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Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1608) - 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 (4793) - 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 (5075) - 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 (1806) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9522) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of mocha, coffee, dates, dark chocolate, fig, light bourbon and a hint of cherry. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, spice, roasted malt, dark fruit and light oak with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kimjongill (207) - - JUL 27, 2013
Stronger hop flavor than expected. Pine is present in flavor and nose. Pretty good taste to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1829) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bomber. Pours opaque black with a small foamy head that fades quickly to a bubbly ring. Big dark chocolate aroma with some maple, dark fruit, and sort of cookie sweetness. Taste is fairly sweet, very little bitterness. Nice dark chocolate flavor with some light roast and dark fruit. Not very complex but pretty tasty. Smooth finish, some tobacco too. Thin to medium body, silky and a little oily mouthfeel. A big tasty imperial porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6505) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear near black with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of raisin with sweet dark grains and a bit of chocolate. Flavor has a good amount of raisin and sweet dark grains with a backing note of sweet chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roonai (245) - - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle shared by deyholla. Pours near black w mahogany edges n a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Nose is rich brown sugar, maple n booze. Tase has more dark fruits come out w the fig n cherry. Tasty but not THAT unique


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