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RATINGS: 1949   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
This unassuming brown porter was partly responsible for popularizing dark ales in Oregon. Smooth, creamy, and sweet, this is an everyman beer. If you have someone who ’hates beer’ (read, hates Bud), hand ’em a bottle of this. It’s sweet and tasty and guaranteed to explode a few opinions. (Trivia: Gold medal, 1996 GABF, and one of Full Sail brewer John Harris’s original recipes.)


3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (1186) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2084) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1663) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Pours dark brown with a tan head that fades to a coating. Aroma is cocoa malt and a touch of sour milk. Flavor is roasted chocolate malt with nutty bitterness and a touch of sour. Good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (375) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2016
pours cola brown with a medium tan head. bready roasted malt aroma. Good carbonation, good tasting. Malt and coffee. Pleasant finish. Good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (656) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Tap at Cooper. Dark black pour with minimal head. Dark malts on the aroma. Taste pretty much follows, a little thin but creamy. Slight ashy finish. Very drinkable porter. I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1763) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
On tap, GBBF 2016. Dark brown, tiny white foam. Rounded, malty, coffee and treacle. Nicely bitter, not overly hoppy. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roymullins (13) - - AUG 25, 2016
Smooth, malty, balanced, beautiful... The perfect porter Even better (if possible) cask conditioned from the brewery in Bend

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (1003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2016
2016 Philly Beer Week draft at Deschutes Street Pub. Pours semi-opaque cola-brown with a touch of a tan head. Aroma of coffee over nutty malt. Body is medium and just a touch oily. Mild finish. Flavor of nutty malt underneath a note of coffee. Slight note of char.


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