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RATINGS: 1868   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2159) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2006
tap at falling rock. poured a see throu7gh black with a gray white head that didn’t linger. smelled of chocolate and marshmallow creme. flavor was sweet choclate with a watery body. nothing really out of the ordinary here. light floral bitter finish with too much lingering fruit flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2006
pours dark brown clear with a tan head. roasted nose of chocolate and toast. flavor is nutty with lightness of coffee in the backgound. full bodied and almost spritzy on the tongue. a less obtusive porter perhaps almost a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Bottle via trade with kenb. Aroma: Sweet aroma overall with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, anise, and slight pine and floral hops. Appearance: Dark brown with slight reddish-brown highlights. Head was tan, full, and frothy. Head quickly dissipated into a film. Flavor: Big roasted malt flavor, coffee, chocolate, molasses, slight smokiness, and a bit of piney hop flavor. Palate: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Slight astringency detected. Overall: A good, solid, well crafted porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Pours a one finger light tan head that fades to a ring leaving traces of lace. Deep mahogany color. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Roasted coffee nose. Starts with a bitter chocolate/roasted coffee flavor, very smooth, bakers chocolate finish. $1.30 for a 12oz bottle from Liquid Solutions Tigard, Or.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2006
On tap in Seattle: Dark black pour with small tan head, nice lacing. Light to medium mouthfeel with lightly roasted and chocolate flavors. Bitter finish. Overall a pretty good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2006 On tap in Davis, CA. Several pints. Anise/choco aroma with some mild piney notes. Not overly aromatic, though. A bit transparent dark dark brown color with a small, listless head. Black malt/bitter flavors to start. Turns smooth and somewhat milky and creamy. Subtle bitter hop finish. Straight-forward and decent. Could use a bit more carbonation and aroma. These may be by-products to it being an old keg, etc. I will definitely have to rate a bottle of this sometime.
Re-rate. Bottled. This is much more aromatic, more flavorful, and has a nice, lasting head. The initial rating is from an old keg. Plenty of nutty, roasty, chocolate notes in the nose and in the flavor. Very well-balanced. I think Deschutes is one of the more unheralded brewers. Score reflects updated rating out of 12 ounce bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle from Ken (kenb) and Richard (irishboy), thanks guys! Was very cold at first, so I had to let it sit for a few minutes to get an accurate feel for it. Once that took place, the beer smells of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, chocolate, dark malts, sweet, and a nice roasted flavor. Very rich for a porter, and very thick. Interesting beer, certainly worth trying. Thanks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yeahitsnolan (51) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
12oz bottle. Nice dark color and light head. The aroma was weak but the taste was very good. Very nice malt and hops flavors mixed with a touch of chocolate. It went down very smooth and will drink and buy again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma is mainly chocolate malt and a hint of general roastiness. Flavor has the same main components but is roastier, and finishes with a bit of mild bitterness. Mildly but not overtly sweet. That deScription doesn’t really do it justice---this is a very well made and quite tasty porter. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Draft at McGrath’s. Pours big dark brownish black, with a little whiff of tan head. Gorgeous. Lots of roast and chocolate on the nose, more on the palate. Full bodied with a great balance of carb. Deep flavor, totally satisfying. Clean light hay-like hop finish.

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