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RATINGS: 2014   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. Its prized for its creamy mouthfeel and intense complex flavors.

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3.2
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2006
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
A sweetish brew with surprisingly thin body. There were some light toffee notes and a hint of coffee. It leaves you with a mellow, short aftertaste with slightly hoppy burps..

3.6
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Nice dark brown with some red pour with a thin off white head.The aroma was full with nice chocolate and malt feel and a solid coffee in the backround.Started slightly bitter but really warmed up with chocolate and coffee. Seemed to have a little smoke to it as well and finished full. Overall a good porter but not quite life changing.

3.8
IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Enniskillen. Thanks kid! Very dark amber brown with a ticj tan head. Chocolaty malt aroma and chocolate malt taste iwth a bit of bitter in the aftertaste.

3.9
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2006
12oz. bottle. Nearly opaque brown-red. Medium sized tan head. Sweet chocolate, vanilla, a mild roastiness, and caramel malt in the aroma. Roasty coffee nose, melds into bittersweet chocolate and rich caramel flavors. Tinges of milk chocolate sweetness and a slight astringency in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, rather smooth and slightly dry.

3.6
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2006
12oz. bottle. Dark brown color with red highlights and a small tan head. Mild roasted chocolate malt aroma with some cola notes as well. Flavor of the roasted malts was much stronger than the aroma, but still on the light side. Lightly bitter on the finish with a fairly aggressive carbonation.

3.7
Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Nice full porter. Plenty of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Body is a nice silky thickness, along with a frothy tan head.

3.6
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2006
Black with a very roasty flavour. Great Stuff.

4.1
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Sweet toasted malt mix with chocoate and coffe aroma. Creamy tan head that goes fairly quick with good lacing. Slightly sweet with light bittering. Sweet in the beginning and the end. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation in the mouth. I would have rated this beer a little higher if it had a little more bittering in the end. Very, very good beer. thanks Jay

3.8
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2006
tap. Black with hints of maple coloring. Thin frothy head with tiny bubbles. Hoppy, floral scent iwth some chocolate and roasted nuts. Very interesting aroma. Burnt caramel and malts on the palate with hints of chocolate. Delicious.

3.5
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Fine fine beer that lacks any real distinction. Has all the requisite roasted malt flavors though in small quantities, a decent aroma, and a fairly thin mouthfeel. Not bad at all--fairly light and easy going.


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