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RATINGS: 1948   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. Itís prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

   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 thatís 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2008
On tap in various places. Pours a darker brown to black, with some light penetration and a bit of a greyish white head. The nose is lightly roasty, drier with some floral hop character popping out. The mouthfeel is a bit on the looser side, but appropriate for the style and only adding to the drinkablility of this beer. The flavor is in line with the nose. A well constructed porter with perhaps a bit too much roast, making it more of a stout. In line with Bellís Porter, though less sweet, with perhaps a touch more floral hops. A hint of acidity. Clean finish. Iíve had a few of these in the PNW on this here trip. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
On tap at Newport Pizza and Ale house. Pours a very deep brown almost black hue. Aroma is roasted nut and it has a very smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is caramel malt and hints of coffee bean with bits of dark chocolate as well. The finish is easy and lasts for a little while. Nice abv level makes it even easier to enjoy one more!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 black but clear with some ruby highlights ( like a real porter should show) Moderate cap and lace. Soft carbonation. Nice nose of roast grains some coca and sweetness, grassiness clean aroma. A decent new world porter...enough roast/cocoa/coffee and some nice hopping a good dose of malt verging on sweet but not getting there, nice nutty discernment, some fruity ester like dark dried fruit...longish wet finish. A good porter in the Micro tradition and well made

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2008
12oz bottle: pours almost pitch black with small off whit head, aroma of roased malts and hints chocolate, flavor filled with roased malt and some coffee with some choclate. decent beer but looking for something more full flavored for a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2008
Poured almost black with frothy off white head. Obvious chocolate and coffee flavors. Malty, slighly roasty. Enjoyed thoroughly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2008
bottle - Pours near black with a roast malt and coffee aroma. The flavor is much the same with nicely accented coffee notes and a decently balanced bitterness. I thought it was a touch thin and overall itís alright, but Iíve had better porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
[1103-20080216] Tap @ Taphouse Grill (Seattle, WA). Malty dark roasted aroma has chocolate hints. Clear, ruby brown body with a quick creamy off-white head. Dark coffee malt roast flavour again has those nice chocolate notes. Grainy medium-full body. Super coffee-ee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Poured deep brown with small brown head. Aroma of malt and not to much else. Flavor was terrible. For a minute I thought I was drinking out of a drity creek or something. One of the worst porters iíve encountered.

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