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RATINGS: 1846   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Malt aroma with rich caramel flavors, not over the top on the roastedness. Very passable. As noted below, a good session beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2007
A personal favorite of mine. Pours a thick black with a light brown head. Aromas of caramel with hints of roasted malts and some chocolate. Has a very strong caramel flavor with a slightly bitter finish. A very good balance of tastes. I wish it was easier to get in Connecticut!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2007
12 oz bottle. .. Malty aroma: Roast w carmelly notes, some toasty bread. No hops. .. Black with tan head - some ruby hints when held up to the light. .. Malty flavors dominate with roasty, fruity, sweetness, slight bitter finish. .. Med body, Med Carb. .. Very nice Porter - pretty much what youíd like in a porter - roasty and smooth. Nicely done.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (779) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2013 One of my floverites. Itís almost black, too. Smells like a chocolate malt, makes my mouth water. Bitter coffe and nutty chocolate taste. Too thin. Flavor lingers but no off flavors in the finish.,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Pours a deep dark brown, mostly clear with a woody amber highlight on the edges. Smal head to a thin film and moderate to high carbonation. Aroma is toasty malts, cookie dough, crackers, light caramel, light chocolate and some nuts with hints of roast. Moslty nutty and toasty malt flavor with more cookies, stale crackers, burnt paper, try toast, more light caramel, hints of chocolate with a light bitterness. Ok mouthfeel but the carbonation hurts it a bit. A bit better than average for a porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 8, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours a murky, dark cola color; fizzy, light tan head with decent retention. Nougat and caramel in the aroma; roasted malts; slightly watery. Medium mouthfeel: fizzy carbonation (or, if not fizzy, very close); very much a cola-driven porter; while the milk chocolate and roastiness is in there, this is more of a session porter than a chewy one; I donít care much for the unchecked carbonation. Medium, cola and milk chocolate finish; some roasted malts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Dark brown pour that sits black in the glass. The head is thin and light tan. The aroma is sweet, some caramel, bunt popcorn, not too bad. The flavor is sweet, light roast, woody, meaty/nutty, dark malts. The palate is smooth with a woody finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
nice black brown pour with little head - excellent bitter chocolate aroma is followed by nice hints of chocolate and coffee and a small amount of caramel sweetness - tastes a lot like Sam Adams Cream Stout but a bit thinner

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2007
pours black with a tan thick head. nice lacing. hints of coffee and chocolate. palate is extremly thin, its almost surprising b/c you expect alot more as soon as its poured

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
well water and bitter chocolate stood out the most; a bit thin; could use something to counter the bad watery taste... donít know why, but it wasnít happening for me; i prefer anchor porter...


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