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RATINGS: 1869   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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. Itís prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cdbob (12) - Alberta, - OCT 21, 2012
A hint of oats and coffee in the nose. Upon the intial taste it gives a light caramel flavor, oats, and a hint of coffee. A nice dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daesposi (11) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2015
The beers I love I find I drink to fast. My freind who picked this out for me laughed as he saw how serious I was when he saw how empty my glass was. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Livendadream (176) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Btl pours a very dark brown color with a big tan creamy head,looks exactly the way a beer should look, beautiful! It lingers for a while then leaves huge ribbons of lace on glass. Smells of cocoa,coffee and a hint of smoke.Tastes of chocolate, toast, ash,and earth. Light body, thin, creamy,slightly bitter mouthfeel, perfect carbonation and a bold roasty finish. Nice malty flavors and the light body make this beer easy to consume. Decent offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eruizgarcia (270) - - NOV 13, 2015
Delicious. Bright at first with lots of chocolate, slightly ashy, satisfying creamy palate. Well balanced, excellent! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OnTheTrail (175) - Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Pours a lovely almost black. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, caramel? Taste of cocoa, sweet malts, a hint of hoppy bitterness. Excellent smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (619) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2015 Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, bread, mostly roast. Appearance is dark brown, beige head, poured thin. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, yeast, thin. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, decent carbonation. Overall, I?m a little disappointed. For a brewery I hold in high regard, I expected this to be better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Pours a dark brown with t thin tan head. Has a faint aroma of sweet malts and chocolate. Medium body but a tad thin. Flavor of roasted malt with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Slight carbonation with a smooth roasty finish. Flavors donít linger around much. It could use a little more punch. Overall not bad, just a little on the weak side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (451) - - OCT 10, 2015
Moderate chocolate notes. Light coffee, faint milk and cereal grains. Not revolutionary but good and pretty easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beer_rookie (222) - USA - OCT 10, 2015
Pours a dark brown. Huge khaki head with pretty clean lacing.

Aroma is milky and slightly coffee and chocolate. It has some prune juice smell, but not much. Smells malty. I also smell smokiness. Smells great.

Taste is creamy and smooth. Thereís some smoky and char flavor. It has some coffee and maybe some chocolate. Thereís some decent dark roasted malt. Itís flavorful. Easy to drink, but you want to sip and savor.

Mouthfeel is so smooth. Itís creamy. Itís thin, but super drinkable. Itís pretty dry. Leaves slightly smoky aftertaste.

Overall, this is amazing. I like porters and I love this. You must try this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bornyensis (234) - BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2015
Een vreemde potterbier. Zeer donker van kleur, bijna een stout. Wel goed te drinken.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
There sadly isnít much of an aroma on this thing and it only has modest head on top of a black ruby body. Flavour is a weak affair with only hints of barley and a medium finish. Just meh after some other more spectacular beers.

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