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RATINGS: 1926   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2006
On tap at an Applebee’s in the Portland, Oregon area. Rather thin for a porter, but I am not complaining. Went well with wings. Has a rostiness and bittersweet chocolate after-taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9178) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2009 1. On Tap at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 02/10/2005 Dark coloured with a fruity aroma and flavour. Smooth on the palate with a bitter roast finish. 2. On Tap at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 09/10/2007 Slightly fruity aroma. Dark red coloured strong in alcohol and a little rich on the palate. Some bitterness in a roasted lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2006
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
A sweetish brew with surprisingly thin body. There were some light toffee notes and a hint of coffee. It leaves you with a mellow, short aftertaste with slightly hoppy burps..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Nice dark brown with some red pour with a thin off white head.The aroma was full with nice chocolate and malt feel and a solid coffee in the backround.Started slightly bitter but really warmed up with chocolate and coffee. Seemed to have a little smoke to it as well and finished full. Overall a good porter but not quite life changing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4079) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Enniskillen. Thanks kid! Very dark amber brown with a ticj tan head. Chocolaty malt aroma and chocolate malt taste iwth a bit of bitter in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2006
12oz. bottle. Nearly opaque brown-red. Medium sized tan head. Sweet chocolate, vanilla, a mild roastiness, and caramel malt in the aroma. Roasty coffee nose, melds into bittersweet chocolate and rich caramel flavors. Tinges of milk chocolate sweetness and a slight astringency in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, rather smooth and slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2006
12oz. bottle. Dark brown color with red highlights and a small tan head. Mild roasted chocolate malt aroma with some cola notes as well. Flavor of the roasted malts was much stronger than the aroma, but still on the light side. Lightly bitter on the finish with a fairly aggressive carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Nice full porter. Plenty of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Body is a nice silky thickness, along with a frothy tan head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2006
Black with a very roasty flavour. Great Stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Sweet toasted malt mix with chocoate and coffe aroma. Creamy tan head that goes fairly quick with good lacing. Slightly sweet with light bittering. Sweet in the beginning and the end. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation in the mouth. I would have rated this beer a little higher if it had a little more bittering in the end. Very, very good beer. thanks Jay

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