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RATINGS: 1704   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 (865) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emartell (234) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUL 31, 2014
Aroma que invita a probarla. Notas a café, chocolate, maltas tostadas y caramelo. Cerveza negra, cuerpo medio, baja carbonatacion, corona de espuma media de alta retención. En boca ligero sabor a chocolate, suave y un poco amarga. Al paladar en primera instancia se percibe el café y chocolate, así como un ligero amargor, aún que al final es muy ligera. En general es una cerveza suave y agradable, aún que un poco aguada al final, dejando un poco que desear en lo que respecta a la maltosidad y al final tan corto.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hank37 (11) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
Gentle hints of cherry and molasses on the nose, feels quite thin and light in the mouth where tastes of subtle coffee and cocoa are present. My hope was that the sweet aromas mentioned earlier would carry on throughout, but the aromas gave way to a sharp hit of bitterness,which was rounded out by a lingering, well-rounded sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (607) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle @ home, from Saveur-biere.com - Color: dark back beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt and coffee notes, sweet presence. Taste: nice texture on mouth, roasted malt domination with nice sweet sensation and caramel. Aftertaste: nice malt and caramel note. Really drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EBROVIAK (11) - - JUL 23, 2014
Molasses. Did anyone say molasses? The other hints noted are there but the maple syrup/molasses flavor is big. Bigger at first but doesn’t fade too much. A great high flavor and unconventional porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr aromatisch nach Kaffee, bitterer Schokolade, Röstmalz und etwas Vanille. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, süß schokoladig, etwas Kaffee, Vanille.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3639) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2014
355ml bottle. Ruby red glowing, dark brown colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Minimally roasty dark malty aroma with a cautious touch of liquorice, hints of cocoa, chocolate, a fruity touch of berrries and plum. Taste is initially minimally sweet fruity, hints of red berries, later chocolately dark malty, hints of cocoa, dry and slightly malt-spicy finish; super soft and silky palate, fine pored, vivacious but still pillowy carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
341ml bottle. Rich mahogany in colour with a thin but lasting beige head, light lacing. Aroma is of caramel, liquorice, molasses and roasted malts. Flavour is a bit thin, some chocolate, light roast with a small sweetness. Thin mouthfeel, light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes fairly quick, thin. Just noticed the date on the bottle, BB November/07 (opened April 2010). Oops, a little late on opening this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mydogjet (25) - - JUL 19, 2014
Very dark brown with a tight short lived white head. Smells of plumb and toast. Taste is coffee, and cherry. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Very nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
acaffar2 (20) - - JUL 17, 2014
Super light and drinkable for a dark beer. Tastes like coffee and chocolate milk. Slightly charred.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Not sure how I haven’t rated this one. Pours black butthole black with beige top, medium in size. Aromas and flavor are licorice, dark malt, cocoa, rye, light roast, and sticky espresso. Medium bodied with light bitterness.


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