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RATINGS: 1817   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2009
An absolute top notch performer and contender for world’s best porter. I have had many porters and this one sets the standard for all others to be judged. It has a hint of chocolate aftertaste and a full bodied dark black color. Yummmmm!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (99) - - MAY 1, 2015
12 oz bottle. Deep brown, near black with a sand-colored head. Roasty, chocolate aroma, earth, grass. Creamed coffee, chocolate, woody, earthy. Not getting much of the supposed hops. Silky, thin finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (109) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2015
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into tulip glass. Pours dark brown/black and opaque with a quickly-dissipating one-finger tan head. Nose is roasty malts, some chocolate, and vanilla. Maybe a little nuttiness. Medium bodied. A bit thin for my taste. A little dry. Taste is malts, weak chocolate, walnut, and a little coffee. A hint of vanilla. Not sweet at all. A solid porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (199) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
12 oz bottle pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is creamy, smooth and sweet espresso like malts with hints of vanilla and oak. Slightly bitter. Nice porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1459) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
The quintessential porter, with just enough bitterness to help balance the roasted malt notes, semi-creamy head, and cocoa sweetness. Low enough ABV (5.2%) to drink multiples. It has many characteristics of a stout, but isn’t as chewy/thick, leaving you with that full feeling. Let it warm up a bit to thoroughly enjoy. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (23) - , HONG KONG - APR 21, 2015
This 12oz bottle was dated best by 3rd July 2015 and was poured into a pint glass. It poured a really dark brown with a half finger tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a generous amount of lacing. Aromas were lightly of espresso coffee with some chocolate and maybe a bit of dark fruits like prunes. Would have preferred a stronger smell. As for tastes, there was immediate dark bitter chocolate with roasty malts and a slight herbal bitter ending. It was medium bodied, medium carbonation and somewhat creamy. Overall this was a nice porter that I would buy again… if only it were that easy in Hong Kong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (451) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - APR 18, 2015
355 ml bottle from Saveur-biere.com, France. Dark brown color with a beige head. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, roasted notes and some bread. Taste is sweet with chocolate, nuts, biscuit, caramel, some coffee. Light body with low to medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (158) - - APR 14, 2015
(Bottle) I like this porter, although it tastes just a bit thin for me. But, it’s a pretty good porter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wolfenkopf (177) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
The aroma on this one is quite interesting. I smell chocolate, very sugary chocolate and...screw me blue...but apricot??? Okay, dried apricot, though that bit is mild. Head is off-white and brew is a bit darker than a cola and the light coming through makes it appear red. The taste is a sweet, faintly fruity, coffee & chocolate mess of goodness. The mouth feel is lightly oily and is mildly mistreated by a bit of over-carbonation. Overall, I like it quite a bit, though I prefer porters to have a less sugary content.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reconqvista (245) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
Brown colored beer with a light brown head that goes away quickly. Aroma is malty with caramel with strong roasted notes and chocolate. Flavor is sweet malt with caramel hints. Body is thin and carbonation is low.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
partchapol (58) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2015
Smell with cacao, hop, nut, come in dark brown with nice vanilla crown, taste of chocolate, bitter, tannin&sour finish, light body, feel it a bit overrated.


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