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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 19, 2002
For my money I’ll take the obsidian stout over this. Medium body with a fair maltiness and a crisp hop after-taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2002
such a classic, sooo roasted in aroma and flavor, some small sediment, good thing I stole this one from sean, what a fool to leave a beer I love and haven’t rated in my fridge

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 7, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2006 On tap GABF ’02: Huge Coffee/Chocolate explosion. Only a slight bit watery. It’s good to find that one of the best Porters at GABF ’02 is rated so highly on this site, I never heard of it before. I feel in good company.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
GABF 2002: Red brown. Mild chocolatey aroma. Nice roasty mild flavor. Medium bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gazoni99 (1) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2002 does not count
Probably the best porter I can find anywhere here in Portland. They even sell it at costco... good beer, great price... count me in!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Very nice porter. Coffee and chocolate

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2002
A realy nice balanced porter. Chocolatey but not overly sweet, because, as many other raters have mentioned, it has a well hopped finish. The right moutfeel, the right effervesence...quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Dark, dark brown/ruby. appears black but the light doesnt lie. Not much head, just swirls of foam trying to stay alive. Nose of moderate roast, bit of chocolate, bit of coffee. Fairly rich, almost creamy with nice sweet malt flavors, mildly bitter chocolate, very clean taste with a hint of metal? Decent hopping at the end to offset the sweetness. Good porter. Thanks herbjones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2570) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 4, 2002
Chocolatey-toffee aroma. Very dark reddish brown color, almost black, with a rapidly diminishing head. Very laid-back profile. Roasty, very malty and slightly caramel-sweet flavor, but it possesses such a mellow character. Almost subtle. Great flavor development, moving from roasty and dry to hoppy and then quickly to a light, honeyish sweetness. Medium bodied with relatively low effervescence, very easy to quaff. Yes, good. Thank you herbjones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 23, 2002
Big coffee nose. Roasted flavors just roll across the tongue. Very good porter.


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