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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: 339   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130223]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and coffee and herbal bitter toasted malty. Dry herbal, bitter and light spiced. Chocolate and toasted dark malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak woody hints. Roasted malty woody caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
9th February 2013
Bruce’s Birthday Bash at the Craft Clerkenwell. What a haul from Birthday boy - outstanding! Opaque black - brown beer, little pale tan head. Palate is light and crisp. Mild minerals. Slightly sweet dark chocolate. Touch of licorice. Smooth sweet finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
bottle at home ... deepblack ... thin tan head .. soft roast malts ... light vanilla ... big dates nose.... sweet chocolate orast ... dark malts .. deep rich and smooth ... tiny mushroom umami hint ... rich sweet dark roast ... big chocolate ... rich fruits ... nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Dark maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of plums, dark fruit, subtle port. Taste is roasty and fruity coffee. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013
2013-02-23, bottle from Whole Foods Henderson, NV, 7-4-8-3-15=37
Black color, with medium sized beige head. The aroma of roasted malt is quite mild, with hints of liquorice, and herbal Italian digestive. Good body structure, and good chocolate flavor, with a moderate minty/herbal touch.

2013-01-22, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Black color with creamy head, nice lace. Aroma of roasted malts, some wood, some vanilla, some sourness, and a hint of coffee and liquorice. Good body strength, with a good dark chocolate flavor, and a light sour and fruity touch, also some vanilla and very light tobacco; correct bitterness, with some hidden hop qualities; in the final there is a light impression of liquorice.
Very good, fresh, dynamic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Big thanks to the birthday boy! Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Burnt sugar on the nose, lots of roast, charred malts and raisins. Medium to big sweet flavor with some earthy bitterness, burnt wood, chocolate syrup. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Bitter earth to finish, more burnt wood, dark chocolate, baking cocoa, burnt sugars more generally. Rich, lasting dark chocolate. Good bitterness to off-set the sugary chocolate. Big hitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2016 Rerate. Bottle at Happy New Beer in Sätila 160116. Black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted malty caramel aroma, spicy, chocolate, coffee notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, spicy, rye bread, fruity notes, some cinnamon. Fresh complex beer. Old rating: 2.8. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle at Deeblo 30 th birthday. Black beer boozy aroma boozy impy choc sponge stout fine. pretty good but boozy

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