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RATINGS: 2020   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Pours a nice almost black brown, thin pour, thin off-white head. Aroma very nice of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and nutty. Flavor is very pleasant, but no surprise from the aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy and dry. Very nice porter here. Looking forward to XX.


2.2
Inbreak (6068) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2017
19.04.2014, 0,35l bottle @ Monk’s American Bar:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet roasted, puffed rice, roasted grain, dark sugar, roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel, hay, grass, lactose. Taste is slightly sweet watery, roasted grain, hay, cardboard, puffed rice, coffee, grass, sugar, caramel. Medium bitterness, slightly dry watery mouthfeel. Meh! Expected a lot more from this one...

3.9
paulcliff (26) - - JUL 24, 2017
Chocolatey aroma is dominant, pours a dark colour with creamy head. Smooth creamy mouthfeel for sure! Flavours of chocolate and malt are prominent. Would love a glass of this porter some evening in the dead of winter! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
AJCliff1983 (5) - - JUL 24, 2017 does not count
Right from the first sip you could taste the chocolate. Though there is a slight bitterness the chocolate comes through perfectly. Has a rich dark colour. It’s definitely a beer I would have again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
floydslip (401) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Dark brown beer with a medium foamy tan head. Nose of cola, cocoa, and candied nuts. Flavor is fairly rich with semi-sweet chocolate, light coffee, and vanilla finished with a chalky bitterness that lingers pleasantly. With a slightly creamy mouth feel, this is a solid, mild porter.

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balloonbuffoon (330) - - JUL 17, 2017
12floz bottle, $1.50 unit price, BBD: 11.04.2017, mug glass. Presents itself blackish-brown in color and a one-finger, big bubbles head. The smell isn’t very impressive, charcoal with hint of toffee. Tastes better though, moderately roasty and dark chocolate comes through just a tad. Palate is mostly dry, but velvety textures ripple through every now and then. In short, a decent basic American porter and nothing more.

3.4
eallenbrown (15) - - JUL 16, 2017
Nice porter with some traditional aspects, but a little on the sweet side.still, drinkable and approachable. Nothing blows you away, but it goes down quick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Strangebrewer (1309) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2017
bottle. Poured deep brown with a creamy tan head. Roasty coffees aroma. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sticky finish. Flavour of roasted malts, bitter sweet with notes of coffee bean, cocoa powder, a bit herbal.

4.2
freekyp (2257) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Black butte is known as a standard amongst porters for good reason. Pours dark black capped off with a creamy dollop of dark tan head. Every sip leaves a ring of lace. Milk chocolate nose with some fresh coffee. Medium creamy body is mouthfilling. Ends with a spritzy wash of bubbles and a bit of cola character. An easy drinking porter that is highly sessionable, yet full flavored, despite being just above 5%.

3.8
Bacchus66 (383) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2017
From tap at Mike’s Pizza. Pours dark brown, nearly black with a thin beige head. Roasted malt nose, some chocolate notes. Flavors are malt, cocoa powder, light coffee. Medium bodied. Dry, mildly bitter finish. Overall very good.

3.6
Ccar (1) - - JUN 30, 2017 does not count
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