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RATINGS: 1948   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. Itís prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
War4soccer (115) - , Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2009
malt,coffee,floral..pours black with nice amber tone.. easy to drink like most of there products.. best porters around

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Roasted malt aroma with coffee and florals. Pours a black color with a hint of an amber hue and a minimal tan head. Dark roasted malt taste with coffee and a hint of chocolate, butter background, and has multi hop flavors of pine and some lime/grapefruit. Full bodied, resinous, bready, buttery, with soft crisp carbonation. One of the better session Porters available in the bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbeaaach42 (3) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2009 does not count
Have not had the opportunity to have this on tap, but out of the bottle is just great! Chocolate and coffee flavors! Dark brown pour with a tannish head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 3, 2009
ON tap. Nice rich aroma of malt, chocolate and coffee. Very dark brown in color with a tan head. The flavor is very smooth with a deep roasted flavor with hints of chocolate. This is a great beer on tap and even good out of a bottle, always a winner.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle from Specs.
This is bloody good you know. An almost black, red-brown colour with a thin, lasting beige head. Lovely roast malt aroma with hints of leather, tobacco and cocoa. Some good bitter chocolate too. Not quite so good in the mouth. Something oddly minty about it. The malt is quite obvious, the fruity notes are a little too plummy and dull for me and following the excellent aroma it all falls a bit flat. A little bit thin in the body too. Promised a lot, delivered little. Donít get me wrong, Iíve had much worse, I was just hoping for a bit more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Nice porter, Good chocolate flavor. First taste is great to the palate. After that not much more to it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2583) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 27, 2009
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Black with fluffy tan head and lotsa lace. Nice dark chocolate and coffee ice cream aroma. Chocolate coffee and subdued dark fruit with mildly robust roasted bitter finish. Medium light body with creamy fresh texture. Very nice session porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3430) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2009
A smooth creamy tasty bonus from MaltOMeal. A bit of a tan head that sticks around for a bit. Aroma is a little bit of purple fruit, a hint of molasses, and roasted chocolate malt. The crystal malt flavor is there with that rock candy sort of flavor I know. The finish is a little more chocolaty. Texture is creamy at first but then it leaves a chalky finish. A good smooth and full flavored porter here.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gringo332 (606) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2009
This poured a very dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma was mainly roasted malts with lgiht coffee tones. Flavor is mild coffee, roasted/burnt malt, pretty dry for aporter and a bit watery unfortunately.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Dark brown in color with a small tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, and fruit. taste is slightly roasted with somae malt and chocolate.


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