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RATINGS: 1964   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap. Great looking porter - near black with tan head and splotchy lacing. Aroma is subtle - light roast, some fruit. Flavors missing in the aroma come through in the taste - nice combination of licorice and dark fruit. Moderately sweet with a clean dry finish. Body is medium/light - very drinkable. Good carbonation. Nice porter.


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DandyWolfFloyd (1260) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2018
Aroma- coffee, dark fruits, chocolate, roast and toffee. Appearance- brown body with a small beige head. Taste- chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, malt chocolate. Palate - full body, thick texture, average carbonation, and roast astringent finish.

3
ftzukrw (4) - - JAN 6, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2018 Descent porter but I only give it a 3. I may of had a old bottle, the best by date was 3 months late.

3.4
the_beergery (178) - - JAN 1, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 355 ml bottle. Pour is dark black topped with light tan or off white froth which dissipates to a thin ring. Aromas are mostly dark chocolate at first with roasted malts. Taste is dominated by roasted malts, so little sweetness, and mostly dry. Mouthfeel is creamy due to carbonation.

3.2
arsol (1265) - NORWAY - DEC 27, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2017 mørk brun farge med lyst beige skum. Lukter karamell malt. veldig mild/lett i smak. Ok. men ikke mere en det

3.2
Vighals (4542) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2017 Mørk brun lett tåkete med lavt beige skum. Lukter trevirke, nøtter og rosiner. Lett + i fylde. Smaker lett bitter brent karamell, noe røkt trevirke og noe sjokolade. Kort.

3.8
nybol (2440) - DENMARK - DEC 17, 2017
Chokolade og mørke malte, næsten ingen humle. Fin balance i en let porter, som man sagtens kan have flere af.

3.6
BierMeHoos (650) - Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2017
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: This has a nice look dark in color with about a finger of head. Aroma: light hop bitterness, malty, coffee and chocolate and a bit resiny. Taste: This is a very easy drinking porter. Well balanced on the flavor and overall just a great taste for 5.2 ABV. Palate: Slight carbonation, not to heavy, very drinkable. Overall I really enjoy this porter, definetely a nice balance of flavor and tart just what I expect from a porter. Not too sweet either.

3.8
BarelyCynical (27) - - DEC 1, 2017
Excellent porter. A bit hoppy, but not to a point where it too much. Slight bitterness gives way to excellent roasted flavor. After taste isn’t great, but overall very satisfied. Will return again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
simontomlinson (673) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2017
Thick creamy beige head stayed on a near black, finely carbonated body. Minimal aroma of dark fruit & malt. Medium bodied, smooth & sharp on the back. Dry. Dark bitter berries, sugar, cream, malt, dark spirits & a hoppy undercurrent.

4.2
beerlover503a (28) - Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2017
Black Butte has a slight hop bitterness up front with a nice distinctive chocolate and roasted finish. Very creamy mouthfeel and wonderfully intense flavors. I believe this was Deschutes first big name in their portfolio and it has done nothing but improve with time.


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