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RATINGS: 1946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 Bottle. Best by 08/09/07. The beer pours to a dark cola colored body that looks black in quantity. A very lively creamy tan head sits on top and leaves a light delicate lacing. Lots of noticeable carbonation propagates up the side of my tulip glass. The aroma is heavily floral hops and crystal malt with a light soapy chocolate. The flavor is soapy floral hops and chocolate malt. Lots of crystal malt in this one. The palate is slick and light. A bit thin. 6,5,6,3,13 Rerate: tap. Very nice. Creamy. Coffee. Silken. Happy to see thus one now available in Milwaukee.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - JUL 7, 2007
I’m not sure why this beer has such a high rating. If you ask me, it’s just ok. Chocolate malt and sugary aroma. Taste is a bit one dimensional, but full bodied feel. Tan head with lots of foam.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopDuvel99 (39) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Dark reddish brown with an abundant, persistent tan head. Licorice aroma. Full mouthfeel, little carbonation. Malty sweet, roasty, with a spicy and hoppy finish. Complex and unusual...enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2007
12 oz bottle, pours a near-black with a little beige head. Chocolate and caramel dominate, with a touch of green hops behind. Sweet toffee and malt also dominate the flavor with just a bit of tannic bitterness in the end. A good porter!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
japewang (42) - USA - JUL 1, 2007
On tap. Good pour, nice dark brown/black colour, thick white head. Molasses, chocolate, espresso. Syrupy, almost too sweet. Head dissappears after 1/4 of the glass. Drink quicker as the syrup like qualities really start to become abrasive as the beer heads to room temp.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2007
had this at the jacks bar in the canery in fishermans warf san fransisco. Bartender said it was his favorite and I found it to be quite yummy myself, however my fiance said it smelled like hotdogs. Nice dark color and appearance, aroma very well balanced between sweet molases with slight earthy hop aroma. Flavor reflects this with sweet lighter mouthfeel but still some slight tart bite to it. Overall, good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Pours a very dark brown color with one finger off white head. Aroma is big on chocolate with some roasty malts, carmel and coffee. Taste follows nose with a roasty bittersweet chocolate flavor. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin and watery side but it’s okay. Fine porter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dartagnan (13) - Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2007
A rich creamy porter with hints of mocha. Think texture and full bodied beer the way a Porter should be done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2173) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2009 old rating: 5/5/7/3/15 - 3.5 6/4/7/4/16 - 3.7 pours a semi-clear dark brown with a ruby tint, a small tan head, and some lacing. smell is light, cocoa, some nuts, a hint of ripe banana, and some sour malt. taste is watery, chocolate italian ice, sour malt, and a little weak coffee, ends dry and a little bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
On tap a @Tulalip Casino, Wa.: Dark brown with a medium beige head. Light sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor is light coffee with hints of dark chocolate. Light bitter finish. Light body and watery with moderate carbonation.


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