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RATINGS: 1725   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.


Dartagnan's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dartagnan (13) - Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2007
A rich creamy porter with hints of mocha. Think texture and full bodied beer the way a Porter should be done.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
majorbase2 (6) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Aroma is dark fruits, roasted coffee and chocolate, cherry, and a bit of booze. Appearance is a deep, dark brown with a decent sized brown head that dissipates quickly, leaving little lacing. Good hop character with lightly roasted chocolate and coffee, as well as a bit of toffee and molasses. Nothing too heavy. Remarkably well balanced and smooth. A bit of bready, sweet caramel to finish it off. Medium bodied. Goes down pretty easy. Overall a great example of a porter. Extremely well balanced with a nice bunch of flavors.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JonnyMadison (33) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark rich roast flavor with a little hop bitterness. Very smooth with easy-going aftertaste. A very complex and rich brew that is great by itself or paired with food (think comfort food like Mac and Cheese!)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (808) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours a beautiful dark brown color with a tight khaki head. Aromas and flavors of chocolate, coffee, nuts and a hint of citrus from the hops. Body was a bit thin but overall this is a great example of what a porter should be.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
pwachtman (2) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
Dark and opaque. Light, but pleasant and somewhat sweet aroma. Refreshing and not too heavy or thick. Would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1298) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Black Butte Porter is a dark brown opaque liquid with light brown head of small bubbles. Nose is sweet with caramelized roasted malt. Taste is a medium rich roasted malt and caramalized brown sugar mix with a nice coffeeish bitters going on. body is smooth and happy. a good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3230) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a very very dark reddish brown with a good head and decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma is cocoa and raw coffee beans. It’s lightly sweet smelling with some mild fruity hop character.

The flavor is really well balanced, not especially sweet at all but mildly so with a fairly bitter roasty character.It’s got a lot of chocolate and coffee notes along with a pretty nicely defined "c" hop flavor.

Easily something I could drink a whole lot of no doubt.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shinskyweiser (32) - - AUG 20, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 Pours a very dark brown with an off white head. Slightly roasty/chocolate aroma. Taste of burnt coffee with a hint of smoke and chocolate. Slight astringency. Finishes dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (136) - - AUG 20, 2014
Look: pours a dark black. Light brown head. Thick lacing. Smell: chocolate. Bitter chocolate. Coffee. Taste: chocolate. Coffee. Heavy malt. Feel: medium carbonation. Not as thick as I expected for a porter. Overall: good beer. More coffee flavor than expected. Slight underlying bitterness that I didn't expect. First Drank: home 8/20/14

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (677) - Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very chocolatey, vanilla, roasty. Taste is roasty, tobacco on the end. Overall, a good porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1618) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2014
A colablack beer with a big and beige head. The nose is strong, roasted, coffee, some liquirice, smoke, chocolate and herbs. Taste has liquirice, coffee, mild roastiness, smooth, some chocolate. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Nice liquirice porter with pleasant and smooth palate and strong flavours.


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