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Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

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RATINGS: 294   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
maekchu (2061) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2012
On tap at PDX Brewery & Public House. Wow! Big nose of anise, dark chocolate, berries, and alc. fumes. Pitch black, great lacing. Wonderful dark chocolate cake flavors,with cherries and hints of strong roasted coffee beans. Also, a bit of phenolic burnt rubber taste. Smooth complex aftertaste. Heavy body, a bit of tickling carbonation. Creamy, brilliant complex flavors. The aftertaste goes on and on. Great!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2012
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla ice cream, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, figs, dates, and burnt toast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Beer pours very dark in the glass with a nice head. First thing to notice in the aroma is the sweetness. Probably from the figs they used. There is also some raisins. Taste is big. There is a uniqueness in the taste almost like a cough syrup but sweeter. Roasted fruits linger in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle shared with friends. Black creamy pour with low but good carbonation. Aroma has sweet hints of chocolate malt and cocoa nibs. Flavor is semi sweet with a somewhat dry finish. Not as complex as the previous batches but it’s still pretty tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Landmonger (156) - USA - AUG 25, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a stem glass, it pours black in color with a tan head, aroma is chocolate, malt and a fruity sweetness, the taste is chocolate, sweet, roasty malt and fruity palate is smooth, this is just a a great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (992) - Nevada, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Pours black with a tan foam that dies down to just lacings on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, and figs. This has a big dark fruit taste with a definite black malt bitterness. Full bodied with an unsweetened aftertaste. Alcohol does not dry the palate but compliments that flavor profile. Don’t know if this is the best edition yet, but I’ll keep a bottle for next year and see.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has figs, dates, chocolate, some hebal/vegetal notes. Taste is semi-sweet and quite bitter with more vegetal notes. I’m not diggin’ this but I would like to see how it ages.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cstuartj (963) - Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Deep obsidian black. Carmel cream head. Amazing nose rich in coffee, chocolate, plum. Smooth lusish mouth feel, light on the tongue, easy to drink. Yumm.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2012
This was absolutely fantastic. Dark and thick and chewy and without the coffee notes of the other versions. Definitely my favorite. Had on tap at Khoury’s. Will probably have to go buy a full bottle. The figs and dates, though not distinguishable individually to me, made for a tasty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Dark, dark pour w/ thin brown head. Big aromas of prunes, figs, coffee & creamy chocolate. Sweet flavors upfront of figs, brown sugar & dark cherries, followed closely by bitter espresso, dark chocolate & roast. The sweet & bitter notes inter-mingle wonderfully! Great brew.


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