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RATINGS: 1967   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. Its prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2008
2008 Bottle - Coffee malt aroma, mocha and burnt herb front end, finishes with a nice bitterness, another great go-to from deschutes...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1546) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Pours a deep brownish black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted barley, malt and chocolate. Goes down easy with a nice bitter chocolate, sour, toasted barley flavor. Pretty nice porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Poured from bottle black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted grains and warmed chocolate. The beer tastes of toatsted grains, roast coffee and, on the sweeter side, bittersweet chocolate. There is a smooth almost creamy malt mouthfeel, yet its easy to drink with subtle bitterness. Ill be buying this one again.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1850) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2008
Sweet malt hop aroma. Black colour with good head nad lacing. Bitter burnt malt flavour. Smooth palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2008
On tap at Wolfgang Pucks at the MGM Grand casino. Black body with yellow and red hues and a light brown head. Sweet chocolate and malt aroma. Smooth cocoa taste with notes of caramel and toffee. Medium-bodied, with a slightly watery mouthfeel. Clean finish with a slight coffee aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (812) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2008
A deep black with small tan head. Aroma of biscuit and roasted malt. Taste much of the same with a smooth hoppiness coming through. A well balanced beer with an nice finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Deep black with a full caramelized head. The taste is smooth chocolate malts, caramelizeed sugars, and a rich smoky whisky finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8662) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2008
On tap at New York Casino. First, they use plastic cups, but this beer was still damn good. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. The taste is mostly coffee and chocolate upfront, and some heavy roasted malts throughout. A really good beer, it excelled even though the cup sucked.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RSRIZZO (1972) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Aroma is light with a wine like roasted malt scent. Color is a deep dark amber/black with good carbonation and a tan head that is fairly tight. Taste is thin and tart. It starts with a light/medium body that goes down crisp. Finish is a thin roasted flavor with a bit of sweet that turns quickly to a tart feel. I just dont like it, its weak for a Porter and the sour doesnt fit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Thanks to Ginny for this one. Black body with a sand colored head. Bubbles coat the glass. Very sweet aroma with chocolate, light licorice in the background and a smoky roast quality. Subtle but full flavor. Delicate but not watery. Mostly chocolate, slight cola, and a bit of smoke in the finish. The texture is like silk. This is a great beer.


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