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RATINGS: 1948   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. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (2591) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
Easy drinking porter. The aroma was a faint roasted grain. The color was quite dark with an off white foamy head. Medium body that did not fill me up and it went well with a turkey burger. The flavor was roasted but a little subdued for my liking. The was a creamy quality and lactose element that reminded me of some sweet stouts. Good staple porter.

Mjp12 (1959) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Green coffee bean bitterness on the aroma, from a bottle , this has a rather thin mouthfeel , some spice and bitterness on the finish. Decent, but I was expecting more .

mesacollier (20) - - OCT 5, 2017
Very little chocolate aroma, nice dark rich Color, very little flavor and bitter, very dry finish which I don’t like, I will not buy again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jeruvy (3) - - OCT 5, 2017 does not count
This is a pretty common and excellent porter. Very creamy and robost flavors make this a staple porter for regular consumption.

hohops (1065) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Appearance- very dark brown, slight ruby tinge, a small beige head which fades quickly. Aroma- coffee, dark fruits, milk chocolate, toffee. Taste- chocolate, bitter coffee, dark fruit traces, caramel malt, chocolate fudge. Full and quite thick mouthfeel, chewy finish. Very good.

Hopskotch (20) - Stanford, California, USA - SEP 28, 2017
I absolutely love this beer. Everything about it is incredible, and yet it also doesn't try to do too much. My mouth is watering as I type this. Well done

miniash (15) - - SEP 24, 2017
Draft at Brewdog Shoreditch. Chocolate and roasted notes that follows through into taste. Black appearance. Tastes fairly thin and overall fairly underwhelming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Strong coffee and chocolate notes. The sweetness balances nicely with the light bitterness. A bit thin compared to other porters. Flavor improves and it mellows as it warms. Maybe my favorite Porter after Edmund Fitzgerald and Fullers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

themightyjag (604) - - SEP 22, 2017
355ml bottle from Brewdog shop. Good sized creamy head, decent lacing. Dark black body. Creamy chocolate nose, hints of coffee. Roast coffee flavour, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, a little spice, very light bitterness on the finish. Light carbonation, smooth creamy mouthfeel. Very good porter.

oobawa (1653) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2017
Classic American porter, bittersweet with a hefty chocolate core surrounded by mild cherry-raisin notes and a roasty, modest bitterness on the finish. Creamy texture and lovely mocha nose make it way too easy to kill the pint. Good beer.

Sebilinz (2547) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle. Black body with tan head. Aroma is malts caramel chocolate hints of coffee. Taste is is sweet dark caramel coffee some tobacco and hints of smoke. Aftertaste is sweet dark roasted malts. Nice one.

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