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RATINGS: 1893   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. Itís prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (443) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap. Great looking porter - near black with tan head and splotchy lacing. Aroma is subtle - light roast, some fruit. Flavors missing in the aroma come through in the taste - nice combination of licorice and dark fruit. Moderately sweet with a clean dry finish. Body is medium/light - very drinkable. Good carbonation. Nice porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alktrio (10) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Rich and roasty. Medium weight in the mouth. Lots of chocolate, coffee and toasty flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1286) - ISRAEL - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown with a big creamy beige head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, smoke, caramel, mocha. Sweet maltiness, notes of coffee, chocolate cake, cocoa, caramel, dark fruit, roasted grains, light acidity with dry finish. Medium-bodied, smooth and pleasant to drink. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (246) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2016
Tap at Imazato. Dark brown pour with highlights. Aroma of roasted malt and light cocoa. Taste follows. Nicely carbonated, medium body, smooth drinking. Pretty much a textbook porter. Solid, easy drinking, decent flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at Imazato. Duchutes Black Butte Porter 5.4% deep cola black with roasty chocolate aroma. Med-light bodied with a raspy carbonation. The taste is chocolate bready oats. Very very solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1527) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Tap at Harryís Hofbrau. Deep brown with billowy brown head. Taste is heavy chocolate with moderate bitterness. Very nice with restrained roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (767) - - JAN 23, 2016
Pours dark brown with a decent size tan head. Good coffee flavor with a creamy sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (907) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 20, 2016
On draught at Craft, Bangkok near Surasak. Pours red black with an off white head. Some grass, chocolate and coffee. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigcat03 (238) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle poured into a nonick pint. Pours a deep, dark brown with a hint of ruby and a cream colored head. Nice lacing. Milk and dark chocolate with a hint of roasted coffee to the nose. Very roasty at first with some cream and vanilla. A little hoppy on a mostly dry and malty finish. Creamy and smooth palate with just a bit of carbonation. Excellent. Just a great porter. Really drinkable and I?ll be back for more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2175) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
This is a very solid porter! 12 oz variety pack. Pitch black pour with a beautiful tan head. The head laced around the inside of the glass very nicely. The nose was deep and balanced with notes of chocolate, vanilla, cream, roasted malts and some light flowery hops. The body and balance of flavors were spot on. This is one smooth and drinkable porter! The mouthfeel was silky and smooth and the flavors were extremely delicious. I tasted flavors of chocolate, cream, vanilla, roasted malt, light caramel, smoke and slight hoppiness. I havenít had a porter this good in a long time!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CPTTightPants (1) - - JAN 12, 2016 does not count
Smooth, no aftertaste, aroma too understated, not nutty enough, a little too much hops for me.

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