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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3573) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Dark, very dark brown. Great tan head. Chocolate nose, and deep malt flavor. Great feel in the mouth. Interesing, that it is both bitter and sweet at the same time. How do they manage that? Strong and pleasant aroma. A soild offering by this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackbocracken (36) - Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Chocolatey, malty perfection. Slightly sweet, just enough bitter. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8817) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2004
Lovely black beer with a thick lasting dark brown head. Nice dark chocolate aroma and a bit of caramel maltiness. Flavour of chocolate and toffee before a long toasty and slightly smoky finish. A quality brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Nice black hue, with a very roasty presence. Bitterness from the hops are noticable. Slightly thin palate. I wouldn’t want to drink to much of this, but it’s a pretty solid offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rogueminded (41) - Newport, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Fine porter. I drank this one about 70 ft. up in a tree. It kept me warm on the cold afternoon. A black beer that sits in the mouth with exeptional fine chocolate and nutty taste. Enjoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Another good one from Grommit...Dark brown pour with a thin tan head...Hefty body to this one...NIce and Velvetty...Flavor is roasted malt and smokey chocolate...Smooth...I dig it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Dark pour, tan head. Choclate malty nose. Some good flavor rockin’ my tongue here. Dark chocolate, coffee. Ya know, these people...they go to sleep thinking everything’s fine...everything’s good. Yeah..then they wake up and they’re on fire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2004
deep brown, with an immense tan head. initial reaction...very heavy on the hops for a typical porter. damned interesting actually. aroma has mild roast notes with slight chocolate...not really stout-like, but present nonetheless. flavor is both sweet and sour, medium-bodied, slight roast. quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
noisycricket (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
Another product of the micro brewers in Oregon. Great tasting beer. clean and to the point. Buy it, try it, and you will be hooked.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Pours like a dark mahogany - very dark with reddish tints. Smells roasted with chocolate smells. Tastes like a combo of tasty malts. Faint taste of brown sugar. Clean finish - smells stronger than it tastes - but still pretty good.

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