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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: 337   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.

BHeart's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BHeart (72) - - SEP 2, 2012
Delicious. Dark, notes of booze, bourbon, raisin, brandy?, toffee. Strong, rich, thick, ideal as an imperial porter. Prob the only "porter" to rival the victory at sea. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6526) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle shared at Chris and Ruth’s pre GBBF shindig; dark brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has roast malts, taste has bourbon, dark fruits, some roast, chocolate, liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF Shindig, 2016 (Sunday sesh.). Black pour with a beige head. Raisin, chocolate, licorice, cocoa aroma. Flavours of raisin, toffee, walnut, caramel, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate. Smoky-sweet finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (16468) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
Pre-gbbf-shinding. Dunkel orange braunes Bier mit mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach minze, dunkles malz, Lakritze, wenig schokoladig. Geschmack süß Röstmalzig, minze, viel Lakritze, schokoladig, gut!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4525) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Uber Tavern, Seattle. February 2013 keg. Heavy brown, not quite black, small soapy tan foam. Sweet, boozy, raisin and fig aroma. Sweet and robust, cherry, chocolate, ruddy malt. Rich age, balanced alcohol, still fairly sharp. Tasty, rich beer. Nicely aged.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2797) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2016
On tap at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA. Opaque, near black with atanh excellent lacing. Aroma of figs, dates, prunes, cocoa, roasted malt, cinnamon, molasses, licorice, chocolate and toffee. Taste of molasses, licorice, dates, prunes, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, figs, cinnamon and whiskey. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1784) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Draught at Rose and Crown in Palo Alto as part of SF Beer Week and an aged beer special. Beautiful deep brown with massive deep brown, oily head. Anise and dark fruit. Slight funk and a little medicine. Very nice after 4 years of aging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (436) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
Bomber sample- appearance is typical dark porter , small beige head. Nose- meaty figs are predominant. taste- again a meaty earthy mix of burnt sugars, dark fruits, mineral, chocolate and anise. Finish is where the barrel notes come out, with a dryer wood note to level off the weight of the dark fruits and sugars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Pours a jet black with a thin beige head that doesn’t last long. Aroma is fig, dates, molasses and roasted malts with just a hint of char. The char is much more pronounced in the flavor. There’s also some slightly burnt chocolate with a bitter finish. Medium/full body with nice carbonation. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3419) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 January 16, 2016. Bottle, shared by tkrjukoff, thanks!
Black with a minimal brown head. Aroma is dark rye bread, toffee, dated, prunes, hints of vanilla. Taste is sweet malty, bready, roasted bitter. Finish is bitter roasted chocolate on top on a sweet dates, caramel and vanilla notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (799) - SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
A: Pitch black with a fast dissapearing head. N: Coffee, apricot, Rye whisky, liqourice T: Coffee, cinnamon, plum O: Very nice balanced beer! I love it!

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