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Deschutes Black Butte XXII

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A tribute to Black Butte Porter, the revolutionary Deschutes Brewery beer that has excited beer enthusiasts since its release in 1988. This special Reserve Series brew is an extreme version of Black Butte Porter that the Deschutes brewers Enhanced with Theo’s Chocolate cocoa nibs, orange juice and zest, as well as negro chillies, liquefied 84% cacao Ghana dark chocolate and by conditioning in Heaven Hill whiskey barrels.

Editors Note: this is a draft-only release due to a problem with the chocolate that Deschutes used separating in the bottle.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (861) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2012
At Bryant Lake Bowl. Not quite black, tan head. Muted roasted malt aroma. Roast and lots of chocolate, not very sweet surprisingly. FaiRly flat but it suits the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4306) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Sample thanks to some distributors from Deschutes. Pitch black pour, short tan head. Chocolate, light coffee, notes of raisin, vanilla, light orange, and caramelized sugar. Pretty tasty, wish I could get a bottle of this, but very glad to be able to try it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Sort of a muddled black color with a tan head. Chocolate is the predominant aroma here with a decent roastiness, a hint of citrus, and some vanilla and whiskey in the background. The flavor is also heavy on the dark chocolate with a bit more roast and whiskey (and just booze in general). Some coffee, mild vanilla, and citrus notes, maybe a touch of the chile in there somewhere.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10256) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Draft at Beer Revolution. Black, small brown head. Aroma amd taste of coffee and chocolate. Straightforward.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8352) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Tap at Beer Revolution thanks to Travlr. Deep ruby mahogany pour with a thin yellowish head. No lace. Nose is tangy summer fruits, red and black licorice candies. Mild vinegar nose. Taste is tangy, powdery, ashy, fairly bitter. Cigarette ashy. Sticky red fruits. Eh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keir (124) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2012
From a bottle at the Deschutes release party at iTap in St. Louis on 01.19.2012. Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Nose of caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of alcohol, molasses. Tastes sweet, caramel, chocolate. Slight burn of alcohol. Overall a great beer that I wish I had in my cellar. Was part of a XX, XXI, XXII, and XXIII vertical.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Draft. Served at ABR. Pours a dark brown/black color with a light tan head. Rich aroma with lots of molasses, syrup, caramel, and dark chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Dark fruit notes upfront with a building roasy quality to it. Some vanilla as well. Touch of booze notes as well. Overall not as good for me as some of the other BB vintages but still a pretty tasty brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (391) - Kobe, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2011
On Draft at P town brewpub 2009. Aroma: Chocolate, vanilla, coffee Flavor: Bitter ripe stone fruit & orange transitions into chocolate, intense vanilla with a coffee finish. Comments: Though it was said to be a problematic batch, I found it tasty and didn’t notice any faults.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Had this one @ the brewery on tap when in Portland. Didn’t realize they had a different rating. Beautiful obsidian pour, transparent black with a small latte head. Gooey chocolate, heavy coffee influence accompanied by vanilla and barrel. Definitely got a hint of the chili in this one although not nearly as aggressive as in other brews. Didn’t really find the orange rind but did get a bit of smoke, ash, and char. ABV truly invisible. Wish this one made it to the bottle!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
sample from the deschutes guys on 11/8/10 at the industry tasting robbie fox’s. dark. almost black with a tan head. it smells incredibly of cocoa nibs! also, there are notes of grain, spice, oak, vanilla and capsicum. the flavor shares the same notes except it is incredibly hoppy, dry and it has an astringency on the finish. mild chile tingling in the aftertaste is neat. i thought it was flaw until they told me! it seems thinner than years past. 8/4/8/3/15


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