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RATINGS: 1968   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (26658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2006
Bottle at Stockholm Beerfestival. Black coloured with a beige head. Aroma of malts and caramel with roasted notes. Roasted flavour of malts and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2006
black pour small dense tan head some lacing. Nice roast malt aromas fairly light some chocolates & a light grass note. avg palate. Very light porter, easy to drink roasts chocolate notes finishes in some dry grasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Pours dark brown/black with no head. Solid aroma of roasted grains and chocolate. Full bodied, smooth textured. Flavor is nice and round. Excellent brew. Not to sweet, not too acidic, a bit mild for a porter but very good nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 24, 2006
Tasted 15/09/06 bottle from BrewNZ . Pours a deep brown with reddish highlights. Aroma carrys hints of coal smoke along with fruity american hop notes. Sweet malt and stone fruit on the pallet before drying to a gentle coal like smokyness. Very easy drinking for its 5.2% perhaps could do with just alittle more residual bodey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2006
Tasted 20/09/2006. 12oz bottle from BrewNZ. Deep chestnut brown with golden highlights. Tan head diminishes and dies. Toast, slightly burnt, dominates the nose with a little sweet malt and chocolate. theres a little fermentation heat on the nose, which takes away some pleasantness. Quite sweet up front in the mouth, good crystal presence, followed by a strong toasty middle and a long, drying, roasty astringent finish. Warming notes linger but are never harsh. Hops hardly noticeable, just a mild bitterness. Good medium weight and med-low carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3171) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Thanks to Kenb for this one. Pours out a very nice dark black/brown with a small off white lacing head. Tons of roasty aroma with some notes of chocolate. Very nice mouthfeel. Flavors are nice and complex with chocolate, roasted malt and a slight touch of smoke on the finish. Not a huge fan of this style, but this one wasnt bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Strong, roasty aroma... loads of espresso, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor is very dry and very malty. Fairly creamy, medium body. Another nice brew thanks to Indiana_Red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
Bottle. Almost black in colour with a small head. Mild and round. Roasted malt with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Palete a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmackenzie (40) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2006
Roasty, toffee and sweet on the nose. No detectable hop aroma or esters. Dark brown with the characteristic ruby highlights. Good lacing in the glass. Grainy, slight fruity hop flavour coming through midway, roasty malts dominate - black malt with only a slight coffee coming through. Sweet malt and some warming alcohol opn the palate later on. A little thin in body. Pleasant bitterness to round out the malts. No astringency. Pleasantly surprised - except for the thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle as a bonus from kenb, thanks man! Aroma of yeasty minerals, nutty chocolate and a bit of soft coffee roastiness. Very dark brown in color with hints of light showing through when held up to a light. Head is light tan and fades from about an inch tall to a thin layer. Flavor reminds me of rusty, caramel covered burnt coffee beans with some chocolaty notes. Mid palate I notice a bit of fruitiness mixed with mint. Body is medium with an almost creamy texture and chalky finish from the roasted malt. Overall, it is pretty nice.

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