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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Pour is dark brown with plenty of ruby highlights. The head was tan and pleasing. The aroma was sweet with the crystal malt coming through. Flavor was of coffee, roasted malt and only a bit of chocolate. Decent mouthfeel, nothing remarkable. A nice, drinkable middle of the road porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1419) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2006
All hail the power of the wife!!! She lovingly brought me back a 6er of this and 5 other types of brewky from the pacific NW. I knew there was a reason I kept her. A near photon eating stout.that pours with a crisp bitterness to the aroma and forms a thick tasty head that sticks to your soul. Slob will tell you that Iím a fool for the chocolate and blpatent malts and if you are like me youílll enjoy this here critter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - DEC 12, 2006
Bottle. Pours nearly black with a small head that quickly disappears leaving thin lacing around the glass. Aroma is chocolatey with hints of coffee and nuttiness. Flavor is chocolate malt and very roasty. Palate is much more dry than I anticipated. A little flat, but thatís often what you get in Guam. This brew is delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lipscomb216 (80) - USA - DEC 9, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 A very smooth Porter. It has notes of coffee and chocolate in the nose, and a distinct overall dark brown color. Taste of chocolate and coffee with slight carbonation and a thin mouthfeel. Excellent. Would definitely drink all I could get my hands on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Draught at pizza parlor. Perhaps this was too cold, the aroma was faint, barley aroma. Flavour was good, a chocolatey malt. Thin finish. If served at a proper temperature, this might be a good session porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Had a glass on tap at work and it tasted alot better than some of the batches Iíve bought in the store. Best fresh. A delicious beer, Deschutesís best. You can definately taste the roasty coffee and chocolate malts, this beer is a dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Dark, dark brown, brown head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted barley aromas. Chewy chocolate flavors with a balanced bite. Smokey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Dark brown in color with ruby highlights and a medium light tan head. Aroma and flavor is hoppy,roasted malt notes and finishes dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a nice ruby brown color with a thin layer of light tan bubbles. Aroma is of rich malts with chocolate notes. Taste is of rich malts and chocolate. Watery texture and well carbonated with a dry ending.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
w0nderb0b (6) - Lacey, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006 does not count
Had it on tap at a tony aromas. Delish, very dark color lets very little light through. kind of a light flavor for being such a dark portor but its only 5.2%.

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