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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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3.9
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2007
12 oz bottle. .. Malty aroma: Roast w carmelly notes, some toasty bread. No hops. .. Black with tan head - some ruby hints when held up to the light. .. Malty flavors dominate with roasty, fruity, sweetness, slight bitter finish. .. Med body, Med Carb. .. Very nice Porter - pretty much what you’d like in a porter - roasty and smooth. Nicely done.

4.1
beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2013 One of my floverites. It’s almost black, too. Smells like a chocolate malt, makes my mouth water. Bitter coffe and nutty chocolate taste. Too thin. Flavor lingers but no off flavors in the finish.,

3.4
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Pours a deep dark brown, mostly clear with a woody amber highlight on the edges. Smal head to a thin film and moderate to high carbonation. Aroma is toasty malts, cookie dough, crackers, light caramel, light chocolate and some nuts with hints of roast. Moslty nutty and toasty malt flavor with more cookies, stale crackers, burnt paper, try toast, more light caramel, hints of chocolate with a light bitterness. Ok mouthfeel but the carbonation hurts it a bit. A bit better than average for a porter.

3.4
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 8, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours a murky, dark cola color; fizzy, light tan head with decent retention. Nougat and caramel in the aroma; roasted malts; slightly watery. Medium mouthfeel: fizzy carbonation (or, if not fizzy, very close); very much a cola-driven porter; while the milk chocolate and roastiness is in there, this is more of a session porter than a chewy one; I don’t care much for the unchecked carbonation. Medium, cola and milk chocolate finish; some roasted malts.

3.5
emacgee (4677) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 Dark brown pour that sits black in the glass. The head is thin and light tan. The aroma is sweet, some caramel, bunt popcorn, not too bad. The flavor is sweet, light roast, woody, meaty/nutty, dark malts. The palate is smooth with a woody finish.

4
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
nice black brown pour with little head - excellent bitter chocolate aroma is followed by nice hints of chocolate and coffee and a small amount of caramel sweetness - tastes a lot like Sam Adams Cream Stout but a bit thinner

3.7
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2007
pours black with a tan thick head. nice lacing. hints of coffee and chocolate. palate is extremly thin, its almost surprising b/c you expect alot more as soon as its poured

2.8
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
well water and bitter chocolate stood out the most; a bit thin; could use something to counter the bad watery taste... don’t know why, but it wasn’t happening for me; i prefer anchor porter...

3.5
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 4, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 On tap, pours almost black with a medium dark head. Nice aroma, mostly malt and chocolate, with a touch of smoke. Clean taste, not overwhelming, same as the nose, with chocolate, some molasses, smoke, all well balanced. Good offering

3.8
cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle at Stockholm beer festival ... Deep black ... sweet ovaltine malt ... sweet roast malts little chocolate ... good balance.


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