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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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3.7
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Pours a deep black into the glass with a tan head. Really rich aroma of sweetness and burnt grain. The flavor was really wonderful as well with lots of chocolaty/coffee undertones. A nice winter warmer.

3.8
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Pours deep dark opaque brown with a little ruby when held to a strong light. Nice chocolate milk head that dies down and laces. Smells a mild sweet malt with toasted nuts and a hint of hops. Tastes of malt, mild coffee and a slight bitterness of hops. Mouth feel is smoooth. Zero alcohol. Almost a brown ale smooth with lively carbonation. This is an awesome session beer, especially for a porter.

3.9
LiquidLotus (12) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Solid Porter. Bottle. Chocolate, roasted aroma. Smooth on the palate, clean-- slightly bitter finish.

3.5
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2007
I’m not sure how I haven’t rated this, but here goes: Bottled. Poured clear garnety-brown with a short, creamy cap of tan head. The aroma picked up roasted baker’s chocolate, molasses, and some herbal accents.. not overly complex, but dark and welcoming. The flavor had somewhat tacky roasted chocolate, coffee grounds, and molasses at the core with light, complimentary herbal bitterness and faint metallic notes on the edges.. sticky caramel and ever-so-slightly stale roasted chocolate on the finish. Medium-bodied with low-to-medium carbonation.. tacky, sweet finish. Solid brew.

3.9
SeaSide7Stone (5) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2007 does not count
Go out of my way to get this in a bottle in SoCal. This beer holds a soft spot for me as it’s from ’home’... Nice color, not too dark. Sweet aroma, some fruit, chocolates. Smooth nutty flavor with a little bit o’bite.

3.8
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Served cold from tap. Pours a really nice looking dark brown with a tan head that thinned out rather quickly. Smells chocolate, maybe some roasted malts or coffee? Flavor consists of malts and chocolate. It was quite smooth. A nice porter.

3.5
DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2007
A rich dark looking beer.Lots of malt on the nose with some fruit and chocolate.Chocolate bitterness with a crisp bite with a small bitter bite.

3.5
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Bottled. Such a good baseline type Porter. Nice brown mocha color. Very balanced and malty like flavors. Not aggressively sweet nor chewy, but nicely balanced. I have had better, but I have also had far worse.

3.3
User57106 (246) - - DEC 15, 2007
Bottled, consumed on 12/15/07. Clear, dark brown pour. Nice head that faded fast to thin skin. Aroma is deliciously fruity: wine-like, with mocha/chocolate undertones. Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Slight astringency a plus. Flavors are subtle and well-balanced: hard to pin down exactly due to the astringency making my tongue pucker! Mainly a mild roasted chocolate flavor with not much sweetness and even less bitterness. Flavor a little disappointing after the awesome aroma.

3
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2007
12 oz bottle. Brew poured like black coffe. Deep brown with a light, tan head with little lacing. Nose of coffee, chocolate, caramel and crystal malts.


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