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RATINGS: 2017   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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3.7
hockey28 (12) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2008
This was very good and got it on draught Very dark and sweet- sort of like drinking a dessert.

4.1
catcholden (2) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2008 does not count
Btl. Initially sweet and acidic, with candy/fruit undertones. Mellows shortly thereafter. Sweet aftertaste. Small, somewhat hallow mouthfeel. Overall a very good beer.

4
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2008
A quintessential PNW porter. Poured a dark brown-black body with a small grey-brown top. Roasty, malty, and nicely hopped with residual yet balanced bitterness. Creamy, silky, robust mouthfeel. All around, a great brew!

3.3
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - APR 12, 2008
This was the beer that introduced me to the Pacific Northwest. Pours fairly dark, though some light is able to pass through. Roasty, toasty malts give way to a mildly hoppy finish and the slightest twinge of alcohol if I pay attention. Very solid porter that’s incredibly drinkable.

3.9
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2008
bottle on 4/11/08. pours a deep brown / light black with a solid 1/2" tan head. moderate malty aromas and some chocolate. Very nice on the palate... smooth and somewhat creamy... little carbonation. Nice bitter finish which sticks with you a little bit. Excellent session beer...

3.6
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2008
On tap in various places. Pours a darker brown to black, with some light penetration and a bit of a greyish white head. The nose is lightly roasty, drier with some floral hop character popping out. The mouthfeel is a bit on the looser side, but appropriate for the style and only adding to the drinkablility of this beer. The flavor is in line with the nose. A well constructed porter with perhaps a bit too much roast, making it more of a stout. In line with Bell’s Porter, though less sweet, with perhaps a touch more floral hops. A hint of acidity. Clean finish. I’ve had a few of these in the PNW on this here trip. Not bad.

3.7
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
On tap at Newport Pizza and Ale house. Pours a very deep brown almost black hue. Aroma is roasted nut and it has a very smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is caramel malt and hints of coffee bean with bits of dark chocolate as well. The finish is easy and lasts for a little while. Nice abv level makes it even easier to enjoy one more!

3.5
pootzboy (1735) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 black but clear with some ruby highlights ( like a real porter should show) Moderate cap and lace. Soft carbonation. Nice nose of roast grains some coca and sweetness, grassiness clean aroma. A decent new world porter...enough roast/cocoa/coffee and some nice hopping a good dose of malt verging on sweet but not getting there, nice nutty discernment, some fruity ester like dark dried fruit...longish wet finish. A good porter in the Micro tradition and well made

3.5
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2008
12oz bottle: pours almost pitch black with small off whit head, aroma of roased malts and hints chocolate, flavor filled with roased malt and some coffee with some choclate. decent beer but looking for something more full flavored for a porter.

3.8
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2008
Poured almost black with frothy off white head. Obvious chocolate and coffee flavors. Malty, slighly roasty. Enjoyed thoroughly.


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