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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Very dark pour. Head fades fast. Sweet chocolate aroma. Cocoa and coffee flavors very close to being too sweet. Excessive carbonation. A little thin but the best beer at the Winco at 2am.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5564) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
Bottled. Black with a fine, fresh fruity, peaches, aroma. Unfortunatelt too thin in flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2004
Sampled from bottle at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2004 (#54).
Dark brown colored with a tall tan head. Dry aroma of coffee, grass and chocolate with a roasted tone. Sweet and somewhat sugary flavor. Roasted with chocolate notes and some hops in the finish. A nice and easy porter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3324) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Dark, very dark brown. Great tan head. Chocolate nose, and deep malt flavor. Great feel in the mouth. Interesing, that it is both bitter and sweet at the same time. How do they manage that? Strong and pleasant aroma. A soild offering by this brewery.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackbocracken (36) - Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Chocolatey, malty perfection. Slightly sweet, just enough bitter. Wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2004
Lovely black beer with a thick lasting dark brown head. Nice dark chocolate aroma and a bit of caramel maltiness. Flavour of chocolate and toffee before a long toasty and slightly smoky finish. A quality brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Nice black hue, with a very roasty presence. Bitterness from the hops are noticable. Slightly thin palate. I wouldn’t want to drink to much of this, but it’s a pretty solid offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rogueminded (41) - Newport, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Fine porter. I drank this one about 70 ft. up in a tree. It kept me warm on the cold afternoon. A black beer that sits in the mouth with exeptional fine chocolate and nutty taste. Enjoy!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Another good one from Grommit...Dark brown pour with a thin tan head...Hefty body to this one...NIce and Velvetty...Flavor is roasted malt and smokey chocolate...Smooth...I dig it

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Dark pour, tan head. Choclate malty nose. Some good flavor rockin’ my tongue here. Dark chocolate, coffee. Ya know, these people...they go to sleep thinking everything’s fine...everything’s good. Yeah..then they wake up and they’re on fire.


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