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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 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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (689) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle: pours dense chocolate brown, khaki dense ring that persists. Nose is pungent, chocolate nib, fig, raisin, vanilla, musty shoe leather on the nose. Herbal chocolate, roasted malts, and lots of dark fruit overtones on the finish. Boozy heat filters in there. Rich, thick palate adds to the depth of this beer. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle (bomber), courtesy of _angst_. Black with beige head. Spicy, roasted malt aroma, perfumy, notes of nutmeg. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoostIPA (1184) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Pours a thick black with no head. Aroma of chocolate bar, roast and some spice. Taste is a twangy hit of spicy ass juice. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle at "En liten provning hos larsniclas" hosted by Alex ( _angst_). Chocolate aroma, cocoa, nutmeg, cinnamon, tar, a bit too spicy. Spicy flavor, cinnamon, coriander, caramel, soap, roasted, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, floral notes. Too spicy.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsniclas (5522) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottled@alex Black with a beige head. Extremely spicy aroma; nutmeg and coriander in abundance in both aroma and flavour. Chocolate in the flavour with sourish notes. Too much spices.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle share with artmcd8. Poured black with fine beige head. Slight smokey choc aroma. Slighty bitter taste. Decent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1485) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Pours a dark brownish black. Light brown foam. The aroma of dark fruits and chocolate. Flavors of coffee with the same bitterness. Smooth oily feel with a slight dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
On tap at The Daily Pint. Opaque black with a thick mocha head and excellent lace. Big rich dark chocolate aromas with roasted coffee, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, mint and alcohol. Bittersweet dark chocolate flavors accompanied by roasted coffee, figs, molasses. Full body, moderate carbonation, Creamy smooth mouthfeel, warming alcohol, and a bittersweet finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2124) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Poured from a bomber deep dark color with a nice tan head strong fruit nose with some malty and chocolate, amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a medium dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of black chocolate notes with some light liquor notes with some dried fruits notes as well. Taste is also a mix between some dark black chocolate notes with some dried fruits notes and some light liquor notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very nice drink though a bit too much of the dried fruits notes.


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