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RATINGS: 1948   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. Itís prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stonebrook (25) - USA - MAR 11, 2007
when poured, not much of a head. Strong aroma of chocolate and tofee. Has a very nutty flavor that is quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2007
Black/brown with a light brown, creamy head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and roasted malt, and the flavour is light with notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and a descent bitterness. The overall impression is on the light side - but nice! Thank you Tom/After4ever for this beer from my wishlist! 1925

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - MAR 7, 2007
On tap. Smells roasty, nothing outstanding. Tastes nutty with chocolate. Thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. A nice beer. I used to love this one, but I think my tastes have changed. A little too light and watered-down for my current taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rm0312 (36) - Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2007
From the bottle - dark with tiny bubbles. Chocolate malt flavors, dry finish and nicely bitter. I expected a bit more malt, however, judging from the appearance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
imbiberAZ (21) - USA - MAR 3, 2007
This is the reason microbreweries suck these days, and I run back to macros. Itís a nice package: taste, flavor, dark, malty etc. The 5.2% is a lie. Iím drinking this for the second time as a gift for dog-sitting this weekend. Porter? Iíve had macro lagers darker and better. There is truly no/minimal alcohol in this beer. Packs no punch. A big tease. This is trophy/impress-your-friends beer. You wonít get a buzz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16506) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2007
Bottle. It pours clear, dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is roasted, with chocolate and cocoa. Roasted flavor with chocolate and cocoa. Medium-bodied beer that is quite weak and thin, except for the aroma, which is very nice. (070216)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZiggyG (131) - Gladstone, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours black with short tan head. Good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, and chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter, with coffee and chocolate character. Finish is lacking, gives you the feeling that it is missing something. Mouthfeel is very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Out of a bottle it pours a respectable black with a dark tan head. Aroma is sweet, almost red wine like. Taste is bitter, coffeeish and of roasted nuts. Finish is long and enjoyable. I had this one on tap at the Yard House in Phoenix and from what I remember is was a little better out of the tap. Still worth trying if you can only get the bottle though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours dark brown with a generous tan head. Smells of yogurt, chocolate. Tastes of rich dark malt with a full body and nice sweet finish.

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