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Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (288) - Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
A 1.5" creamy smooth medium khaki head settles to a solid whispy ring and thin islands over a black to deep mahogany body, the glass sporting thin delicate confetti lace all around

Well integrated components inspire some interesting dessert like interpretations, orange cream chocolates and derby pie consistently come to mind, luxuriously woodsy, smooth charred bourbon barrel, dates, chocolate, and a mysterious creamy mint nuance darts around in the shadows, all coalesce on a slick, creamy medium body, rich and satisfying, yet cut and approachable

22oz Best After July 2013 aged since release at 55-65º, served at 55º into Stölzle Weinland 15.5 oz water glass


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (2734) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle - Pours dark black with a thin tan head. Nose is boozy, with molasses and big dark malt. Taste is sweet, with brown sugar, molasses, and bourbony heat. Slick and fairly thick.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elwood (3216) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle via trade. It pours a viscous jet black with a large, dense, and lasting dark tan head. The nose is full of roasted malt and dried fruit. Rich and flavorful on the tongue. Notes of leather, tobacco, smoke, roasted malt, spicy hops, and dried stone fruit. Full bodied with lower carbonation and a lasting finish. Outstanding beverage that is holding up superbly.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2113) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Mildly Roasted Dark Chocolate Malts, Cocoa, Mildly Boozy T: Roasted Chocolate Malts, Cocoa, Mildly Boozy M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Roasty Overall, still solid, even though XXII is still the bomb.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (657) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Poured from tap to glass. Nice dark color with thick tan head. Aroma was huge malt, stone fruits, plum, figs, caramel, molases, chocolate. Pour was a bit cold, but as it warmed the aroma really started to explode. Taste was malty sweet up front with a nice bitterness from the roasted malt and great consistency. A bit ethanol at the end as the brew warmed up, but quite well rounded. Overall, a wonderful bomb of a beer. Super glad that I had the chance to try last year’s release available from the tap.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crispy34 (385) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Vertical bottle share. Aroma is booze with some dark malt and some oak. Appearance is dark. Taste is dark fruit that starts sweet that turns spicy and then finishes a dark dry. Overall, a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
650 ml bottle, thanks Jesse. Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, chocolate, biscuit and licorice. Rich flavour of roasted malts, burnt bread, grass, salt, palm, some soy sauce notes and wood. Nice bitterness too. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lingering bitter, rich and roasty finish. Great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2013
650ml bottle. Thanks Jesse!

Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma of roastiness, dark ripe fruits and berries, chocolate, syrup, wood and vanilla. Taste is strong, roasty and sweetish with notes of dark chocolate, hints of syrup, wood and vanilla. Finish is smooth, heavy and complex with notes of wood, vanilla, syrup, dark chocolate, roastiness and cocoa. Well balanced, tasty and complex imperial porter. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3383) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
Sampled from a 0.65l bottle @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. A deep dark almost black one with a nice deep brown sidesticking top. Lots of deep dark caramel sweetness in the nose, some spiciness also. I get thick chocolate, cocoa and roasted malts. So nice. It’s really smooth on the tongue this. A little bit of alcohol voice, dark malts with tarmac, dark fruits and roasted malts before I get hints of licorice and even a little bit of gunpowder in the finish and aftertaste. Yeah, this is just fantastic. 15.06.2013

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1752) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark black with brown head. Aroma is bourbon, dates, chocolate and soy sauce. Flavor matches aroma pretty well. Nice creamy beer, lots of bourbon on the tongue and booziness is great at the end.


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