XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ON TAP at St. Augustine’s Vancouver. Sweet malty milf, I almost dropped a load hearing I could have this on tap here. Absolute blackest brown with a sad skiff of what might’ve been a good "cum dumpster, fake tan" cap. Aroma of over ripe dark fruit and chocolate, spruce. Taste is similar, but more alcohol forward. Not in a bad way though. As much as this is a sipper, its exactly what you’d expect from it.
TheEpeeist (3524) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
PotjeBier (1986) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Gription79 (2572) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tricyclist (1030) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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...
sonnycheeba (4202) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BeerandBlues2 (10715) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
markwise (4664) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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phallpdx (1) - Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A fantastic addition to the long line of BBP anniversary greats. Smooth, complex, delicious beer.
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