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Deschutes Black Butte XXV

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
Overall, pretty good right now. Lots of cocoa and some fruit, oak and vanilla too. I think the beer is a little hot right now, and I canít wait to see how it ages.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westchesterco (831) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2014
On draft at congregation ale house. It is acdark brown with a slight head. The aroma is licorice chocolate and Bourbon. The taste is lblack.licorice and malt that lingers on the palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3028) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2014
On draft at the Congregation in Pasadena. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of licorice and leather. Flavors of oak and figs. Smooth creamy finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4277) - Utah, USA - APR 18, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at the state store
Dark brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, vanilla, molasses and chocolate. Flavors of vanilla, roasted malts, leather and dart fruit
Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (390) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a dark chestnut brown with a frothy head the color of coffee ice cream. The liquid looked almost viscussy coming out of the bottle. Aroma of currents, malt and other dark fruits. The flavor seems to change a bit with each sip. The first was almost sour but quickly melted into a nice chocolate and coffee finish. The next sip was deep and dark, with flavors of molasses and honey around the edges. The beer is surprisingly smooth in the mouth, and has only a bit of alcohol to it. This beer doesnít leave the best aftertaste in the mouth after you have swallowed, but I guess that just means its time to put some more beer in the mouth, right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (5613) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, coconut, wood, bourbon, vanilla, figs, banana. Flavor is malty, caramel, coffee, nice balaned bourbon and oak, vanilla, sweet dark fruit, figs, raisins, banana, light alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation. 110414

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (635) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Dark brown, almost pitch black, small tan head, great lacing. Aroma, malty, roasted notes, coconut, banana, chocolate, raisin, bourbon notes, dark fruits, . Taste, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, figs, coconut, cocoa, light fruit notes. Really dry mouth feel. Bitter aftertaste, with roasted notes, chocolate, dark fruits, alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chinchill (1617) - South Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2014
Dark red-brown clear but near opaque.thin head. Moderate level of BBL effect. Wonderful aroma is fruity with bourbon and a hint of sherry. Rich flavor adds dates and a bit of berry flavor. Medium-full body with appropriate light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Shared by Taylor McKinney. Rich and dark pour with a lacing tan head. Very dense and rich pour, dark and dried fruits with some booze, wood, and Bourbon. Flavor shows some sherryish notes and lots of dark fruit, very raisiny. Medium full body with a coating palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1507) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a jet black colored body with a fingerís worth of off-white / maybe closer to a tan colored head, lacing speckles and clings in a messy sort of way. The smell had Bourbon up front but not as strong as expected (actually thought this would be boozier), but Iím not complaining, some raisins, chocolate, cinnamon, molasses, vanilla, a little bit of fig and some cherries. The taste had a spicy Bourbon sweet hotness (not sure how else to say it), and the rest of the aromas previously mentioned come out in the flavor, no aftertaste whatsoever, dry finish. On the palate, she sat a medium to heavy, not exactly sessionable (I wanna sip this the more I taste it), fairly hot. Overall, holy moley, this is a superb American Porter, I might have to grab another just to let it sit until its suggested drinking date.

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