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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JMCtime (14) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Smooth dark porter with a good chocolate after flavor. One of my absolute favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrex (2) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
An excellent porter. Dark, coffee notes, not too over the top coffee though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (378) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown/black with thick cream head. Dark choc, roasted coffee, hop freshness on the nose. Flavours of choc malt, good roastiness and nice hop bitterness through the mid to late palate. Nice residual smokiness. Over carbonated unfortunately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BRiddoch (6) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
12 Oz. Bottle poured into a chilled glass. Slight hoppy aroma with definite chocolate background. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Lightly sweet taste and again, you can sense the chocolate in the background. Creamy texture with a great follow through. Love this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (704) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2014
One of my go to classics at the Red Lion in Vail. Soft spot in my heart as the wife worked there. Pours opaque dark brown, reasonable khaki head. Roasted malts, chocolate with subtle sweetness. Classic beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (113) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
Had on tap as part of a paddle. I forget the specifics but this was pretty nice. not sweet, balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1028) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium light beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Dark chocolate and latte are the dominant aromas, with herbal and floral hops notes in the mix also. Quite strong floral and fruity hops up front give way to dark berry notes and chocolate in the mid-palate. Mild coffee and a pleasantly savoury flavour make up the finish. A good porter from a consistently good brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
majorbase2 (14) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Aroma is dark fruits, roasted coffee and chocolate, cherry, and a bit of booze. Appearance is a deep, dark brown with a decent sized brown head that dissipates quickly, leaving little lacing. Good hop character with lightly roasted chocolate and coffee, as well as a bit of toffee and molasses. Nothing too heavy. Remarkably well balanced and smooth. A bit of bready, sweet caramel to finish it off. Medium bodied. Goes down pretty easy. Overall a great example of a porter. Extremely well balanced with a nice bunch of flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JonnyMadison (38) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark rich roast flavor with a little hop bitterness. Very smooth with easy-going aftertaste. A very complex and rich brew that is great by itself or paired with food (think comfort food like Mac and Cheese!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (815) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a beautiful dark brown color with a tight khaki head. Aromas and flavors of chocolate, coffee, nuts and a hint of citrus from the hops. Body was a bit thin but overall this is a great example of what a porter should be.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
pwachtman (2) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
Dark and opaque. Light, but pleasant and somewhat sweet aroma. Refreshing and not too heavy or thick. Would drink again.

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