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Deschutes Black Butte XXIII

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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Black Butte XXIII: Porter brewed with cocoa nibs, orange and natural flavors added, with 25% aged in Bourbon Barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrFecesious (959) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
On tap at green dragon. Opaque deep brown. Aroma is raisin, molasses, wood. Taste is raisin, dark chocolate, wood. Excellently dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
22oz bottle, pours a deep dark browny/black, large mocha head quickly dies to a fine lacing on the glass. Aromas of oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits (dates, figs), dark chocolate, orange liquer (Cointreau), liquorice, blackstrap molasses, and bready notes, too. Flavour is dominated by the oaky, bourbon barrels, with the sweetness from the bourbon really shining through. Nice little peppery hop bite mid palate, followed by a hit of liquorice and bitter dark chocolate. Good, soft carbonation, full thick & oily mouthfeel, leading to a peppery, bourbon, bitter long finish. A damn fine quaff and ageing well!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3552) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a very dark brown with creamy medium tan head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong cocoa nibs and oak. Thin mouthfeel with sweet roasted malt and cocoa nibs flavor with nice sweet finish. A very good imperial porter from Deschutes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
On tap at Rosé and Crown. Pours very deep brown with a light brown head that fades quickly but leaves lacing. Boozy cocoa. Very bitter and full roast with bitter finish. Slightly hot with boozy bourbon notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10958) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to the ever-generous Bruce himself! Pours dark brown with a fine, beige cream head. Big chocolate malt nose, some milk chocolate, general dark sugars. Big sweet flavor, some charred malts, more dark sugars, moderate roast. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with bitter cocoa, charred wood, roasted malts, dark cocoa. Rich and very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 16, 2013
Very bitter on the finish with notes of chocolate and coffee. I think I prefer the newer version over this one. Very tasty but a little too astringent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (352) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
Pours jet black with a dark tan head. Heavy dark zest and chocolate aroma with a hint of licorice. Medium body with a balanced bitterness. Nice long finish, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
9th February 2013
Bruce’s Birthday Bash at the Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks again to Bruce for more birthday treats! Opaque black - brown beer, little pale tan head. Light palate, semi dry. Nice dark malts, minerals. A little coffee. Pinch of bourbon spice. Semi dry finish. Quite simple but so very drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3101) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Immediately I know this is going to be a good beer. Pours black with a small, heavy tan head. Nose shows light bourbon, orange zest, some vanilla, molasses. Good balanced stuff. Taste is a great balance between bourbon, vanilla, spice and roasted malts. Light chocolate tones. Orange comes through as it warms. Superb beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Shared up at Proof by jbruner (thanks!). Had this beside a regular Butte. Sparse notes: Big aroma bourbon raisin. Tastes toffee wood bourbon warm sugary cocoa. Very nice sipper.

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