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bottled
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RATINGS: 1958   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. Its prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, - MAR 5, 2014
Large foamy head that mostly lasted. Pitch black color. Nice rice malt aroma. Light burned notes. Hint of chocolate. Some light hoppy notes as well. Light to medium body, soft carbonated. Light sweet flavor, with some bitterness. Light sweet finish with some light roasted notes at the very end.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ngejo (976) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 16, 2016
Bottle. Clear, brown, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreweryGuide4 (3) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2016 does not count
An easy drinking porter. Tastes of malt, chocolate, coffee, and even slightly of caramel. A good porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (959) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle into a snifter showing caramel brown with half a finger of latte colored foam. The nose shows notes of caramel, bready malts, with a light toasted note. The palate is very light bodied and highly carbonated; perfect airy porter mouth feel. Sweet malt forwardness - moderately sweet. A bit too sweet and one dimensional but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Clear but completely black except spots where light hits. Smells like roasted coffee. Tastes not thick, no lingering bitterness. Fizzy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at the brewpub, which might explain why it was more carbonated than expected. Nose of coffee and roasted malt, very typical of a porter. Chocolate less so than coffee. Very short finish. Consider a good introduction to darker beers for the uninitiated.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XtinaGoesWest (3) - Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2016 does not count
First introduction to Deschutes and I wasn't disappointed. Enjoyed on tap and beautifully poured into an imperial pint glass. Slight hop and roasted malt aroma up front. Midnight black with a beautiful creamy head reminiscent of a properly pulled espresso. I loved the slightly thicker mouthfeel was offset by a nice dry slightly hopped finish. Very reliable porter that kinda veers into stout territory. Definitely won't hesitate to order it again when I'm in the mood for something dark and mean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aphasialiu (23) - TAIWAN - OCT 8, 2016
跟昨天的La Trappe Quadrupel嘉年華比起&

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (852) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a full and smooth khaki head. The aroma is full of coffee and roasted malts, along with lesser amounts of chocolate vanilla. The taste is a bit sweet. Chocolate is most pronounced here. There are still plenty of roasted malts, some nuttiness, coffee, and some light caramel. Mild chocolate aftertaste. I find this medium in body, with a more thin texture, and having some soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (800) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is smoke, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1476) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2016
bottled - super dark in color. Nice portery/chocolatey flavor. Sweet aroma of chocolate.


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