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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. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Sweet earthy aroma. Plum, cherry, mild chocolate, coffee, and toffee notes. Smoky roasted malts. Flavors of mocha, root vegetable, mild nutty + carmelly roasted malts. Gets slightly bitter in finish, hint of hops. Big Malty palate, dry finish. Creamy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Pours a light chocolate amber with thick than head. Aroma is nutty, roasted malts, and chocolate notes. Espresso and rich coffee undertones. Body is medium.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2008
This is an amazing porter. Everything about it just screams quality and balance. I love this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3237) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2008
A world class porter. A strong coffee and chocolate aroma with a faint hint of hops in the background. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. Taste was heavy on the coffee and chocolate. Strong bitter coffee and roasted malt in the aftertaste. Very full flavored and well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Thanks to brewdad for the bottle. Poured an opaque black into the glass. Smell was bittersweet chocolate. Taste had lots of chocolate as well, nice balancing bitterness, creamy, and a touch of coffee. Really nice example of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle, Beers of the World Live, NEC. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are earthy roast malts with molasses. Coffee with some sour berries. Flavours are bitter roast malts and chocolate. Yeasty with a dry finish. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 V - Cola like appearance with some carbonation and dark dark brown color. Thinnish head. A - Caramel, malt, oats, yeast T - coffee, chocolate P - Smooth finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 Black, roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, nutty, slight coffee, smooth, sweet, with smoky finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Roasty and Toasty! Very noticable tones of chocolate and coffee...roasted to say the least...some hop balance in the finish, but overall...sort of sweet and syrupy...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vulcanmeister (251) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2008
I love this stuff! One of my first forays into the world of "dark beers" after the unschooled years of light lagers. This beer pours dark brown with a creamy white head. Bouquet of caramel, nuts, and coffee. Lovely roasted malt flavor with a nice balance of hops. Long sweet finish, chocolaty and a whisper of vanilla. Marvelous! Those guys in Bend really know what they’re doing!


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