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RATINGS: 1701   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (665) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head that lasts well. Nose is smoky, caramel and chocolate and roasted grain. The flavor is excellent. Smoky roasted grains and coffee beans vie with a vinious note and some suprising dark fruit. Sweeter than I expected. Finishes with a coffee aftertaste that lasts a long time. Quite good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Bottle. One of my former go to beers. Still solid, still quite nice but there is better out there. Brownish in color, short to medium lived tan head and no lacing. Light aroma of roasted grain. Light bodied. Fair bit of malt in flavor, roasty, some chocolate. Good bitterness to balance. Somehow just underwhelms.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2005
This beer pours a medium brown to slightly reddish color with a small white head and small lacing. The aroma is roasty, malty and chocolatey, but nothing all that spectacular or memorable. The flavor is medium bodied, perhaps full bodied with roasty coffee bean flavors, a touch of chocolate and smoke with a slightly sweet drying finish. Pretty standard porter, some grainy chocolate as it warmed. Carbonation was mild, but on the overall, it didnt stand out. Another roasty been-there done-that porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Bottle: Indiana_Red and I sampled three porters in a row and this one got second place out of our selection, crushing polygamy once and for all. Dark brown with a clear body. It shows a light brown head with spotty lacing. The usual porter charcoal was present along with sweet malts, something like Wertherís Originalģ ! This porter seems to be a little creamier than others, but still has the thin feel. The carbonation was lively. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5591) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Bottle at the Salty Dawg Saloon, Homer AK. Boiling lava-like tan head rolls out of this black one. Stark anise aroma, the flavor strikes like bitter whole chocolate, but settles into a mellow sweet dark beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2005
12 oz. bottle from Three Rivers, CA. Pource a very nice dark color. Aromas were nice coffee, toffee, and other malts. Flavors fell off a bit though with a decent start, but a slightly sour finish that I didnít think balanced well. Still drinkable though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2005
a dark plum colored pour capped with a quickly dissipating tan head giving off the aromas of coffee, vanilla, and sweet candi sugars. huge amounts of coffee in the flavor were tempered a bit by some chocolates and vanilla. i would have like a bit more body, as there was a definite thinness to the beer both during the pour and as part of the mouthfeel. with a little more texture and body, this could be an excellent beer...its flavor profile is hard to match

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GMP (16) - USA - JUL 5, 2005
Draft and Bottle - Nice porter, another of Deschutesí great offerings, lovely aroma with some chocolate, nice dark look, great smooth taste and mouth feel (some negative aftertaste from the bottle).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2005
I havenít drank many poters. Taste like a very mild sweet stout. It seems to have a slight after taste. Canít pin it down. Beer seems to fit the style. Not bad, worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Tap @ Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aromas of chicory and dark roasted coffee with a leather nose. Sweet caramel malt and roasted chocolate, coffee flavors; a faint hoppiness near the end. Full bodied and creamy palate.


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