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RATINGS: 1846   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Haslinger (873) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a frothy head. Nice creamy mouthfeel with a slight bit of chocolate and coffee. Finishes smooth with a solid aftertaste. Would definitely buy again.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, roasted malts, and some coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (393) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2015
12 oz bottle. A "thin" porter with a creamy mouthfeel. Taste of chocolate and roasted finish. If you think that porters are to "heavy" for warmer weather, give this one a try.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
xuqi (11) - Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Clove, clove, banana, leather, clove, clove, alcohol, alcohol, basement aromas, spruce, leather, banana

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (291) - SINGAPORE - JUL 5, 2015
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 25/06/15. 50ml sampler. Black in colour with a small tan coloured head. Medium body and light carbonation. Aroma of hops, chocolate and coffee. Smooth flavour profile - roasted chocolate malt, coffee, caramel, marshmallow. The sweet flavours run into a nice bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
youdictategood (415) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. Pours almost black with a small but thick head. Fairly mild aroma of chocolate, malts, and raisins. Flavor is similarly mild - chocolate, coffee grounds, some toasted nuts. Nice mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a black color with a nice creamy head and some lacing. Smells of toasted malt and chocolate. Tastes of cocoa powder and malt. Finishes slightly sweet, which I don’t mind at all. A pretty solid beer here. Wish it had better aroma though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spike531 (7) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
Nice aroma, however it is not a strong one, subtle, but good. Beautiful black color very dark, you can barely see light through it, but low head. The taste is a classic example of the style, my girlfriend enjoys this, and she is not a fan of beer in general. It is sweat but not overpowering with a hint of chocolate in the after taste. Nice mouth feel with very little carbonation which is typical of a porter. I would recommend this and drink it again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (160) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place (Rock Hill) MO. Aroma is roasted malts with mild chocolate. Appearance is very dark brown--almost opaque, with 2-finger beige foamy head with attractive lacing. Taste is moderately sweet with roasted chocolate. Palate is mild to moderate body with thin texture with carbonation to support the beer but not call attention to itself. Finish is mildly sweet. Overall, a nice Porter with a little bit thin palate.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tapthis (168) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
This is a great stout. Very creamy carbonation (and mouthfeel) and head with great lacing. tastes of roasted malts, coffee with creamer. Very Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scarletfire65 (1109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is coffee, wood, char. Creamy carbonation. Clean roasted malts, milky coffee, dark chocolate. Dry finish. Fantastic.


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