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Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

 (RETIRED)
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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


TheEpeeist's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a smattering of tan bubbles. Nose is fig, caramel, chocolate, dates and vanilla. Rich and silky medium body with a buzz. Taste features that wonderful fig and date combo, the chocolate adds a bitter note to balance the fruit and malt. Slight coffee linger, quite tasty.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1316) - 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 (758) - 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 (1440) - 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 (1222) - 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 (1190) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (793) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle purchased in Nov 2012. Pours a deep thick black. Aroma is strong fruity, some dark chocolate and alcohol. Taste is sweet, and fruity, fig and date, chocolate, booze. Delicious.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (934) - , Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2014
900th rat!!! bottle from trade with budznsudz. this was not nearly as good as xx1 and xxv imo. nice brown black pour. aroma was still a little too much alchold (best by date was AFTER 2013). Taste was too much alcohol and astringent and over roasted. best part of beer was after taste. damn milestone ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RussianDragon (293) - - APR 27, 2014
Thanks huhzubendah for sharing! Pours an opaque black with fading bone white head. Lacing is spotty. Aroma is massive: figs, chocolate, cherries, cinnamon, and a slight citrus note. Flavor is same with coconut and spicy complexity. Great all around, but I’m really nonplussed with the "natural flavors added".

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1653) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
Cumming GA Tasting. Group trade bottle. Spicy cinnamon, anise, dark chocolate, some dark fruits, thick molasses. This was a nice brew, but the hint of anise and overwhelming cinnamon were a bit too much for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Forsyth County Bumble Tasting. Pours darkest brown with thin tan head. Cinnamon, molasses, and maybe a little chocolate. Sweet and spicy throughout. Thick(ish) and bubbly. Bottle - Shared at Tasting


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