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RATINGS: 1822   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mobrew (19) - Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2005
What else is there to say but, EXCELLENT, GREAT, AWESOME in all catagories for beer ratings, these guys have is ALL together.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 15, 2005
Bottle. Head retention wasn’t there but the aroma was. Busting out with sweet cocoa, malt and caramel. Taste is subtle and balanced, with just the right combination of malt and hop. Some vanilla was detected as well as roasted malts and chocolate. I’d love to try this on cask.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2007 A black beer wih a disappearing brown head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of roasted malt, but also hints of chocolate. The flavor is sweet and again with roasted malts being most dominant and leading to a dry roasted end.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tonsk45 (17) - Santa Fe, California, USA - APR 3, 2005
great beer, one of my favorites. very nice appearance. great chocolately flavor with a nice smooth finish. definitely worth trying

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neocon (34) - Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Small earthy head. Slight malty smell. Sits well in your mouth. You can taste the malt but doesn’t stand out, laced with chocolate. Dark in color and light on the tounge. Would reach again.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2005
From the bottle, little to no aroma. Wispy tan head. Orange/red/brown in color. Substantial, soft mouth feel, not too effervescent. Flavors of malt, coffee, and molasses...and very malty. Overall a decent porter...one I’d like to try on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Almost no aroma from bottle. Pours thinnish dark brown to black, touch of orange. Light nuts, medium malt balance. Substantial unheavy mouthfeel. Clean finish. Quaffable and satisfying, but doesn’t leave much of a signature memory sip to sip.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10608) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
Bottled: Reddish brown coloured. Light brown head. Coffee, malt, Liqourice and roast in the aroma. Cofee, sweet, malt, hops in the flavour. Is fat, roasty and coffeish in the end. Thanks Springslicker for trading.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2005
On tap. This micro is a staple in the Portland bar scene. Pours not quite black, bit of marroon in there. Nice head. The stronger flavor had me rechecking the not-so-strong aroma again. Nothing too complex other then roasted malt and coffee. Some cocoa notes. Same in the taste. Although it is a refreshing porter with a medium palate, not heavy at all, it sure fills me up quick. I prefer its quality to many other selections in Portland.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Deep crimson in color with a fluffy head that dissipates. Slightly roasted aroma is welcoming. Medium bodied. Fine flavors of roastiness, chocolate and a little hoppiness at the finish. Mellow beer, actually is similar to guinness. Enjoyable for a porter.


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