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RATINGS: 1948   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. Itís prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1803) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Bottle at the Salty Dawg Saloon, Homer AK. Boiling lava-like tan head rolls out of this black one. Stark anise aroma, the flavor strikes like bitter whole chocolate, but settles into a mellow sweet dark beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2005
12 oz. bottle from Three Rivers, CA. Pource a very nice dark color. Aromas were nice coffee, toffee, and other malts. Flavors fell off a bit though with a decent start, but a slightly sour finish that I didnít think balanced well. Still drinkable though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2005
a dark plum colored pour capped with a quickly dissipating tan head giving off the aromas of coffee, vanilla, and sweet candi sugars. huge amounts of coffee in the flavor were tempered a bit by some chocolates and vanilla. i would have like a bit more body, as there was a definite thinness to the beer both during the pour and as part of the mouthfeel. with a little more texture and body, this could be an excellent beer...its flavor profile is hard to match

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GMP (16) - USA - JUL 5, 2005
Draft and Bottle - Nice porter, another of Deschutesí great offerings, lovely aroma with some chocolate, nice dark look, great smooth taste and mouth feel (some negative aftertaste from the bottle).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2005
I havenít drank many poters. Taste like a very mild sweet stout. It seems to have a slight after taste. Canít pin it down. Beer seems to fit the style. Not bad, worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Tap @ Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aromas of chicory and dark roasted coffee with a leather nose. Sweet caramel malt and roasted chocolate, coffee flavors; a faint hoppiness near the end. Full bodied and creamy palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2005 Red-brown with a light smoked aroma. Not sweet at all. Faintly nutty; in fact, reminds me more of a nut brown ale than a porter, but it works. A noticeable metallism combined with a bit too much carbonation are this beers downsides. Re-rate: 9,5,8,4,17 Iím impressed with my consistency. More smoky than I remember, but still nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Nearly black, decent tan head. Roasty and slightly sweet. A little saltiness and light bitterness. Satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
Opaque black colour with burgundy notes and thin tan head. Mild carmel malt nose. Strong carmel malt taste with underlying alcohol notes with lasting Roasted malt finish.

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