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RATINGS: 1861   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - APR 24, 2004
On tap: Dark liquid, tan foamy head. Nose is toated and malty. Flavour, coffee and chocolate, toast and fruity malts. Good drinkable porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2004
dark brown color with some red/purple overtones, medium white head, coffee and roasted malt in the aroma, some chocolate, hints of fruitiness; coffee, chocolate flavors, roasted malt, bitter with a touch of fruit, smooth, a bit light texturally

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2004
Draft. Dark brown and barely translucent with a creamy tan head and great lacing. Aroma features toasted malts, coffee and molasses. Flavor is dark roasty malts, carob, touch of maple with a nice bitter hoppy finish. Medium full body and good carbonation. Very pleasant ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 29, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 10.1.2009 12oz bottle. Very dark mahogany body topped with a small, tan head that turns into a ring and leaves spots and streaks of delicate lace here and there. Nose is of soy sauce, molasses, chocolate, smelling thick and sludgy and like something spoiled in the vegetable droor. Mouth is fairly light with a crumby dose of foamy carbonation for a watery finish. Flavor is decent with a solid roasted-grain backbone, molasses, a large dosage of baker’s chocolate, acidic coffee notes. A decent porter less the disappointing palate paired with some funky flavors and aroma. ------- tap. Nice dark brown in the pint glass. Offwhite head, large for a porter and great lacing. Odor is light coffee and caramel malts. Mouth is very smoothe, comfy medium body, pleasant carbonation. Lightly sweet, light coffee finish that lasts fairly well. Overall: a very nice porter; fits the style well and very drinkable with a nice flavor(if a bit light) and wonderfully smoothe. Clicked wrong number. t.t Originally 7/5/7/5/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2004
12oz Bottle 5/28/04 Poured clear the color of Coca-Cola with not much of a head. Interesting aroma, chocolate, vanilla, tobacco and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with average carbonation. Flavor has alot of chocolate in it giving it a YooHoo chocolate sweetness. Nice flavor. Wet finish. Overall very drinkable. Nothing complex, could drink a few of these.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2004
on tap. black with red at the far edges. little tan head with faint lacing. on the hoppy side, but not much malt. missed the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaysoneslick (24) - Montana, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Not creamy like I was hoping for, but an ok beer with a bit o chocolate. Too thin and fizzy though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 18, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 Perhpas thier flagship brew, had this on tap at outback. Very awesome brew with tons of flavor and lots of raostiness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Dark brown with a tan head. Sweet chocolate, coffee, toffee aroma. Flavor of chocolate, caramel and tootsie role. A little too thin and fizzy, but still very drinkable and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
This is a really nice porter. Thick mouthfeel has some rather milky characteristics. Brief roastiness followed by tons of chocolate malt flavor. All balanced subtly by a nice northwestern hop presence.

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