RateBeer
Home >

Deschutes Black Butte XXIII

 (RETIRED)
overall
99
98
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black Butte XXIII: Porter brewed with cocoa nibs, orange and natural flavors added, with 25% aged in Bourbon Barrels


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1395) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Opaque black with a nice two-finger tan head that retained very well and left modest lace. Strong chocolate aromas with generous amounts of bourbon, coffee and orange rind. Burst of extra bitter unsweetened baking chocolate accompanied by a bottle of Makers Mark. Tobacco, orange and roasted coffee also come on strong. Full body, mild carbonation, creamy smooth mouthfeel, and a slight alcohol burn.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle.
Pours a perfect pitch-black with a nose of Jack Linkís beef jerky (yes, brand specific) and high-quality dog food. Flavor is a buttery bourbon tempered by cocoa and light coffee. Thick and coating on the tongue. Not bad but should be better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4562) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Courtesy of BDR. Black color with a medium head. Light coffee and roast aroma. Much the same for flavor. Roast and chocolate start to shine out a bit more after warming.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle @ home. Black appearance with a fairly small, dark brown head. Roasty chocolate malty, moderate bourbon, cocoa, slightly fruity nose. Cocoa, slightly citrusy, chocolate malty, mild to moderate bourbon flavor. The orange flavor is really a nice touch to the beer. Silky mouth feel. Mild booze burn on the finish. Pretty tasty brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2314) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2011
I donít get what alll the hype is about. Sure, itís way tasty, but nothing to get so excited about. Caught very little cocoa and even less Bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
(A couple 22oz bottles, BB 06/15/12, one bottle courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oak, and orange peel. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, orange peel, bourbon, oak, vanilla, burnt grain, and chilies.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
23rd Birth Day Reserve. Ok; besides the fack itís like breaking into fort knox to open the beer, Iím not going to hold it against the folks at Deschutes!. Pours dark and lightly frothy. Roasty, coco flavors hint of something special is about to happen. WOW...WOW! this is the shizznit! Iím floored, this is without any hesitation, this is the best Porter Iíve ever sampled! An absolutely wonderful beer of epic recognition. WOW!...Iím just floored, could be the best be Iíve ever sampled! next vacation...Bend Oregon!...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1015) - Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Pours black as sin with small brown fizz. Smells of cocoa, bourbon and vanilla notes, roastiness, and a touch of spicy peppers. Tastes like cocoa nibs, sweet oranges, a touch of chili peppers, vanilla and bourbon, and a bit of alcohol. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Deschutes Black Butte XXIII finishes with a touch of cocoa dryness and alcohol burn.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle from thirdeye11. Black pour with a brown butte. Aroma is alcohol, wood, chocolate, and citrus. Taste is lots of chocolate, a little woody, wood, alcohol, bitter, and a faint fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3977) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11.†Pours a very dark brown color with some reddish touches. Ring of brown head. Aroma is nutty, lots of malts, some chocolate notes as well. Flavor is dark malts, a bit roasted, some touches of toasted grain. Perhaps some fruit and lots of wood. Less chocolatey than the previous versions.


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 « 16 17 18  19  20 21 22 » 27


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
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