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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.


3.8
   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 (2641) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 21, 2002
great coffee & chocolate nose. A very enjoyable porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 13, 2002
Very nice example of the style. The aroma was full of smokiness, coffee, and a hint of chocolate. The taste delivered all that and more. There were subtle flavors of wood, and alcohol in the mix. The color was a dark brown, which had a hint of red when held in front of a light. Low carbonation (which I like!) and a nice tan creamy head.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 9, 2002
black creamy porter. aroma of coffee and molasses. very smooth palarte with a lot of subtle flavors including milk chocolate and butterscotcg. just ebnough hops to impart a dry bitter finish. a great porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2002
black with a hint of red. very good roasted coffee flavors present

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 I am very impressed with this beer. Great taste and aroma, goes down easy. Another Pacific Northwest classic beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zibit (5) - USA - JUL 29, 2002 does not count
A couple of my friends drink bitch beer only. If only they tried this, they would be hooked.. Very good beer


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