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RATINGS: 1847   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2005
12 oz bottle via trade with Indiana_Red - Thanks Ken! - Poured black with a short offwhite head that quickly dissipates to a film but hangs steady for some lacing around the edges.. Aroma is thick chocolate like opening a bag of chocolate chips. Also some good roasted malt aroma as well. The flavor is chocolate and some toasted roasted malts. Sweet, yet a nice dry finish. A great creamy mouthfeel yet watery enough to know that it is a porter and not a stout. Good carbonation. This is a very good porter!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
A chocolatey flavor, semisweet, smoothly carbonated, decently thick mouthfeel, not overpowering. A very drinkable beer, but with lots of character. I am a big fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2005
On tap at Portland City Grill. Pours dark brown (almost black) with a medium beige head. Roasty, mocha aroma. Flavor has plenty of caramel, then roasted malt with a bit of coffee and mocha at the end. Pleasantly sweet. Roasty, but not burnt finish. Medium bodied with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Great Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
idahocoastie (1) - ferndale, California, USA - AUG 11, 2005 does not count
Wonderful beer. Full hop/malt flavors, sweet finish. Very drinkable. Good with venison, or ribs. Enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thoreaubred (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Deschutesís porter is very sweet and fruity, which isnít my style. The mouthfeel is thin and fleeting, and the flavor is somewhat watery. Though Deschutesís stout is pretty decent, this porter is disappointing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PaulGator22 (9) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2005 does not count
Iíve had this beer on trips out to Oregon. Nice dark color and aroma, hints of chocolate. Very smooth beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (682) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head that lasts well. Nose is smoky, caramel and chocolate and roasted grain. The flavor is excellent. Smoky roasted grains and coffee beans vie with a vinious note and some suprising dark fruit. Sweeter than I expected. Finishes with a coffee aftertaste that lasts a long time. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Bottle. One of my former go to beers. Still solid, still quite nice but there is better out there. Brownish in color, short to medium lived tan head and no lacing. Light aroma of roasted grain. Light bodied. Fair bit of malt in flavor, roasty, some chocolate. Good bitterness to balance. Somehow just underwhelms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2005
This beer pours a medium brown to slightly reddish color with a small white head and small lacing. The aroma is roasty, malty and chocolatey, but nothing all that spectacular or memorable. The flavor is medium bodied, perhaps full bodied with roasty coffee bean flavors, a touch of chocolate and smoke with a slightly sweet drying finish. Pretty standard porter, some grainy chocolate as it warmed. Carbonation was mild, but on the overall, it didnt stand out. Another roasty been-there done-that porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Bottle: Indiana_Red and I sampled three porters in a row and this one got second place out of our selection, crushing polygamy once and for all. Dark brown with a clear body. It shows a light brown head with spotty lacing. The usual porter charcoal was present along with sweet malts, something like Wertherís Originalģ ! This porter seems to be a little creamier than others, but still has the thin feel. The carbonation was lively. Not bad.

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