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RATINGS: 2020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.

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3.4
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
I thought this was just a little heavy on the black patent malt. A tad too roasty for me, but a good porter nonetheless.

3.6
MexiFinn (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2008
This is a darn good porter, pours black/red, nice tan head, smoky chocolate/coffee taste... with a bit of a woodsy aftertaste, will buy again, good stuff! Cheers!

3.9
DialSquare (5031) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2008
on tap from the deschutes bar in portland. dark brown pour with a hint of red. sweet aroma of toasty malts, chocolate and coffee. flavor follows suit. better as it warms. liked this a lot. K-8

3.4
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Pours black with a tan head. Very heavy carbonation. Aroma is of malt, caramel, and dark fruit. Creamy mouthfeel. Doesn’t taste much like a porter. It’s very sweet with hints of fruit and caramel malts. Lingering taste of weak coffee. Very drinkable, and worth drinking again.

3.8
stchloe (1067) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Great smoky and chocolate taste. By fare and away one of the best beers from Deshutes, and best porter for the price. Only a moderate ABV, but full bodied and substantial.

3.7
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Soft chocolate and rated malt nose. Molasses color with a slight orange hint when held up to a light, creamy tan head. honey roasted chocolate toast sweetness, balanced by some smoky bitterness. Full carbonation, medium body, with a slight smoky chocolate finish. Really fine Porter, rich and full of flavor, but has a real easy drinking quality to it.

3.7
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a rich light brown head and black color with red tint. Aroma is ashy, sharpness (acidic?), dark malt-chocolate/cocoa. Taste is rich/sweet dark malt-chocolate/cocoa, ashy/peat, some citrus in background which probably is part of what provides the hops bite. Nicely done northwest porter/black IPA. The aroma had me wondering but JWC215 helped me on that so… Thanks Russ Powell.

3.6
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Pours black with a white cream top. Smells of dark chocolate malt. Roasted coffee flavor that is followed by a nice light and sweet flavor. Smooth porter.

3.1
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Dark reddish brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt coffee and caramel notes. Flavour likewise with a sweet end.

3.5
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Dark black body with a fluffy head. Plum in the aroma with a lot of sweet malts. It’s a bit thin on the palate and lacking in flavor but coming in with what I felt was plum and chocolate with a hint of roasted woody nuttiness. Not bad by any means, but not very remarkable.


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