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Deschutes Black Butte XXV

Formerly brewed at Deschutes Brewery
Style: Imperial Porter
Bend, Oregon USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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Dates, figs and chocolate. Black currants, barrel-aged in bourbon casks. The result is an Imperial Porter with a tart berry and chocolate aroma with luscious layers of dried fruit, oak and vanilla. A fitting tribute to the 25th Anniversary of our flagship beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2854) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
One of my favorite series that I have lucked into maintaining. A little sweet and syrupy. Some roasty malt and chocolate. Plum prune and light soy sauce aromas. Much of the same in the flavor. Finish is bright and fruity with lots of prune. Good desert sipping beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joeneugs (3979) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
22 oz. bottle. It ours a dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma is very interesting with fudge, roasted malt, a touch of marshmallow sweetness and background notes of dates and fig especially as it warms. The flavor is much more fruit forward with big time currant, fig and dates, a little roast and dark chocolate with very subtle hints of bourbon. Very rich on the palate with a great roasted, slightly fruity tart finish. Awesome stuff. I’ll be sticking up on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2013) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle at Theis. Dark brown close to black with a large off white good lasting and lacing head. Roasted malt, coffee, warming, charcoal, light meaty smoke. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Medium/heavy sweet and medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle at Theis. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, licorice and smoke. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops and smoke. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14290) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at home. Black - big brown head. Chocolate, light to medium bourbon, vanilla, light tobacco, dark berries, light fig notes, light body, light malty, ok bitterness,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3435) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at Theis LA-box tasting. Pours an opaque black with a small beige head. Sweet and peppery with aromas of vanilla and hints of band aid.Notes of coco nut with hints of banana. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry and sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3333) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Draft sample at Papago. Jet black pour, pretty silky with not much of a head. Aroma was pretty boozy but also some roasted malt and dark fruit. The flavor brings in some wood, vanilla, brown sugar and burnt malt. Good with a lot going on.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (841) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle pours reddish black with soapy tan head. Chocolate, roast, vanilla, coffee. Moderately bitter and sweet. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mililani (24) - - NOV 21, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Wow. I was never a fan of the Black Butte Porter. I thought many regular stouts I buy, such as TJ Oatmeal Stout, have a much more complex taste for the same ABV. This, on the other hand, knocked my socks off. Soooo delicious. You can taste the complexity of flavors: the chocolate, the dates and figs, the bourbon from the aged barrels. Simply awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maley1 (871) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
On draft. Black pour with small frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, bourbon and ripe fruit. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, black currants and slight tart cherry. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, and perfectly balanced. Absolutely brilliant beer!

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