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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: 334   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Thanks, Aaron! Served in a Deschutes tulip. Load of fig and dates in the nose. Chocolate more in the flavor. Slight roast. A bit hot. Chewy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2012
(bottle) black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, a little chemically. Flavor is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (750) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle brought home from the brewery by my friend Johnny. Aroma of chocolate nibs and coffee. Flavor is complex and includes the chocolate nibs, coffee, and dark fruit flavors. This one is definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (9023) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
On tap @ the brewpub in Bend. Opaque black-brown, with a finely bubbled brown head. Aromas of treacle, vanilla, coffee, and vague dark fruits. Richly flavoured, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dates, soft oaky undertones, nuances of raisins and a hint of aniseed. Outstanding, as usual.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4782) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, tannish head. The smell is baking chocolate, figs, burnt, toffee, malts, coffee, lots of coffee, and alcohol. The taste is malts, burnt, roast, fruits, real roast, alcohol, and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Black with a good sized tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, caramel. Taste is roasted, coffee, heavy molasses, figs, prune, light smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2012
It poured a black color with a nice tan head. The aroma was of dark chocolate, sweet cherry notes, a little vanilla, some licorice, toasted marshmallow and roast. The taste was sweet and rich, full bodied, some serious roasted marshmallow and dark bitter chocolate. Very well done, wish I had bought 2 bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3305) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Best after date 7/23/13. Pours a medium, well retained, mocha head, with some lacing, over a black (SRM 40) body....nose is coffee, chocolate, plum, Boveril.....taste is strong coffee, light chocolate, plum, fig, raisin, dates, finishing with a sweet bitter coffee bite.....mouth feel thick, chewy, creamy from carbonation, sticky, alcohol adds a light burn. This confection is rich, thick, complex in both aroma and flavor, and young. It is a too sugary sweet (?dates) and needs more time in the bottle to allow the tremendous forces that must have been used to blend and balance. My bad, in that I didn’t see the BAD until after opening, and alas, having to consume. Oh well, need to get another for aging. MOST IMPORTANT POINT IS THAT EVERYONE WHO HAS RATED A BOTTLE OF IT, SO FAR, DID A BEER TOO YOUNG ACCORDING TO THE BREWER. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 Had with an XXV, black pour with a ring of tan head. Big aroma of licorice and chocolate, taste is lots of licorice and malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
On tap. Black with a thin fizzy off white head. Cola, cherry, orange, black licorice and chocolate aroma and taste with a creamy palate and a bitter dark chocolate finish. Interesting, complex, and well done.

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