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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 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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours a thick, viscous, dirty motor-oil black with a small tan head on top. Fair retention of the foam. Some light sticky globs hang around after each sip. Rich flavorful aromas of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee, bourbon - all enveloped in a sweet scent of fruit. There’s something about these big bold stouts/porters when they mix in fruit character that I really dig. Amazing feel as this viscous beer wraps up the palate in a wash of velvety goodness. Subtle carbonation, heavy feel. This is a sipper for sure. A wonderful treat to close out the night with. Big flavors of dark fruit - plum, fig, raisin. Sweetness pulls through with notes of vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar. Mild roasted quality helps bring this one around and prevents this from becoming a total sweet bomb. This was a really great beer, and a reminder why this is one of my most anticipated releases each year. Wasn’t a fan of the XXIII, so this was a pleasant treat. A wonderful marriage of dark fruits and dark chocolate in the form of a fantastic beer.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (1952) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of booze and bitter roast. Taste is roast, booze, dark fruit, dates and figs. Not for me

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (898) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
beige head leaves some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is boozy, cardamon, vanilla. taste like aroma with some coffee notes and a bitter aftertaste. the spice is overpowering, but still enjoyed it a lot, well executed imho, but one glass is enough. quite dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation. bottle 50cl

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (8333) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle, massive thanks to Endo - king of PDX for gifting me this one, split with Simon at 20MR 03/08/14. Mid black with a well appointed tan covering that just sits and watches and never wains, perfect retention - 5/5! Nose is malt forward, cocoa powder, liqourice, light mineral and spice, dark toffee. Taste is a full on chocolate malt shake, chocolate maltesers, faint liqourice, dark fruit vibes. Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth and massaging on the palate. Superb imperial porter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (394) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Draft pour at special brews. Pours black with a cappuccino tan head. Dark fruit aroma. A lot of cereal and dark fruit flavors, with some cocoa too. Forever lasting chocolate and dark fruit finish. Amazing beer here. Loved it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (525) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Going by memory but it was a big thick luscious brew with lots of chocolate and dark fruit characteristics. The bottle was two years old.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1369) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with a brown head and aroma of chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is of chocolate, alcohol, dark fruits, figs, and liquorice with a boozy finish. Delicious brew

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (860) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Tap at brewery. Dark pour with a big mocha head. Chocolate, vanilla, dried figs, raisin, caramel. Smooth creamy yet big body. A lot of flavor that last s long time in the mouth

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, sweet chocolate, dates, dry and bitter, roasted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1352) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Had this at a tap takeover, brewer was in the house and brought it as a specialty keg. Pours a dark black like oil, with tan head. Dark fruits, cocoa, and some barrel like notes on the nose; follows onto the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1266) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2014
bomber shared. another year another black butte...any complaints...never..dark brown pour with off white head. plenty of roasted malts and chocolate in the nose possibly dark fruits. the flavor outstanding as always..absolute nectar from the gods. another great job with the the roasted malts and dark fruits blend so well with the chocolate. jus incredible.


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