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Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 316   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1364) - Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Dark black. Thin head...alot of lacing. Roasted. Bourbon? Somewhat woody. Vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2066) - 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....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19128) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3521) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1177) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6764) - .....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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Right on for the style here, and an awesome interpretation. Rich black pour, small beige head. Nose and flavor bring chocolate, espresso, hints of dark fruit. Smooth, complex. Beautiful stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17896) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
9th February 2013
Bruce’s Birthday Bash at the Craft Clerkenwell. What a haul from Birthday boy - outstanding! Opaque black - brown beer, little pale tan head. Palate is light and crisp. Mild minerals. Slightly sweet dark chocolate. Touch of licorice. Smooth sweet finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (2019) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a dark tan head..Nose is boozy,plum,fig,sweet,wood,dark fruit..Taste is fig,dark fruit,boozy,dry,wood,nutty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
22 oz. bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip. A: Pours a blackish color with brown highlights. A light khaki head. Recedes to a thin cap. Some splotchy lace is left down the glass. S: Oaky with some light roasty malts. C hocolate withe some figs and dark fruit flavors. Light boozy notes. T: Even more oaky than the nose suggests. Dark chocolate with a some roasted malts and brown sugar sweetness. Raisins and figs. Boozy sweetness on the backend, but not too hot. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet and roasty finish. O: This was too oaky at this point. Hopefully some time will blend the beer together a little better. Serving type: bottle

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