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RATINGS: 1939   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
This unassuming brown porter was partly responsible for popularizing dark ales in Oregon. Smooth, creamy, and sweet, this is an everyman beer. If you have someone who 'hates beer' (read, hates Bud), hand 'em a bottle of this. It's sweet and tasty and guaranteed to explode a few opinions. (Trivia: Gold medal, 1996 GABF, and one of Full Sail brewer John Harris's original recipes.)


3.8
Sebilinz (2481) - 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.

2.9
miniash891989 (134) - - SEP 9, 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

3.5
koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2017
On draft at Dan's Downtown Tavern. The pour is a darker brown with a good bit of garnet showing through and a thin off khaki colored ring of head that leaves a light soapy lace behind. The aroma is really bitter up front. There is a good bit of hop, and then a light roastiness. A light metallic component comes to light with a good chocolate through the finish. The flavor is much of the same. It's really bitter. The chocolate comes through a little more with a roastiness undertone. The metallic fades a bit, which is nice. The mouth feel is solidly medium bodied with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly bitter and roasty finish. This isn't terrible for a porter, but the bitterness of the hop just doesn't do it for me. 6 4 7 4 14

3.9
Cokemonkey11 (994) - - AUG 27, 2017
On tap at Brewdog soho. Black with a perfect ice cream foam residing. Scent is quite impressive notes of what I think is mahogany wood vanilla. Taste is lovely, medium dense porter with wood resins, caramel, bubblegum flavors. Finish is lightly dry. Bit sticky when warmed. Very great.

3.3
BeardedAvenger (949) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2017
Keg at Brewdog Soho. Coffee berries, cream, floral hints. Jet black. Thin beige head. Surprisingly sweet. Banana even Light bitter. Sour berry hints. Coffee. Cream. Medium bodied. Relatively light. Fizzy organisation. Abrupt finish. Very sweet. Alright. Not quite my thing.

3.7
HourGlass13 (984) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Pours up brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted coffee. Taste is bittersweet, with notes of chocolate, and coffee. Light fruity undertones, but the chocolate stays dominant. Body stays to the lighter side of medium. Good.

3.1
szampapal (35) - POLAND - AUG 17, 2017
coffee, roasty, bread, black, clear, frothy, tan foam, lightly bitter, lightly sour, creamy, long finish, lively,

3.6
ngunity (177) - - AUG 9, 2017
From bottle. Aroma was chocolate and booze and a little metallic. Pours with modest fast dissipating head. Tastes of rich chocolate, roast, and a little warming booze, also a tiny hint of perfume which was nice. Drinks very very dry and rich

4.1
nsharma (12) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2017
I had this beer at craft beer and it was amazing. It pours a coffee black with a tan head. Chocolate aroma, slight hop bitterness with a creamy taste in your mouth. I highly recommend this beer.

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runaway (96) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2017
12 oz bottle pours a cloudy black -- showing a dark cola coloration at the corners when held to the light -- with a patchy tan head.The aroma is first of dark roast malt, with a leathery dark chocolate smell and anise and dried fruit notes coming after. The taste follows the aroma with a sweet creamy texture like a milk stout; the body is on the lighter side, but not watery. The finish has the leathery dark chocolate notes in a drawn out mildly bitter finish that is neither dry or sticky. The A thin head lingers and there is minimal lacing. This is a pretty solid porter, not extravagant or flashy, but amazing in a composed, reserved manner.


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