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RATINGS: 1965   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
Learninbeer (689) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2017
The aroma is malts, some coffee, roasty. Pours dark brown with light tan head, mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter/sweet. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. a good beer.

3.6
M4grem (101) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2017
An excellent project tree. Mine was a little too cold so couldn't really experience it's delicious flavors till it was too late. But enjoyed none the less. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Christos (5938) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2017
(Deschutes Black Butte Porter) Bottle 355ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 5.2% Dark brown colour on the body, clear, tall and thick beige head on top. Aroma of toasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Taste follows, coffeevand chocolate, toasted malts. Medium thin body, soft carbonation. Good.

3.9
hman43 (1955) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2017
It pours black with a light brown head. It has aromas of roast and chocolate. The flavors add sweet fruity esters like cherries. Bitterness is low.

3.5
crazy_cat_lady (765) - - MAY 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2017 Bottle in San Carlos from a store whose name I don’t recall. Pitch black with tan head. Very faint aroma of cola, roasted malt, coffee. Tastes of cola and roasted barley, with some light coffee and chocolate notes. I was expecting better based on the rating in ratebeer.

3.5
574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Pours dark brown with a thinner khaki head that leaves some spotty lace. Nose involves milk chocolate, nutty notes, toasted malt, a light hint of smoke, and cherry. Fairly sweet, decently bitter. Lighter to medium bodied, actively carbed, slick feel, with a toasty chocolaty finish. A decent dark session beer, but it’s missing something for me. I’d love some rye-influenced spicy, maybe a more pronounced roasted note.

3.9
sm89walt (2092) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle - Shady Pines, Sydney. An opaque brown with a small but mostly lasting, somewhat lacing light tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, liquorice, roasted malt, dark and dried fruits, and smoke. The palate echoes the nose with an additional creamy vanilla characters. Medium to full in body, medium carbonation with an oily mouthfeel and a long finish.

3.3
Sidnne (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Poured from a bottle. Pours deep brown with thick head, mild lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, toast. Delicious smooth flavor to match. Only downside is that it’s a bit too thin and watery. It would be better if it were a little more creamy. Would probably be amazing on Nitro.

3.7
BeerRenter76 (1061) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/20/08. My least favorite thing about this was the smell, there wasnt much there to speak of. Other than that it was pretty decent, Flavor was of a strong dark chocolate, kinda dry and bitter, with coffee, and a slight nutty presence in the finish. Mouthfeel was a little on the light side, but it was o.k. Overall it was a pretty good porter, thats worth a try.

3.2
SloaneRanger (89) - - MAY 7, 2017
Näyttää kunnon porterilta vaahtoineen. Tuoksu maltainen ja hieman kuiva. Maku ei niin vivahteikas, harmittavan kevyt runko. Paikoin myös vetinen. Sinänsä helposti juotava perus-porter.


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