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Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3332) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a smattering of tan bubbles. Nose is fig, caramel, chocolate, dates and vanilla. Rich and silky medium body with a buzz. Taste features that wonderful fig and date combo, the chocolate adds a bitter note to balance the fruit and malt. Slight coffee linger, quite tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (1666) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2013
On tap @ 38 Degrees Alehouse. Black color. Aroma’s: chocolate, sweet fruit, roast. Flavor: medium sweet, medium bitter, chocolatey. Medium bodied. Finishes strongly roasted & bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2255) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks Ed. I love this beer, rich chocolate, roasted malts, fruity, woody, coffee, vanilla, bourbon. The finish is fairly dry(considering the abv) making this a nice drinking beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roast malt, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and booze. Flavor is lots of sweet malt, very rich. Lots of chcoolate, roast malt, some licorice, dark fruit, anise, lingering woody notes.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (723) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Sample pour of deep dark, thin liquid with a super thin head. Nose is sweet and smooth, caramel and light roasted malt. Flavor is exactly opposite, with sharp warming alcohol, full roasted malt. Lightly sweetened with caramel and toffee. Really a nice transition. Smooth medium body, and quite drinkable, but the alcohol isn’t hidden. Nice...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3510) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thick, frothy tan head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted and caramel malts, dates, raisins, and some spice. Flavor is roast malt, floral hops, coffee, chocolate, raisins, and light woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is prunes, plums, raisins, and figs with roast and chocolate malt, earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is dark malt, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
22oz bottle courtesy of dcschiller. Cheers, Dave! Pours a deep porter brown with a tab head. Nose is roast, light chocolate, and big dates and figs. Flavor is slight chocolate with dates and figs, lots of figs, huge figs, and more figs. It's good, but fruity and figgy- more so than most other incarnations of black butte. Light to medium in body and interesting overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phallpdx (1) - Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2013 does not count
A fantastic addition to the long line of BBP anniversary greats. Smooth, complex, delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1274) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle from Dak split with my brother. Pours near black with a dark tan head. Big, roasted malt aroma. Big sweet, roasted, spicy, bready. A bit too big, but nicely decadent.


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