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RATINGS: 1955   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Very dark brown with a noisy khaki head that dissipates quickly. The aroma has strong notes of anise and chocolate with just a touch of smoke. The flavor is nicely roasty and slightly smokey (this would go great with grilled steaks or burgers). The body is a bit thin and soda bubbly, but not enough to be irritating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Clear but completely black except spots where light hits. Smells like roasted coffee. Tastes not thick, no lingering bitterness. Fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at the brewpub, which might explain why it was more carbonated than expected. Nose of coffee and roasted malt, very typical of a porter. Chocolate less so than coffee. Very short finish. Consider a good introduction to darker beers for the uninitiated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XtinaGoesWest (2) - Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2016 does not count
First introduction to Deschutes and I wasn't disappointed. Enjoyed on tap and beautifully poured into an imperial pint glass. Slight hop and roasted malt aroma up front. Midnight black with a beautiful creamy head reminiscent of a properly pulled espresso. I loved the slightly thicker mouthfeel was offset by a nice dry slightly hopped finish. Very reliable porter that kinda veers into stout territory. Definitely won't hesitate to order it again when I'm in the mood for something dark and mean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aphasialiu (13) - TAIWAN - OCT 8, 2016
跟昨天的La Trappe Quadrupel嘉年華比起&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (837) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a full and smooth khaki head. The aroma is full of coffee and roasted malts, along with lesser amounts of chocolate vanilla. The taste is a bit sweet. Chocolate is most pronounced here. There are still plenty of roasted malts, some nuttiness, coffee, and some light caramel. Mild chocolate aftertaste. I find this medium in body, with a more thin texture, and having some soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (792) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is smoke, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1443) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2016
bottled - super dark in color. Nice portery/chocolatey flavor. Sweet aroma of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (1279) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Bouteille avec un BB du 01/01/2017. Robe brune foncée légèrement claire, un peu comme un cola, sans col de mousse. Arômes de chocolat au lait, café noisettes, malt légèrement grillé et cacao. En bouche, mélange de chocolat noir, café froid et noisette, petite amertume grillée. Finale un peu plus chocolatée. Texture huileuse et légère, corps moyen. Très bon porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2162) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of coffee, licorice, cocoa, vanilla bean. Black with a somewhat lasting beige head. Mostly dry, flavors of vanilla, caramel, roasty. Medium bodied, very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2016
big two finger lite tan head and very pretty lacing.... brew is dark chestnut with mahogany highlites. aroma is roasted grains and chocolate... and lite roasted cold coffee... not getting much if any hop aroma. some fruitiness. solid medium body with a creamy lingering palate ... good amount of chocolate malt flavor and roasted grains.. again a slight fruitiness. IMHO, this is a staple American porter.

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