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RATINGS: 1947   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Black Butte pours a molasses brown color with a visible ruby tint. It is thin enough for light to get through even in the center. A modes tan head forms initially and then slides down The aroma gives this away as a classic porter. Dark chocolate and roasted malt notes really carry the nose, with a bit of smoke and coffee. Each sip starts with a strong dark chocolate flavor. A strong malt profile is never relaly sweet, and a light coffee biterness grows over the course of the sip. There is a very mild hop presence that rounds out the slightly bitter finish. This porter has crisp, full carbonation that lends to a light mouthfeel overall. The 5.2% ABV makes this an easy drinker. Overall, this is a light, simple, drinkable example of a good style.


3.5
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 .

1.5
mesacollier (19) - - 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

4.2
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.

3.8
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.

5
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

2.9
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

4.5
higgsbison (260) - 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

3.9
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.

3.9
oobawa (1642) - 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.

3.8
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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