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RATINGS: 1964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.8
dmschefke (583) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Pours a nice almost black brown, thin pour, thin off-white head. Aroma very nice of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and nutty. Flavor is very pleasant, but no surprise from the aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy and dry. Very nice porter here. Looking forward to XX.

3.7
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Sampled a couple of times. A really nice brew with lots of smokiness. Very good malts, pours dark with a decent thin head on it. Very rich, very nice.

3.5
tripelthreat (193) - Soquel, California, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown body that develops a large, loose, light beige head that slowly fades into a thin film. Aroma is nutty, lightly sweet and coffee. Flavor is bittersweet, nutty, a bit of chocolate, and grainy breadiness, but overall somewhat thin. Medium palate. It’s been several years since my last one and its good to see it’s still a solid porter.

3.8
Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Tap, Forest Room 5, with Alaskanwarren. Deep red/brown, tan layer of bubbles. Sweet caramel and fresh coffee nose. Nicely balanced caramel/pastry and roast; one sip you get one, the next the other. Very bright and refreshing. Medium/light palate presence, but still nicely soft and round.

3.8
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2009 Bottle from Bottleworks. Pours a super dark black with a frothy tan head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is mild but I get a distinct caramel and molasses. Pretty sweet, but balanced well with the hops. This is a creamy porter with very lively carbonation.

4
djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with a medium frothy light tan head that lasts awhile. The aroma is a roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Good sticky lacing along the glass. Medium mothfeel with a roasted malt with a smoky flavor and sweet finish. A good porter from deschutes.

2.8
jgb9348 (6590) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Pitch black coloured body with brown tints and a nice white head! Aroma of malt and coffee. Medium-bodied; Strong malt - not much else going on, however. Decent aftertaste mainly of light nuts and malt. Overall, decent, but not that great! I sampled this beer on draught at Kelly’s in Portland, Oregon on 09-September-2006.

3.4
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Roasted, chocolatey, and slightly fruity aroma. The body is kind of thin and spritzy which detracts from the overall flavor. The taste is a little chocolate and dark fruit with a sharp, dry, roasted finish.

4.1
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2009
I saw this on sale for 12.99/12 today and thought what the hell? Nice black color with a light tan head. It smells roasty, malty and slightly meaty. The flavor is roasty and robust. I was really surprised at how strong the flavor actually was, nice. The drinkability is awesome, I killed one in about fifteen minutes (not normal for me). Deschutes is doing great things with their beers and I will be buying the Double Black Butte when it hits Colorado this summer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-14-2008 01:15:56

3.7
illidurit (2356) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Blackish brown color, good clarity, fluffy beige head. Decent lacing. Lots of coffee in the aroma with a little ash and balancing chocolate sweetness. Lightly acidic roasted character with some dark fruits and burnt coffee. Medium-light bodied with a little too much carbonation. Solid beer.


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