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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. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Nice full porter. Plenty of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Body is a nice silky thickness, along with a frothy tan head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2006
Black with a very roasty flavour. Great Stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Sweet toasted malt mix with chocoate and coffe aroma. Creamy tan head that goes fairly quick with good lacing. Slightly sweet with light bittering. Sweet in the beginning and the end. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation in the mouth. I would have rated this beer a little higher if it had a little more bittering in the end. Very, very good beer. thanks Jay

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1341) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2006
tap. Black with hints of maple coloring. Thin frothy head with tiny bubbles. Hoppy, floral scent iwth some chocolate and roasted nuts. Very interesting aroma. Burnt caramel and malts on the palate with hints of chocolate. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Fine fine beer that lacks any real distinction. Has all the requisite roasted malt flavors though in small quantities, a decent aroma, and a fairly thin mouthfeel. Not bad at all--fairly light and easy going.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Draught. Dark, dark brown color with thin tan head. Almond, chocolate nose with a hint of amaretto. Roasty chocolate and coffee flavors with a roasty, somewhat smoky finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4688) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Indiana_Red. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a small and quickly fleeting head. Aroma of light roast and coffee with lighter notes of chocolate malt, yeast, and chalk. Grainy malt unfortunately overpowers the roasty and coffee aspects hinted at by the aroma. Finish is dry and yeasty with minimal bitterness. Very thin and watery mouthfeel with too much carbonation yielding a distracting fizziness. A below average Porter. This is weak in flavor and lacks any semblance of body. Too much crystal malt flavor drowning out the chocolate and roast flavor that should be center-stage.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Chocolately aroma with coffee and toffee. Dark brown, but amber rather than opaque. Large bubbled, quickly disappearing head. Very light, more like a brown ale. Well balanced. feels crisp in the mouth, finishing with subtle hops flavor.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 31, 2006
This is a good porter. Very smooth from start to finish. Very dark pour, with a tan head. Great Beer to look at, and taste. Great Chocolate and malt flavor. Try this one if you haven’t already.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Pours dark brown w/ a medium sized, semi creamy froth. Decent head retention revealing a full silky canopy and a stcky ring. Aromas of cocoa and dark malts. Medium nectar w/ mellow residual effers. First impression is pretty basic. It has a malty backbone that supports a rather mellow flavor profile. This is a lighter style Porter with exceptional ballance. A good introductory Porter for those just discovering the style. Flavors are mellow, slightly sweet, and show the style in a very enjoyable way. The finish kinda lingers w/ a slight souring.


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