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RATINGS: 2020   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. It’s prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

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Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2009 chocolatey caramel aroma, very nice. has a medium body, medium carbo too. oily mouthfeel, nice sweet malts underneath it all. flavor is dominated by malt, moderately sweet. not bitter at all, goes down very easy. its simplicity doesn’t take away from how enjoyable it is. Hard to fault a beer for being immediately tasty.

ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Dark brown body with a medium sized, tan head. The aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, roast and fairly vinous. The flavor is milk chocolate, slight roast, mild coffee and slightly tart. The medium body is never thin with slightly prickly carbonation. Well done porter, very drinkable.

elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
bottle. black color. no head. roast aroma and taste. smooth and chokolaty. nice and pleasant. very nice.

duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours very dark. Lots of roasted malt here. Hints of chocolate and roasted nuts. A bit thin, and not a lot of complexity. Average porter.

Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle - First newbie tasting club - Lars brought it. Black - offwhite head. Burned, berries, licorice, medium hoppy, nice smooth - drinkable but give it some more of everything !!

buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Thanks to BuckeyeBoy for trading this one to me. What a beautiful pour. Almost black with a big tan head. The aroma is wonderful. Rich bitter chocolate and malts. Flavor is malts, chocolate and light coffee. Maybe just a touch of smoke also. The body was just a little thin but overall this is a very nice beer. Thanks again Jeremy.

limalimamoli (52) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Pours dark brown with slight translucency. A nice head of brown rise quarter inch. Aromatics are filled with dark roasted malts, coffee notes and underlying fruit. . Some light vanilla notes finish out the nose. Mouthfeel is medium, with some mild, prickly carbonation.

goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Poured a clear dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma and flavor off toffee and carmel. Pleasant roasted malt. Fairly tasty.

TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Pours a great black color with a nice dark tan head that lasted decently. The smell is very good. Very rich nose to it. Taste is very good and very smooth, with a hint of roast on the back end of the swig. This is another soid brew from Deschutes, very good brew.

hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2007
Draught. A well balanced, tasty and enjoyable porter. Deschutes seem to make only good beer. Clean lingering coffee and chocolate flavors with some bitterness in the finish. Great looking stuff and very tasty.

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