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RATINGS: 1860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 6, 2008
It poured brown, not black. Fairly thin seeming, and a decent. Active medium off-white head. Malty and light sweet coffee aroma. Nice carbonation and fairly roasty dark flavors to follow the nose. Not huge, but quaffable. Will enjoy a couple more from the rather inexpensive six-pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1056) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Black with thin creamy head. Roast, chocolate, and sweet malt aroma notes. Roast, chocolate, and hops balancing finish. Mild hop bitter finish that off-set the sweet malt notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2008
I thought it was a very solid porter overall. Light black/dark brown and a thin head. Nice cocoa flavor and nice bit of malt flavor. I thought it was a good porter, but nothing really stood out that much. I thought it was a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Strong, yet smooth porter. Tastes of chocolate and toasted malt. A little fizzy for a porter. Light chocolate aroma. Not a particularly complex flavor, but very smooth and substantial porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours a nice deep brown with a creamy head. Aroma is that of cocoa and malt. Tastes very smooth with light cocoa flavors and roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbeerWolf (27) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
A very smooth and substantial porter. Solid pour with a beautiful creamy head. Robust hints of dark-chocolate and rosty malts. A great warm you up porter. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Thanks to tayner for the bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium head. Somewhat opaque in the glass. Aroma of cocoa and dark malt. Sweet taste thats a bit too heavy handed with the chocolate. Medium body. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2008 Pours jet black with a touch of white head. Aroma of some fruit that I can’t quite place (prunes, dried cherry?), along with dark chocolate. Its not entirely unpleasent, but unique. Flavor is sweet (chocolate) and malty, but not overly burnt like some Porters. Palate is thin, but according to style. Overall a very good Porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2008
I finally just had this, which turned out to be a surprisingly good porter.It’s almost black red brown with a smallish light broan head that steadily dissipates to a bubbly ring and it is fairly bubbly. The aroma is chocolate, toast, hints of earth, leaves, and coffee - a good porter smell. The taste is very nice and pretty much what I’d expect from a good porter. It has good sweet-bitter balance, its fruity combined with toasted grain and toasted wheat bread, root beer, hints of chocolate and prunes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2008
My favorite beer...ever. This beer kept me warm and cozy many nights in Alaska. This beer is America’s finest contribution to the Beer World.

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