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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: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkeh (409) - Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2014
What a lusciois beer. Pour is thick and black with a tan head. Dissipates to a thin sheet of tiny bubbles. Alcohol legs are present. Aroma is dark fruits, cherries, chocolate, oak, vanilla. Taste is similar, with lots and lots of dark fruit. Body is full, finish is dry. Beer is fantastic. Merry Christmas!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Dark hue with thick creamy brown head that lingered. Aroma is toffee, huge chocolate, figs, caramel. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout but not cloying and a slightly astringent bitterness following. Overall this beer is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Raisin, coffee/cocoa malt aroma. Some fruity hops. Probably some fruit from the black currant; a little tart. Really fruity flavor. Sweet, with some tartness. Roasted malt. Bourbon flavor; in the background, but definitely there. Raisin-like finish. Moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1558) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Aroma of coffee, malt, chocolate and dried fruit. Pours a clear black without much head. Wonderful taste of chocolate, coffee, malt and alcohol. Creamy feel with an alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (627) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Yummy delicious porter--one of the best I’ve tried. Great Bourbon understated aroma. Chocolate and coffee notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1565) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
poured from a bottle. Medium brown color, small off white head. Sweet bourbon and malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet bourbon malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4900) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
Meilleure après le 06.10.14. Profondément ténébreuse. Mousse beige riche qui génère une dentelle bien épaisse. Vibrante barrique, petits fruits foncés, légère acidité, chocolat, mélasse, cuir, tabac, figues (ou autre chose qui partage les mêmes molécules) et raisins parfument avec impérialisme mes narines qui sont bien heureuses. En bouche, un bourbon qui prend une ampleur boisée et plutôt aigre : mais est-ce ici l’évolution du travail des fruits? Ceci dit, la concoction reste bien maltée, riche en chocolat, fruitée par sa mélasse et amère par ses céréales bien travaillées. En bouche, un corps des plus costauds avec un pétillement plutôt faible et une texture huileuse. En finale, une avancée des fruits aigres avec une touche de lactose(?) et de bourbon boisé à travers la poussée de sucres résiduels plutôt raisonnables ou raisonnés.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2936) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma of chocolate and dark fruit with vanilla. Fruity as well. Sour notes in the mouth with a pleasant chocolate and vanilla in the back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (9481) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a very dark brown with medium frothy tan head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong cocoa, dark fruits, currants. Medium mouth, nice roast, dark chocolate, cocoa, lingering dryness. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
bottle in a trade, shared with a friend. poured a dark brown black colour with a nice mocha head. chocolate, oak, vanilla, liqorice, figs, bourbon, sweet red fruits, figs covered in chocolate, caramel, pretty complex mouthfeel. only "bad" part is that there is a small unpleasant finish in the back in the aftertaste, maybe of some used fruit. earth, but really delicious!

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