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RATINGS: 1893   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. Itís prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2008
12oz bottle: pours almost pitch black with small off whit head, aroma of roased malts and hints chocolate, flavor filled with roased malt and some coffee with some choclate. decent beer but looking for something more full flavored for a porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2008
Poured almost black with frothy off white head. Obvious chocolate and coffee flavors. Malty, slighly roasty. Enjoyed thoroughly.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2008
bottle - Pours near black with a roast malt and coffee aroma. The flavor is much the same with nicely accented coffee notes and a decently balanced bitterness. I thought it was a touch thin and overall itís alright, but Iíve had better porters.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
[1103-20080216] Tap @ Taphouse Grill (Seattle, WA). Malty dark roasted aroma has chocolate hints. Clear, ruby brown body with a quick creamy off-white head. Dark coffee malt roast flavour again has those nice chocolate notes. Grainy medium-full body. Super coffee-ee.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Poured deep brown with small brown head. Aroma of malt and not to much else. Flavor was terrible. For a minute I thought I was drinking out of a drity creek or something. One of the worst porters iíve encountered.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MCBeerenthu10 (2) - Mobile, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2008 does not count
One of the reasons I went to Oregon I heard somuch about this beer I had to try it. To bad I cant this I Alabama.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2008
2008 Bottle - Coffee malt aroma, mocha and burnt herb front end, finishes with a nice bitterness, another great go-to from deschutes...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Pours a deep brownish black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted barley, malt and chocolate. Goes down easy with a nice bitter chocolate, sour, toasted barley flavor. Pretty nice porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Poured from bottle black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted grains and warmed chocolate. The beer tastes of toatsted grains, roast coffee and, on the sweeter side, bittersweet chocolate. There is a smooth almost creamy malt mouthfeel, yet itís easy to drink with subtle bitterness. Iíll be buying this one again.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1664) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2008
Sweet malt hop aroma. Black colour with good head nad lacing. Bitter burnt malt flavour. Smooth palate.


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