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Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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XXIV. 24 years after Black Butte Porterís debut, our potent, layered, imperial tribute returns. As usual, itís a jazz riff, guided by the brewerís 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, youíll be the judge of that.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (2793) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Taster at Standard Market. Dang, I missed the fact that Standard was having a Deschutes tap takeover Monday, But I just happened to walk in and find this retired beauty on tap, which I got to side-by-side with the XXV. This one has a heady smell of cocoa and stewed figs. Looks solid black, but then you notice the faint brown highlights along the sides. Taste is dark and a bit grainy, but not highly roasted. Has a slight bourbon note, even though I believe this is not BBA. Carries a light fizz that makes it a great alcohol delivery system. Picks up a little more Kahlua note toward the end.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1595) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Had this on tap at Iron Barley in St. Louis. Very smooth. Very nice. Pours black. Toffee roast chocolate. Slightly sweet. Somewhat alcoholic. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1170) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
A- pours an opaque cola brown with a light tan head. S- strong roasted malts, dates, marshmallow, pungent licorice, chocolate, grains, molasses, toffee, mincemeat spices, earth and vegetables. M- smooth and oily palate with a medium to heavy body. Carbonation is good and sufficient. T- alcohol, grains, graham crackers to start. Rich licorice, molasses, chocolate, cola, malts and some hop notes in the middle. Ending is long with a nice hop bite and chocolate, alcohol, rhubarb, tobacco and vegetables.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle @ Deanís Birthday tasting, thnx to Bytemesis for shipping this. Pours a pitch black beer with a thick beige head on top. Aroma is heavily coffee, caramel, herbal, rosemary, dark chocolate and slight boozy and smokey. Flavour is quite sweet and herbal, full on the coffee and it has a thick, creamy mouthfeel. Awesome brew, very well balanced and nice complexity to it. Great!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4258) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle at Deanís Birthday Tasting, August 2013. Bottle courtesy of MrHangover. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is rich malty fruit and alcoholic. The flavour is rich alcoholic,with roasted malt and lots of liqourice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1624) - AUSTRIA - AUG 23, 2013
Bug thanks to Mr.Hangover. Black as black can be, with no lace, beige, head. Deep smell of liquorish, roast, berry, plum, prune, spices and rosemary. Medium to full frothy body. Tastes of roasted malt, ash and a bitter finish. Dark chocolate with an slightly strong alcohol finish. I wish it was better but too strong and ashy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4950) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle shared at Deanís birthday tasting big thanks to Mrhangover. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma is surprisingly herbal up front, with nettles, toffee, roast, dark chocolate, coffee, rosemary. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
66cl bottle shared, courtesy of MrHangover @ Deanís Birthday tasting. thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely brew. very smooth. A lovely beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Thanks mrhangover! Pours dark brown. Aroma is spicy, chocolate and red fruits. Taste is moderate sweet. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1871) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2013
On draft at PDX brewpub for OBF. Vinous and viscous. Coffee mixed with barrel. Lots of alcohol with a slight burn. Glad I tried it but Iím hoping the bottles will mellow with some time.


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