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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (665) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Chocolate malt, light brown sugar, and herbal/fruity hop aroma. Rosted flavor: cocoa and coffee. Substantial hop flavor (relative to Porters). Nice balance of dry/acidic roasted flavor and sweetness. Finishes dry; maybe astringent? Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2034) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 27, 2014
On tap at Lost Dog Cafe in Merrifield, VA. Opaque, mahogany-black with a tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and mild roasted malt. Taste of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. A straightforward porter done very well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djaquay (131) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Dark pour under a light tan head. Nice roasted flavor, thin palate, not tasting the claimed hops, but good just the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (151) - - NOV 26, 2014
11/26/14. Bottle. Poured w a two finger mocha head. Nice toasty nose with a hint of vanilla. Strong but balanced roast and chocolate notes. Sessiony mouth that matches the light alcohol. Very drinkable porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stizz19 (62) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
This is one of the most consistent Porters for me. Nothing fancy, just a great beer. Love the balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (177) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Very dark brown with two fingers of lively white head. Aroma is one of malts and dark grain with some chocolate. Taste is lit of hops up front, with chocolate and roasty notes slight smoky back end mixed with some hops. Superb porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kwhite111 (3) - - NOV 11, 2014 does not count
Pleasantly surprised to find this at the grocery store. I hope they keep this mild porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1100) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle, as pictured. Can’t believe I’ve never rated this before. I’ve had it in the past. Dark black pour. Tannish head. Caramel and chocolate flavors. Definitely a roasty flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fattybladdy (603) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Smooth looking dark brown pour, chocolate aroma. Chocolate and dark roasty flavor, pretty smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownALEx (279) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Deep dark pour. Nice creamy taste. Well bodied. Glad Deschutes made it to Michigan. Looking forward to trying the others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (32) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Ppours a deep brown with a medium brown head. Nice lacing in the glass. Aromas of chocolate and light coffee with a hint of smoke. Taste is the same. Thicker than most 5% beers. Very nice mouthfeel with a cleen slightly smokey finnish.will deffinetly drink again.

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