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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: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4870) - 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

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1399) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Deliciously roasty; coffee, chocolate, mild peppers(?!), a kiss of sweetness. Mature and refined. Drink it fresh ladies & gents.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuff_Links (40) - - JAN 5, 2013
On draft. Pours a deep black color with beige head. Dark chocolate, roasty, sweet, fig aromas. Lots and lots of alcohol, and I personally do not like the taste of alcohol in my beer. Not bad, but not one of my favorite imperial porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2691) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for the bottle. Pours a black color with a small beige head. Dark chocolate, roasty, sweet, fig aromas. Thick chocolate syrup, molasses flavors with a touch of alcohol. Not bad, but not one of my favorite imperial porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Almost stout like. Pours ruby black without froth, but not as syrupy as a stout. Sweetness pervades flavor, with some fruit discernible. ABV fairly but not completely hidden. Good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle shared at Chad’s birthday. Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is molasses, brown sugar, and plums. Taste is alcohol, more molasses, chocolate, and baking spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stizz19 (64) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
Smells very good on the nose, taste is potent. The figs and dates are apparent. Bought 2 of these so Ican age one for a year. Love this stuff... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davey101 (746) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 25, 2012
22 oz black waxed bomber into a Bolt Cutter glass. Best after: 07/23/13. Thanks Steimie! A - Pours a pitch black body. Just a slight bit of light makes it through the edges to show a dark brown color. Short lasting two fingers of khaki foam. Decent lacing and retention. S - Super smokey malts. Burnt caramel, savory black peppercorns, herbal licorice, sweet dark chocolate and loads of figs and dates. Its like a fig newton was dropped into a smoked porter. Insanely complex and unique. T - Roasted malts lead into an interesting plethora of flavors that weave in and out of savory and sweet. Caramel, brown sugar, peat, black pepper, dark chocolate and rich figs. Aftertaste of char. Taste is phenomenal and just all over the place. M - Alcohol heat is present but welcome. Medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation. O - A bit confusing and overwhelming but very tasty and unique. Would certainly be interested in seeing how it turns out after the "Best After" date.

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