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RATINGS: 1926   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 I?m a big fan of this porter. Pours dark with a very nice red amber hue to it. Head is thick, but very small. Goes down sweet, finishes with a roasted chocolate/coffee flavor and settles on the palate very well. Pour into a very frosty glass for best flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Aroma is of roasted coffee and chocolate. Pours a dark black with a slight ruby hint. Flavor is dark and roasted chocolate and coffee. 12 oz. bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2008
Pretty decent porter. Flavor is sweet, malty, and enjoyable. However, not much of an aroma or palate. Pretty good draught brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2008
Not my favorite porter by any stretch. This has a pretty massive malt background, to me this was a little too agressive, graham cracker maltiness, with some strong licorice notes that really put off my palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7701) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2008
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Black colour with frothy, pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with chocolate and slightly citrussy notes of hops. Roasted, malty taste with chocolate, caramel, toffee, liquorice, cola and balanced amounts of citrussy hops in the finish. Balanced and nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockey28 (12) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2008
This was very good and got it on draught Very dark and sweet- sort of like drinking a dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
catcholden (2) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2008 does not count
Btl. Initially sweet and acidic, with candy/fruit undertones. Mellows shortly thereafter. Sweet aftertaste. Small, somewhat hallow mouthfeel. Overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2008
A quintessential PNW porter. Poured a dark brown-black body with a small grey-brown top. Roasty, malty, and nicely hopped with residual yet balanced bitterness. Creamy, silky, robust mouthfeel. All around, a great brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - APR 12, 2008
This was the beer that introduced me to the Pacific Northwest. Pours fairly dark, though some light is able to pass through. Roasty, toasty malts give way to a mildly hoppy finish and the slightest twinge of alcohol if I pay attention. Very solid porter that’s incredibly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2008
bottle on 4/11/08. pours a deep brown / light black with a solid 1/2" tan head. moderate malty aromas and some chocolate. Very nice on the palate... smooth and somewhat creamy... little carbonation. Nice bitter finish which sticks with you a little bit. Excellent session beer...

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