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Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

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RATINGS: 282   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pdx76 (504) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On draught at lucky lab big beer festival - pours dark brown with sustaining medium tan head. Nose of brown sugar, caramel, and malt. Complex taste of plums, malt, sweet caramel, and yeast. Very nice dessert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (2989) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours a warm, deep sable with a yellowish tan head. Strong aroma has roast malt, caramel and toffee notes. Flavor delights with caramel, coffee and fruity notes, no doubt from the figs and dates. Thick, heavy and fairly fizzy texture leaves a sweet, caramel and fruity finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Landmonger (153) - USA - AUG 25, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a stem glass, it pours black in color with a tan head, aroma is chocolate, malt and a fruity sweetness, the taste is chocolate, sweet, roasty malt and fruity palate is smooth, this is just a a great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pours dark brown-black with a light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, raisins, bourbon, figs, vanilla, and earth. Flavor is equally multi-faceted with dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, lots of raisin, fig, wood and earthy bitterness. Finishes slightly drying and more bitter but there’s still plenty of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit flavor. Full bodied, nicely carbonated and low heat presence make this a joy to drink. Love it!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
symmetric (51) - - OCT 9, 2012
Cherry, dark fruits, roasted malt, chocolate, and slight hint of cream soda on the nose. Thick black pour, with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. The figs really come through on the pallette, with a rich, sweet onset, which blends into a chocolatey bitter finish. As it warms up to room temperature, the bitter, chocolate flavours come to the fore. Satisfying pallette, very slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Overall, an incredible beer, easily the best porter I have yet tasted, and on a par with the best dark beers around.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
2012 Sammy Grey Cup tasting. Very dark brown. Light brown head. Great aroma of booze and dark fruit. Beer gives you a spirit like breath. Body is so delicate. Flavour of delicate tobacco, molasses, booze and dark fruit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkbachman (179) - - DEC 17, 2012
Strong dark chocolate aroma with some fruity esters of plum. Surprisingly smooth at first. High fruity eater profile with an aftertaste of coffee, dark chocolate, raisins and dates. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a light mocha, nitrogen-like foamy head. Vanilla and coconut dominate the aromas. Some dark roast malt is in the background. The mouthfeel is quite pleasant. Creamy, thick, and just enough carbonation for balance. Chocolate and coconut flavors present first. Some coffee emerges in the middle. Sweet coconut and brown sugar at the finish. This is a lovely imperial stout. No alcohol flavor or warmth noted at all.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
A - Dark black with a bit of brown and a thin finger of frothy khaki-chocolate head. Fades normal. S - Roasted dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, coffee, cocoa nibs, figs, dates, raisins, and other dark fruits, vanilla, and some booze. T - Dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, roasted coffee, cocoa nibs, figs, date, raisins, and other dark fruits, vanilla, and some booze. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a touch thick with a sweet, warming, and a bit bitter. D - Fantastic imperial porter. Great balance and mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Mildly Roasted Dark Chocolate Malts, Cocoa, Mildly Boozy T: Roasted Chocolate Malts, Cocoa, Mildly Boozy M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Roasty Overall, still solid, even though XXII is still the bomb.


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