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RATINGS: 1811   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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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nittanytide (245) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Dark brown with thin white head. Aroma is faint coffee. Taste is toast and coffee. Smooth finish. Struck me as more of a brown ale than a porter.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (132) - - 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 (176) - 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 (160) - 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 (57) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSilentSaint (70) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Dark black pour. Medium mouthfeel with low carbonation. Overall a good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (628) - CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours clear brown with amber-brown highlights, one finger of rocky tan head diminishing gradually to a thick cap and spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is dark roasty malt, coffee and dark chocolate, mild liquorice and vanilla, slight earthy and citrus hops, very faint smoke. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Medium body, soft carbonation, crisp mildly bitter finish. (4/5) An interesting porter with a hint of earthy hops and a crisp, very slightly citrusy tart finish. A definite American twist on a style that tends to be a bit, well.. boring. It’s not an unreserved success, but it’s also not your grandpa’s porter, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. (14/20)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnacle_Ed (29) - Milpitas, California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Deep brown with moderate tan head. Coffee, chocolate, toasted malts, and buttery tastes. Goes through mild sweetness to bitter aftertaste as it lingers. Smell is much weaker than taste but the chocolate and coffee are still present. Thinner body than expected, but this makes the beer very quaffable. Quite nice overall for the price I paid and at the low ABV you can knock a few back without much trouble.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1376) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 3-26-15. Dark brown, almost black with an amber hue. Small amount of short-lasting, taupe head. Nice tint to the color of the head, but, otherwise, ordinary appearance for the style. Coffee, char, and mocha scents in the pleasant aroma. Very nice, charred toast flavor. Coffee with cream. Medium body. Reasonably crisp and lively in the palate. Smooth and almost silky. Simple beer and in a style for which I don’t particularly care, but a clearly well executed one. Well above average for a porter and a slightly above average beer overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickFifty (601) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
Dark red-brown color, tiny beige head. Roasted malt nose, burnt sugar, ripe fruit, caramel, milk chocolate. Sweet taste, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, hint of earthy hops. Medium body, average to soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/27/15] Draught at Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland. Black. Roasty aroma with some licorice, coffee and a bit of chocolate. Bittersweetish roasty flavor with coffee, licorice, and a dry bitter finish. Medium-bodied.


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