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Deschutes 20K Imperial Bourbon Porter

Deschutes 20K Imperial Bourbon Porter
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Formerly brewed at Deschutes Brewery
Style: Imperial Porter
Bend, Oregon USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 4.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This beer was brewed to commemorate the 20,000 brew on our 50 bbl. JV Northwest brewhouse, located at our production plant (20,000 brews x 50 bbl/brew = 1,000,000 bbl!!) We began brewing our beers there in 1993 when the pub could no longer keep up with demand. This beer was aged in Makers’ Mark bourbon barrels. Alcohol Content: 8% IBU’s: 65

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tseth027 (1) - walnut creek, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008 does not count
i was stunned when tasting the brew, its aroma was mild, with a taste that is intoxicating for a porter, the coffee bourbon raisins and chocolate provide an equilibrium of flavor. mad props.. by far best porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3048) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Growler from the brewpub. Big sweet chocolate and burbon aroma. Subdued roasted notes as well. Flavor was sweet but very robust. Soft roasted flavor and some coffee and milk chocolate. Lacking the sour ascidic character of most of the style. Soft carbonation and a fairly thin but very smooth palate. Thanks for bringing this one back, Jake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Growler from Brewpub: Dark black, nice tan head and great lacing. Nose of vegetal roast, light sweet molasses, some nuggat and cocoa. Light vanilla. The flavor is hot and steamy, nice bourbon and chocolate, some turpentine notes, very subtle though, almost soy saucish. Nice balance, many layers. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours dark black with tan head. Chocolate Coffe aroma, slight, slight bourbon. Taste is roast and chocolate with a hint of bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a very small brown head. Dense aroma of chocolate, bourbon, coffee, raisins, and wood. Roasted malt, more coffee and chocolate in the taste. Nice blend with not-too-strong bourbon flavors, molasses, smoke, and tobacco. Some soy flavors, possibly from the hops. Simply a massive, delicious beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerwhore69 (7) - Northglenn, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2009 does not count
rated high for a reason, AND, so everyone else knows, this was never bottled and was just a research brew as per a reply i got back from deschutes brewing. But, try any of there reserve series and you’ll fall in love. 20k imperial porter was a research brew for there XXI black butte porter. And for those of you who didn’t share....bastards!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2959) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Draft at brewpub: Dark brown pour with a modest tan head. Nose is sweet with bourbon, oak, and molasses. The taste is also sweet; bourbon, light on the roasted malt, molasses, and brown sugar. Bittersweet chocolate lingers in the tail. Overall quite enjoyable, just a bit sweeter than to be desired when compared to my ideal porter.

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