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RATINGS: 1731   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2006
The porter-style offering pours black and settles dark brown that appears red in the light. A fizzy, off-white head forms above. Poor lacing and a fully diminishing head. Aroma is of strong burnt malts, with notes of dark chocolate. Initial taste is moderately sweet which carries right through to the finish. Long duration. Watery and thin on the mouth, it has a sweet, smooth finish with light carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle. Red brown colour with a medium beige head. Light roasted malty, prunes aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Dark mahogany, almost black with a tan head. Strong coffee aromas with semisweet chocolate and licorice. Prominent flavors of roasted coffee and chocolate. Balanced fruity sweetness with a restrained bitterness. Creamy texture, kinda light, but enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Nice damn porter. I like the choloate and roasted coffe balance. Slight oakiness (coudl be the glass though). Flat mocha cream head. Very plesant drink, wished I had more. Not too strong, much more of a "session" porter. Pretty dark "cola" color when light is viewable. Not too chewy, pretty light an watery on the tongue.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
calivania (62) - USA - OCT 22, 2006
Smells like baking chocolate, tastes like Cola and chopped nuts. Nice color, and suitably dry. I love this style in the fall in California -- light enough to fit the sunshine, dark enough to remind you what your family back east is looking up at when they stari out the the window. And so I like this too.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bartzilla (534) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 20, 2006
An easy drinkiní porter. Not the greatest, but it does represent the form.. providing the form is an easy drinkiní light porter. Not too much going on, but not too little to sway me away from it. Itís here, itís in my reach so I am going to enjoy it fully.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitterpeanut (15) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle. Forms a nice brown head that sticks around for awhile on top of a clear copper-brown color. Aromas of chocolate, dark caramel, and coffee. Not much hop aroma I could detect. Flavor was a light sweet and bitterness. The body was light to medium with an almost thin feel. A good beer to keep around, but gets a little boring after two or three.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13745) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle on Amtrak Cascades train, Vancouver to Seattle. Very dark brown, tan head. Lots of coffee/choc on aroma. Choc/milk dominate throuhout. Powdery on end. Nice malty mouthfeel. Moderately rich. Lots of powdery milk choc, bit of black bitterness. Good, drinkable chocolatey porter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
12 oz bottle: Pours a lovely dark brown/amber color. Virtually no aroma. Taste is a mellow and somewhat dry. Some chocolate and coffee going on, but fairly faint. Thin and watery. Seriously lacks the "oompf" I like in a porter. Rather dull.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is very smoky and metallic, a bit unbalanced. Flavor is smoky sweet with a smooth bitter finish. Palate is nice, a little thin, but good mouthfeel with very good, fizzy carbonation.


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