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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAR 28, 2003
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Surprisingly dry and smooth with a rich and crisp flavor. Head is tan/yellow and soapy. Body could be slightly thicker, although overall is very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2003
strong aroma of coffee, very dark and dense appearance, it has a strong flavor of coffee and dark chocolate, the basic flavor of this stuff reminds of Bell's Kalamazoo Stout, a good porter and worth a try

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MicroRob (42) - Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2003
Complex but very smooth drinking. Has different characteristics (both good) ice cold vs. room temp. Light brown bubbly head.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Dark brown and ruby, a good roasted flavour includes nuts, some wood and good amount of fruit and chocolate. . .silky mouthfeel, very good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Fruity, roasted aroma. Dark fruit turns into a light chocolate malt flavor and finishes smoothly. Very lightly hopped. Not overly malty but fruitier notes add to its complexity.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2003
I'm going to be in the minority here when I say that this one is overrated IMHO. There's just too much coffee. I wanted more chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2004 The aroma is wonderful; very coffeish with hints of chewy malt. Appearance was OK, but the head was a little disappointing, both in quality and quantity. Flavor was again very coffeeish and very creamy, finishing with a warming hops bite and a hint of raspberries, I think. Very good porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Tried one of these last night. Creamy and rich, slightly chewy and very very tastey.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rambis (12) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2003
"I love the smell of porter in the morning!" (Okay, it was lunchtime, but close enough.) A drier porter with a lovely, small brown head. Dark, rich color. Very drinkable - too bad I had to work that day. Also too bad I haven't found it here in Phoenix - had to go to Seattle to get it. Almost made the business trip bearable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2003
This is a nice dark brew. Hearty, but not too rich. It"s a decent porter.


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