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Deschutes Black Butte XXIII

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RATINGS: 245   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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10540) - 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 (341) - 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 (14500) - , 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 (3009) - 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 (2541) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s birthday tasting. Cheers to Bruce for the pour! The appearance is deep brown with a small head. The aroma’s roasted grain. chocolate cake, light vanilla. Moderate woody bourbon. The taste is dtrong bourbon barrel, vanilla. Sweet raisin cake, bitter cocoa and chocolate. Slightly hot finish. Oily body, thick on the palate. Overall, not bad. Solid work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, big thanks to the birthday boy for sharing this one ! Light black with a good sized tan head. Nose is dark malts, light soap, toffee, cocoa, molasses, liqourice. Taste follws, molasses, chocolate, light booze, wood and mineral notes in the background. Full bodied, oily, moderate carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2177) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to trade with ksurkin! Pours a hazy brownish-black with thin tan lace that sticks nicely. Atoms of slight bourbon, cocoa, coffee, hint of toasted marshmallow. Taste is a bittersweet chocolate covered marshmallow dusted in coffee. Hell yeah, find me more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6317) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Bruce on his 30th birthday. It pours very dark brown with small light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark caramel, light vanilla and coconut. The taste is chocolate, caramel, toffee, earth, wood, sharp alcohol kick, bourbon, faint coffee, roasted malt and vanilla with a boozy finish. Medium-full body and average carbonation. Nice flavour, but pretty rough around the edges.

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