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RATINGS: 1744   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cblado (243) - Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a thick, inky black color with a nice tan head. Great lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, some peat, with some great cocoa notes. Flavor is similar, with a strong roasted malt backbone. I took a trip to Portland a few years ago and got acquainted with this beer. I recall sitting on my friend’s porch on Gladstone St. on a summer night, throwing back a couple of these. What a great beer.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jwrock3 (19) - - OCT 23, 2014
Pours dark Brown, almost no light through, slight, thin khaki head, thin lacing. Aroma roast, caramel, slight chocolate, coffee and earthy hops. Taste big roast, black malt, cracker, caramel, earthy hops and chocolate and coffee in the background. Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, very slight roast astringency, dry finish. Overall very good beer, excellent representation of style, very tasty, complex and balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"bigger, thicker mouthfeel than a lot of porters, which is why it stands out from the crowd. has all the chocolaty, roasted goodness you can ask for...not too many american porters are better. i’ve had this one a lot, so sometimes it’s taken for granted, but it always stands out in a taste-off."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2197) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is Coffee, toffee, and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1398) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of roasted nuts and coffee. Taste is not an ounce sweet with some nice roasted and chocolatey notes. Some lactose-like sweet afterthought and more nuts. Body is medium and carbonation moderately high. Overall a fine porter.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctomson (12) - - OCT 13, 2014
Pours thick and dark. Has a nice cream head. Coffee aromas and flavor with mild chocolate. Super smooth no hop at all. Easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1538) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Black color and no light comes through brew. Low in sweetness...but light on flavor compared to my favorite porters.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says a little salty good toffee and Carmel not too much coffee she gives a 4.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (391) - - OCT 11, 2014
Aroma. Smokey, malt, sour something. Look...dark black, small head. Taste. Some wang. Chicory. Feel. Low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2014
12oz bottle. Translucent edged deep brown-amber body. Steady, lacy beige head. A pretty classic US Porter. Clean and well executed. On the fuller side of medium bodied, very drinkable. Smooth roasty chocolate tones. A lot of Porters are more exciting than this, but this is straight down the middle, solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2042) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown body, not quite jet black with a quick fading khaki foam that settles to a small film & collar. Aroma of light coffee beans, some chocolate malt, a bit of creamy sweetness, & a faint touch of roast. More dark chocolate & roasted malt in the flavor with a small undercurrent of residual sweetness for balance. A touch of coffee beans & some very faint black licorice. Thin body, washy mouth feel.


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