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RATINGS: 1869   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (3375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Dark, reddish brown body. Hints of chocolate and roasted coffee. Roasty chocolate flavors slightly smokey. One of my favorite porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Aroma of chocolate, roast malt, coffee, caramel, vanilla. Appears an almost opaque brown with some red as the light passes through. Flavor is roast, chocolate, some coffee, with a slightly hop-like bitter finish. Palate is medium-full with a nice bubly effervescence, finsih is clean and dry. Overall, a very nice porter, and definitely equal to the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2005
This is the best porter that I have ever tasted. It does not have a smoky aftertaste like Stone Smoked Porter. Instead, it has a roasted, cocoa-like aroma similar to Mackeson Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianprentiss (681) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2005
this is a really good porter. Everything from Deshutes deserves a taste, but this is one of their better offerings. Lots and lots of head, very woody and malty/choclatey with the alcohol somewhat subdued. The aftertaste is really long and good, you can taste the brew for a full minute afterward. This is as good as Anchor’s Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2005
A decent, drinkable porter. Has some strong berry flavors (maybe raspberry) that I could probably do without, but a decent beer to try nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
12 oz. bottle. very mild but well balanced porter. subtle hints of all the typical porter flavors quite delicious with a piece of left over halloween chocolate ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
This is a delicious porter, nice and dark with a creamy tan head. The flavor has hints of chocolate and coffee with a pleasantly lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Out of the bottle pours very smooth with no head. Smokey nutty aroma with an incredible smooth mocha finish. Very little aftertaste for a porter. If a porter is up your alley, try this beer. You won’t be disappointed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeffsloane (10) - USA - OCT 26, 2005
Thick and rich, i can only handle about two of these in a night, but they are delicious. Nice thick head, and hoppy mocha flavor. IIts only major problem is that its impossible to drink a lot of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sam10 (37) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Had this at a bar one night. The next day went and bought a six pack. I really enjoy this beer. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nice chocolate flavor with malt. As porters go this is one of the tops for me.

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