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RATINGS: 1931   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. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 Pours a very dark black. Aroma is chocolate sweet andvery strong molasses. Taste was choolate, molasses, caramel with some roasted coffee in the aftertaste. Body was a bit thin, but picks up a bit in the middle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Pours dark brown with a bit of off white head that leaves a little bit of lacing. Carbonation is very fizzy and the head disipates very quickly. Smells a little bitter choclatey with some hops too it as well, not a bad smell but nothing special. Tastes a little spicey almost at first then gives way to a prominate bitter chocolate taste that stays with you for the moderately long aftertaste. You feel like you’ve been eating chocolate about 10 second after taking a sip its nice. Beer tastes better than it looks or smells.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diablokev (163) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2005
The aroma is of spice, stale bread. Appearance is a deep burgandy. The flavor is of spice. Overall ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2005
This is my idea of a american microbrewed porter. nice carbonation , bittersweet chocolate with expresso no roast! subtle hops smooth balance... Keg Please! Thanks Indiana Red for the trade!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Poures a beautiful black with a tan head. Smells fresh and interesting. Dark roasted malt, creamy chocolate, with just a hint of dark fruit. A touch of coffee at the finish. Medium bodied, but thins out when it gets to the back of the throat. Still this is a nice beer by a respectable brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a nearly opaque black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a somewhat bitter coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Poured a dark mahogony color with a nice frothy, toffee/beige head. The aroma is sweet butterscotch and toffee with hints of nutmeg and leather. The taste is complex, starting with toffee, cocoa and coffee with roasted barley bringing up the rear. This is a nice porter. A great year round beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Very dark pour. Head fades fast. Sweet chocolate aroma. Cocoa and coffee flavors very close to being too sweet. Excessive carbonation. A little thin but the best beer at the Winco at 2am.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
Bottled. Black with a fine, fresh fruity, peaches, aroma. Unfortunatelt too thin in flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Sampled from bottle at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2004 (#54).
Dark brown colored with a tall tan head. Dry aroma of coffee, grass and chocolate with a roasted tone. Sweet and somewhat sugary flavor. Roasted with chocolate notes and some hops in the finish. A nice and easy porter.

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