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Deschutes Black Butte XXIII

Formerly brewed at Deschutes Brewery
Style: Imperial Porter
Bend, Oregon USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43244) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG11.

Clear dark brown black colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, cacao. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, chocolate, malt bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110820]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (39970) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and chocolate. Smooth chocolate note. Light minerals note, thick chocolate and mixed vanilla and dark roasted malty. Lingering dark chocolate and dense caramelish into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34004) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottled. A black beer with a dark brown beer with a alcohol, roasted malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with roasted malt, alcohol, and wood, leading to a dry roasted and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and dried fruits with notes of liquorice, port wine and roasted bread. Sweet and roasted flavour of oak, dried fruits and dark chocolate with notes of hops. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Pours an opaque black with a creamy light brown head. Sweet vanillaish aroma with quite some licorice all-sorts from the Bourbon battels. Medium body, very smooth mouthfeel, sweet roastiness the American way, a ton og vanilla but still in balance and never cloying. Roasty finish. 030312

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Courtesy of beeranddogs. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with weak hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18074) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 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. (April 2013, Score: 4.0)

Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014 London Sunday Tasting. Pours clear brown with a foamy tan head. The nose holds old chocolate, bread, ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with slight oxidation, earth, char, strong roast, burnt sugars. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with sturdy bitter charred grains, roasted malts, dried blackberries. Not bad. (August 2014, Score: 3.5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (17304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Roasted ash aroma, chilli, soot, fruity, caramel, raisins, floral, citrus, licorice. Malty roasted flavor, nutty, caramel, nutcreme, caramel, spicy notes, raisins, toffee, floral notes. Roasted chocolate finish with cocoa and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16931) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle at Deeblo 30 th birthday. Black beer yep its an impy stout. bit hot alcohol some choc. too hot

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