RateBeer
Home >

Deschutes Black Butte XXII

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
88
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Share this beer with friends!
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 Theoís 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.


HonusWagner's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1220) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Growler thanks to Arbitrator, same as the one NickD tried. Not as terribly sludgy looking as I expected. Nose has a strong dose of orange, a hint of chili, and the usual Black Butte chocolate character. Peppery character was a bit off-putting, my least favorite part of an otherwise really tasty beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (448) - Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Boulders on Broadway Beer Fest. Deep, musty aroma of old chocolate, anise, molasses and burnt malt. Pours muddy dark brown (like a rain puddle after someone has stepped in it). The taste features roasty dark malt, rhubarb, molasses, and dark cocoa with a sharp balsamic bite at the end. Quite different than the other Black Butte Anniversary beers. Iím happy I got to try this elusive brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Finally! Dark brown pour at Boulders on Broadway. I got quite a bit if chocolate and orange with some roast. Also a slight hint of an odd overripe fruit.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (2002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Draft - Vintage 2010 - Chocolate, cocoa and raisin. Cloudy brown with a thin beige head. Bittersweet chocolate, dark roast and some dark fruit. Long coffee finish with some tootsie roll.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On draft at Boulders on Broadway Festival 2014, dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma is chocolate forward with some flavor in chocolate, roast, a little chili spice. Really good. Happy I was finally able to try it!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Had at Denver Rare Beer Tasting V, some nice chocolate and the orange comes through a lot, enjoyed the orange.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6341) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Got to get a free pour of this from deschutes brewer Kyle Spencer. It is thick and chalky in the mouthfeel but with a wonderful chocolate flavor. The chcolate is huge in this beer and really dominates at this point. They should have released it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5390) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
(22oz bottle thanks to Deschutes Base Camp crew) near black, lasting creamy dark tan head. Nose has some trash aromas that goes away after a bit, coffee, bits of whiskey, oxidation, dark chocolate and a tiny bit metallic. Taste of real dark chocolate, whiskey, oak, oddly fruity and old coffee grounds, I see why they didnít release it initially. Has turned into an ok beer but not amazing. Linger of oak and dark chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (804) - 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 (4078) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50