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RATINGS: 1753   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. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Had a good roasty sweet malty aroma but seened to go downhill from there. Dark body with small tan head. Thought I would get a good rich roasted flavor from aroma. But thought body was thin and somewhat watered down. Needed a palate cleaner after this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - SEP 4, 2005
Pours a deep brown. Decent aroma. Tastes chocolatey and sweet, sweeter than the stout. Very good for what it is.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quillaraymi (89) - USA - SEP 3, 2005
MMMMM....buen sabor, aroma y deja una rica sensacion. El sabor sutilmente dulce pero con un amargor despues depasar un trago. MUY agradable...aunque no se porque no es my favorita :S

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts with hints of licorice and smoke. This poured black with thin slightly tan head that quickly disappeared, but left a rim of lacing on the edges. Roasted flavor was dominant with a slight bitter hop finish and a lingering taste of licorice. This could have stood a tad more body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2005
More appreciation to rather wohlfs for the Deschuts beers!

Rating # 805
Pours a charcoal black body and a fluffy tan head. The aroma is filled with cold pressed coffee, coco, and a hoppy pine like bitterness. The flavor is rather earthy and raw. More coffee, chocolate, toffee, a spot of smoke…. very chary and dry in the finish…the palate seems middle-of-the-road but more towards the thin side… I must admit that I am a bit surprised to see such high scores here… a nice beer but seems a rather basic porter to me… but what do I really know.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5036) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Indiana_Red via trade. Very roasty with lots coffee and grain. Dark chocolate is there but really dominated by the roastiness. Pours a dark brown with red hilights and a small tan head that quickly fades to a ring. Roasted malt and hints of chocolate up front with a real nice balanced roasted grain, coffee, and very light pine hop finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2005
12 oz bottle via trade with Indiana_Red - Thanks Ken! - Poured black with a short offwhite head that quickly dissipates to a film but hangs steady for some lacing around the edges.. Aroma is thick chocolate like opening a bag of chocolate chips. Also some good roasted malt aroma as well. The flavor is chocolate and some toasted roasted malts. Sweet, yet a nice dry finish. A great creamy mouthfeel yet watery enough to know that it is a porter and not a stout. Good carbonation. This is a very good porter!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
A chocolatey flavor, semisweet, smoothly carbonated, decently thick mouthfeel, not overpowering. A very drinkable beer, but with lots of character. I am a big fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2005
On tap at Portland City Grill. Pours dark brown (almost black) with a medium beige head. Roasty, mocha aroma. Flavor has plenty of caramel, then roasted malt with a bit of coffee and mocha at the end. Pleasantly sweet. Roasty, but not burnt finish. Medium bodied with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Great Porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
idahocoastie (1) - ferndale, California, USA - AUG 11, 2005 does not count
Wonderful beer. Full hop/malt flavors, sweet finish. Very drinkable. Good with venison, or ribs. Enjoy.


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