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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: 339   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/27/15] Draught at Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma is a bit spicy, with lots of dates and some chocolate. Sweet flavor with dark fruits, chocolate, and a spicy and slightly alcoholic finish. Quite full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
does being broke and dragging a beer from the cellar give rating boost? I bow to you experts, critics and such. Damn! I enjoyed this. I have another one left that I hope is as excellent. The poetic comments of others? I double down on verbiage for the win.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1710) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle from trade with xscottyp, cheers buddy! Pitch black, brown head. Aroma: dried fruit, toffee, licorice. Taste: salty licorice, toffee, fruity, some kind of cookie, caramel, light spice, light roast, dried fruit, mochaccino. Full-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2015
This was the big beer stout that I was expecting. Has a hint of autolysis, old hops, bitter. Chocolate syrup. Bitter malts in the flavor. More chocolate syrup in flavor again. Maybe I get some light spices coming out. After this one I stopped rating, they were way more similar than different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dslam (103) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured from a 6 oz bottle. Dark to the pour with a lot of beige head. Aroma of liquorice and malts. Beautifully balanced taste of liquorice, bitterness of alcohol and chocolate malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pictoman (933) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle [best after 07/23/2013]. Jet black with beige head. Wood and licorice with mild chocolate and roast malt. Medium body, a bit of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
furthur (903) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Finally getting to this. Thought I’d do it as a vertical, but Christmas Eve is good too. Bottle, black and thick, skiff of foam, decent lacing. Aroma is raisin, molasses, roasted malt and chocolate, cherries, a bit of alcohol. I could just huff this all day. Taste is raisin and plumb, dates, molases, cherries, anise, angelica, cinnamon, coffee. Long, dry finish of citrus rind. Palate is thick, but not as syrupy as many in this class, carbonation subdued. Extraordinary!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
bottle, great beer, dark pour, full mouthfeel. big flavors of chocolate, dsrk fruits, figs, dates, multiple flavor levels that meld together smoothly. very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Black in colour with a thin lasting tan head, light lacing. Aroma is of bananas, dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar. Flavour is of chocolate, burnt malts, roasty, dark fruits, smoke. Warming mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, roasty, sweet and quite warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3455) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2014
From Let’s Pour R.I.P. Black pour with a fleeting tan head. Aroma of molasses and cocoa. The flavor is slightly sweet with bitter roast malts balancing out the sweetness. Smooth cocoa throughout. Nice sipper.

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