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RATINGS: 1660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Out of a bottle it pours a respectable black with a dark tan head. Aroma is sweet, almost red wine like. Taste is bitter, coffeeish and of roasted nuts. Finish is long and enjoyable. I had this one on tap at the Yard House in Phoenix and from what I remember is was a little better out of the tap. Still worth trying if you can only get the bottle though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours dark brown with a generous tan head. Smells of yogurt, chocolate. Tastes of rich dark malt with a full body and nice sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cranberryboy (18) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2007
A very good beer, you taste mostly chocolate and coffee with a mild bitterness, but it goes down really smooth. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2007
bottle: pours blackish brown with little to no head. aroma of carmal malts and roasted chocolate. flavour is of roasted malts and a little coffee.. finishes very roasted. well balanced good drinking porter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Poured a nice deep brown. almost black, with a tan head. Not quite on the same level as Bully Porter, IMHO, but it really has some of the same coffee like bitterness, balance by the toasted malt/ chocolate flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 Bottle from Decatrstevo. Had this in the fridge since October. I just kept passing over it. Black with no head. Wonderful coffee,coco, roasted malt aroma. The taste was the same with good robust finish. Creamy on the palate with chocolate notes throughout. Very good Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wegro (330) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2009 chocolatey caramel aroma, very nice. has a medium body, medium carbo too. oily mouthfeel, nice sweet malts underneath it all. flavor is dominated by malt, moderately sweet. not bitter at all, goes down very easy. its simplicity doesn’t take away from how enjoyable it is. Hard to fault a beer for being immediately tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Dark brown body with a medium sized, tan head. The aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, roast and fairly vinous. The flavor is milk chocolate, slight roast, mild coffee and slightly tart. The medium body is never thin with slightly prickly carbonation. Well done porter, very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
bottle. black color. no head. roast aroma and taste. smooth and chokolaty. nice and pleasant. very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duffman462 (173) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours very dark. Lots of roasted malt here. Hints of chocolate and roasted nuts. A bit thin, and not a lot of complexity. Average porter.


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