Flavor of nutty malt underneath a note of coffee. Slight note of char.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PugUglyBrewer (34) - - AUG 22, 2016
The first porter I remember ever trying. A true classic in every right. The perfect balance of malt, chocolate and roast characters blended to create a creamy mouthfeel. Medium-bodied with a rich brown color. The aroma is caramel malt with a subtle roastiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Sweet chocolate, molasses, dark malts. Clear, dark brown, spare, frothy, off-white head. Medium sweet. More dark malts, toasted flavours, dark chocolate, charcoal, fairly short duration. Very nice Porter, well-balanced and quite intense. Cask at GBBF16, Olympia.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2973) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016, Olympia, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes quite similar, slightly sweet, roasty, malty, chocolate. Decent stout from Deschutes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarmok (1165) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2016
Almost black brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee. Tastes same, medium sweet, light+ bitter, light+ sour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darwenus (864) - Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2016
An indistinct porter, mild bordering on boring, and while it doesn’t taste bad, there isn’t much here to recommend. The beer is dark brown with a giant mound of foamy head that necessitates a very slow pour. The aroma is slightly bright coffee and mild caramel. There is a little spice on the back of the tongue, too. Not bad, just nothing remotely special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (904) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
Black colour with cream-colored head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark chocolate. Tast from toast bread en a bit flat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1480) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with small beige haed. Aroma: roasted malts, weak coffee and chocolate. Taste: balanced- sweetish and bitter, roasted, chocolate, weak oakcorn bitterness. Decent porter. Medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Intsr (137) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 4, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, caramel, Appearance : brown/ black, clear, tan foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2004) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle, Kroger (across from Whole Foods). Pours black with a large tan head. Aroma is roasted chocolate malts, minor metal. Tasty roasted coffee, not overly strong, but solid. Very smooth in the mouth.


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