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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma is mainly chocolate malt and a hint of general roastiness. Flavor has the same main components but is roastier, and finishes with a bit of mild bitterness. Mildly but not overtly sweet. That description doesn’t really do it justice---this is a very well made and quite tasty porter. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6127) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Draft at McGrath’s. Pours big dark brownish black, with a little whiff of tan head. Gorgeous. Lots of roast and chocolate on the nose, more on the palate. Full bodied with a great balance of carb. Deep flavor, totally satisfying. Clean light hay-like hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 4, 2006
12 oz bottle. Poured a very dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma was not apparent but the taste was amazing--- i love the hop and malt flavors, definite sign of chocolate and it was very smooth for a porter. Great oregon beer and I will definately buy again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black. Thin light brown head. Weak aroma when compared with the taste, reminds me of cold chocolate milk. Theres some coffee and vanilla in there too. Good Porter taste, some more coffee, chocolate, slight smoke and pipe tabacco. Finishes smooth, definitely not harsh. A little bitterness lingers. I don’t drink many of this style, but I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2006 12 oz bottle. Dark brown, almost black. Huge head that leaves tons of lace. Nice aroma but not overpowering. Subtle notes of roasted cholcolate, licorice, coffee, caramel malts. Nice taste, well balanced between malts and hops with malts coming out on top. Medium body. Well carbonated. Not bitter aftertaste or sourness. Nice bittersweet finish. THis is one of my favorite session beers. Not too expensive, not too heavy, 5.2% abv is just right, and the taste is delightful. It is overcarbonated though. Nice job from Deschutes as usual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snookboy (9) - Cape Coral, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2006 does not count
A great beer, everythng you want in a porter, nice malty taste, not too heavy but not light at all. A great beer for your first porter or those new to experimentation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Absolutely the classic porter aroma, with hints of chocolate, coffee, and roastiness,almost smells like it was aged in oak. Taste and mouthfeel cannot back up that promising start,slight hint of chocolate,and later coffee,but the surprising thinness is disappointing,bump up the malt and you have a classic here

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OHJoel (9) - BG, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2006 does not count
hands down my favorite porter...nice and dark, with a chocolatey, almost sweet taste to it. try one if you get the chance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeaman (16) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2006
dark brown, very creamy, chocolate, 1/4" caramel head, good lacing, great natural bubbling, good malt, very smooth, a little buttery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Pours an excellent dark brown with a tiny head. Light aroma of chocolate. Smooth taste of bitter chocolate and crystal malt. The only complaint I had was that the flavors were very weak. Very light mouthfeel with no carbonation. A good beer, nonetheless.

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