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Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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XXIV. 24 years after Black Butte Porter’s debut, our potent, layered, imperial tribute returns. As usual, it’s a jazz riff, guided by the brewer’s muse and the lure of exotic ingredients. Artisanal dark chocolate nibs. Daglet dates. Mission figs. It may, possibly, hopefully, be the best edition yet. But, as it should be, you’ll be the judge of that.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours black with a thin ring of tan foam and lacing that hangs on the glass. Aroma is licorice, black strap molasses, roast, and char. Taste is oak, dark roasty malts, light hops, black licorice, and dark caramel. This is more of a rich imperial stout than a porter. Really dense aroma and flavor that come together in a unique and beautiful fashion. Spectacular offering.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phildorsey (154) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2013
1pint 6oz. Bottle. Bought this beer is August of 2012...waited until now to rate. Pours think black with a lightly foamy brown head. Aroma is full with chocolate/coffee notes. Taste is somewhat bitter, as chocolate and coffee flavors dominate the top of my mouth. The thickness and creamy texture is long lasting and welcomed. Overall; excellant beer, just keep getting better year after year.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
22oz, black waxed bottle, via trade. pours a hazy, deep brown that sits almost black in the glass capped by a lively, dark khaki head that leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is excellent, certainly one of a kind, with huge notes of sweet, dried figs, candied dates, and licorice backed by cherry cola, dark chocolate, and fruitcake with subtle hints of winter spices, wet wood, and earth. flavor is wonderful as well and follows the aroma nicely with more sweet, dried figs, fig newtons, black cherries, heavy licorice, and ash backed by rich dark chocolate, dark rum, and a heavy dose of roast on the finish. palate is medium bodied and silky smooth with a touch of heat. overall, another wonderful edition of the black butte anniversary series.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Deschutes Black Butte XXIV 9/24/12 notes: bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasts with a fair degree of mixed dried fruit, fig is noticeable. Mouthfeel a touch light with mild effervescence. Flavor tempers Black Buttes ashy-roasty components with fruitiness, lightness. Always a treat, this year’s version doesn’t round out as nicely as I recall previous year’s batches.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1027) - Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Dark black. Thin head...alot of lacing. Roasted. Bourbon? Somewhat woody. Vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle @ home.... It pours piano clear black with a medium creamy bubbly tan head... very nice looking.... The aroma is very nice of chocolate, dark fruit and some coffee....The flavor is light spicy, chocolate, some coffee and dark fruit....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak woody hints. Roasted malty woody caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2380) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
deep dark brown pour, 1 finger head. Nose is HUGE on the licorice and chocolate. Chocolate, tobacco, smokiness and licorice. Very cheap burnt candies.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (700) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark color with a fine head. Strong alcohol taste and a little harsh in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
on Draft @ Nobi Public .. . deep brown black .. . great coco brown head .. . light chocolate, deep grounds, soil, and tar .. . abv is spot on .. . mild mouth, slick finish .. . . my cooking is fabulous, even the fire alarm is cheering me on!


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