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Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

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


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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
Pours a solid darkest brown with coffee head that vanishes to a ring. Aroma is blunted by being poured too cold but notes of plum and fig are there along with a hint of black licorice. Taste is more cocoa, coffee with brown sugar. Slightly lactic. Alcohol well hidden. Finish is bitter, warming and tart. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (2566) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
Pours black with cocoa head. Aromas are sweet bourbon, vanilla and roasty notes....burnt sugar too. Sweet chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla flavours with a beautiful dark chocolate finish. Smooth and silky with a touch of carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (3091) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
Thanks, Steve (cards04). This was a robust tasty porter. Sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, malts, fruit. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6545) - Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2012
650ml bottle thanks to Ed
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized tan and good lacing
Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, dark fruit and chocolate
Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7956) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2012
650 ml thanks to Ed. Pours a dark black color with a medium beige head. A big roasted nose with dark fruit and oranges. Certainly a balanced big beer with oranges, cocoa, dark fruit, earthy figs, light vanilla. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2012
65cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, with dates and figs, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex sweet Porter, sweet/roasted and slightly fruity/spicy, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours thick and black with a big tan head. Nose is vanilla, chocolate, coffee, boozey, wood chips and almonds. Taste is sweet mostly with enough bitter to make the taste extraordinary. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, body is heavy and finish is long! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Chocolate, caramel, sweet aroma. Can smell a little alcohol. Sweet chocolate, roasted flavor; beneath that is some nice flavor from the dates, and substantial hop flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Hugely complex and harmonious blend of ingredients. Great musty, chocolaty, medium dry flavor with dark fruit notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Black with good (barrel-aged), creamy brown head / Rich, complex nose of whiskey barrel, chocolate, dark fruit, and licorice / Full body, chewy, some sweetness but hoppy, with excellent balance and a little heat on the bitter finish / Flavors of semisweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, bourbon barrel, licorice, fig, and date / Small deduction for the booze, but just superb.

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