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RATINGS: 2006   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. Its prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours black with a soapy head. Aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Taste is chocolate first with some sweetness coming through. Great porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christos (5553) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1487) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (521) - - MAY 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2017 Bottle in San Carlos from a store whose name I dont 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1415) - 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 its missing something for me. Id love some rye-influenced spicy, maybe a more pronounced roasted note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (2057) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sidnne (11) - 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 its a bit too thin and watery. It would be better if it were a little more creamy. Would probably be amazing on Nitro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (1002) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SloaneRanger (10) - - MAY 7, 2017
Nytt kunnon porterilta vaahtoineen. Tuoksu maltainen ja hieman kuiva. Maku ei niin vivahteikas, harmittavan kevyt runko. Paikoin mys vetinen. Sinns helposti juotava perus-porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftyHare (53) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2017
355ml pours cola brown with tiny off-white head. Subtle earthy aroma with a little cocoa and brown sugar. Flavours of roasted malt, cocoa, ash, espresso, and a little nuttiness. Overall a bit thin and watery. Flavour diminishes quickly at the finish leaving a slightly sour citrusy taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (731) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 21, 2017
Black colour, medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruits, coffee. Dry sweet taste, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Very nice porter.

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