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RATINGS: 1703   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
noisycricket (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
Another product of the micro brewers in Oregon. Great tasting beer. clean and to the point. Buy it, try it, and you will be hooked.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Pours like a dark mahogany - very dark with reddish tints. Smells roasted with chocolate smells. Tastes like a combo of tasty malts. Faint taste of brown sugar. Clean finish - smells stronger than it tastes - but still pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Many thanks to Indiana Red for this one. Easy and approachable, just like I like my women. The beer itself pours smooth and velvety with little carbonation (again, just like I like my women). A nice hint of chocolate tickles the tongue and a slight smoke flavor seals the deal. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Draft. Caramel head, dark coffee smell. Expected choco, malty taste. Very tasty easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Bottled. Pours dark black with reddish highlights. Thin off white head. Aroma is sweet and roasty with hints of alcohol. Great burnt roast malt flavor, very clean and fresh tasting. I really enjoyed it because I knew that I was not drinking a stout or a brown ale, I was drinking porter. Very Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Bottle. Dark beer with a big beige head. Huge roasty aroma with some coffee. Peaty flavor with some roasted malts. Some smoothness to it, but just a hint of acidity at the end (not really from any bitterness). Bit thin and easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Ruby, dark ruby. I smell burnt timber, dried fruits cooking on a wood-fired stovetop, and cast iron. Taste smoked peat; cast iron skillet lickin’ good; burnt biscuits over a fire; some old staw. Nice porter brings to mind an image of an old-fashioned road side tavern filled with porters unloading horses, eating bad tavern food, and drinking decent beer. Lots of quaffable qualities to this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 11, 2004
this is a nice medium body porter.very drinkable and goes down smooth with hints of smoke at the end.very good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival. Almost black in colour. Thin example of a porter. Decent malty but no trace of chocolate. But there is a medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Deschutes just entered Colorado and so did Black Butte Porter but my sample was purchased in California. Dark brown. Light tan head. Nice lace. The smell is typical. Dry bitter chocolate, coffee, minimal hops and toasted grains. I like it. Very malty with roasted grains, coffee, smokiness, molasses, slightly sweet, moderately bitter, very balanced. A solid porter.


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