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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: 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (16006) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle, massive thanks to Endo - king of PDX for gifting me this one, split with Simon at 20MR 03/08/14. Mid black with a well appointed tan covering that just sits and watches and never wains, perfect retention - 5/5! Nose is malt forward, cocoa powder, liqourice, light mineral and spice, dark toffee. Taste is a full on chocolate malt shake, chocolate maltesers, faint liqourice, dark fruit vibes. Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth and massaging on the palate. Superb imperial porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2499) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Draft pour at special brews. Pours black with a cappuccino tan head. Dark fruit aroma. A lot of cereal and dark fruit flavors, with some cocoa too. Forever lasting chocolate and dark fruit finish. Amazing beer here. Loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Going by memory but it was a big thick luscious brew with lots of chocolate and dark fruit characteristics. The bottle was two years old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1858) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with a brown head and aroma of chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is of chocolate, alcohol, dark fruits, figs, and liquorice with a boozy finish. Delicious brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Tap at brewery. Dark pour with a big mocha head. Chocolate, vanilla, dried figs, raisin, caramel. Smooth creamy yet big body. A lot of flavor that last s long time in the mouth

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, sweet chocolate, dates, dry and bitter, roasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2385) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Had this at a tap takeover, brewer was in the house and brought it as a specialty keg. Pours a dark black like oil, with tan head. Dark fruits, cocoa, and some barrel like notes on the nose; follows onto the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2075) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2014
bomber shared. another year another black butte...any complaints...never..dark brown pour with off white head. plenty of roasted malts and chocolate in the nose possibly dark fruits. the flavor outstanding as always..absolute nectar from the gods. another great job with the the roasted malts and dark fruits blend so well with the chocolate. jus incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1308) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle purchased in Nov 2012. Pours a deep thick black. Aroma is strong fruity, some dark chocolate and alcohol. Taste is sweet, and fruity, fig and date, chocolate, booze. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (1143) - , Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2014
900th rat!!! bottle from trade with budznsudz. this was not nearly as good as xx1 and xxv imo. nice brown black pour. aroma was still a little too much alchold (best by date was AFTER 2013). Taste was too much alcohol and astringent and over roasted. best part of beer was after taste. damn milestone ratings.

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