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RATINGS: 1955   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. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - AUG 5, 2007
On tap at McCormick and Schmick’s; black beer with a fruity aroma and a malty, slightly chocolate flavor. It paired nicely with the halibut chop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Pours dark brown, rich mocha aroma, great taste, excellent beer from Deschutes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2007
12oz Bottle $1.35 single Liquid Solutions Black Butte Porter pours a deep brown with faint mahogany highlights when held to the light. A one finger creamy tan head forms on the pour and stays put. Leaves drink lines after each sip. A very classy looking beer. Toasted malts highlight the aroma. Hazelnut and cream layer nicely over the maltiness. Mild cocoa on the finish. Not much of a hop presence. Very nicely layered flavor for this porter. Toasted malt starts things off in the flavor department. Cream and mild chocolate come up mid palate and slowly fade to a pleasant coffee ground bitterness on hte swallow. Mild hop bitterness on the swallow as well. Nicely done. Mouthfeel is this beers weak point. The body is just a little too light. It’s not off by much and there is some creaminess on the swallow but it’s just a little too thin. The thin mouthfeel actually helps the drinkability. Not as big and filling as some other porters. Easy drinker. A good solid porter from Deschutes that would be a common occurance in my fridge if it was available in this neck of the woods. 6/14/07

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5776) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2007
This draft brew from the Portland Airport poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were fully diminished and left behind a semi-opaque except around the edges no visible carbonation dark brown colored body. The mild aroma was brown malt. The thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish dark malt aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of mild hops dark malt and brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a thin head. Aromas of fruit, chocolate and roasted malt. The taste is quite fruity as well with notes of chocolate and coffee. Full mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (4199) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
On tap at a TGIF in Vancouver, WA. Mild nutty roasted grain, with some tangy acidic hoppiness. A bit of coffee and chocolate, smoke. Dark black-brown clear with light tan lacing head. Medium bodied with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts with decent malt sweetness, light bitter chocolate, coffee and toffee. A bit of Twizzlers and molasses. Good carbonic tang and very little bitterness. Mild sweet finish with some nutty bitterness. A bit watery but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Opaque black with a solid beige head. Smooth, roasty chocolate aroma. Flavor is sweet chocolate-toffee with a grassy hop bite right on the back of the tongue. I wish this was just slightly more chewy, and a just a touch less sweet. Still, a very enjoyable brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
On tap at Mickey Finn’s Brewpub in Portland, Oregon. This location does not brew their own beer. Pours an opaque dark borwn brew with a thick beige head that slowly dissolves and leaves behind a creamy lacing. Aroma of chocolate malt, with some vanilla and flowery hop character. Taste is full bodied, lightly carbonated with a creamy chocolate malt taste. Finish is smooth and creamy with a slightly light malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (988) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Lots of sweet raisiny aroma. Good upfront roasty flavor w/ a really dry finish. Solid porter. Really wish I could get here.

   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.

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