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Deschutes Black Butte XXV

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

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Frydaddy's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frydaddy (24) - Vail, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2013
I love the fig notes that come out of the glass. Itís very think and has a taste that remains on the pallet. Itís best if you allow the beer to rise in temperature as the aromas will release fuller. I can also taste the carmel and chocolate. They seem to come out very strong remain on the tongue even after tasting. I think youíll be pleased with how this beer has turned out.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (618) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle from Moscow Wine Shop. Stored 3 years in basement. Aroma: Dark chocolate, tempered bourbon and vanilla, dark berry, dark cocoa and Italian roast coffee. Palate: Full-bodied that has lost most of itís baby fat. Flavor: Much like the nose. Comment: Rich yet the berries seem to lighten the body and adds interest so that it is not just a chocolate and coffee bomb. One of the best imperial porters.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Creme brule, toasted malt, booze, dark fruits, Adjunct: Strong caramel, rye, dark fruit, creme brule; thick, oily, and sticky; nicely done

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3430) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of coca powder. The flavor has bitter chocolate and roast malt. A bit of tartness with the sweetness reserved for the finish. Smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Dark beer with a big aroma of dried fruit and chocolate covered cherries. This is a big, complex beer with lots of chocolate, dried cherries, bourbon, wood, vanilla, molasses, and a warming cherry cordial finish. The ABV sneaks up on you. Very nice, full flavored dessert beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, fruit, malt, and chocolate. Flavor is vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, fruit, oak, and chocolate. Medium body. Nice, fairly long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (748) - BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2015
Black with small head. Leathery aroma, chocolate, plastic, roasted malts. Lightly sweet with bitter aftertaste, liquor, lastig warm aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2015
Pitch black body in the glass. Good sized head. Roasted malts, pretty good brew for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2015
22 oz all by myself. Pours out an opaque black with a tight sandy head. Aroma is heavy roast, dark fruit and cocoa. Flavor is full bodied and thick. The roastyness is pleasant and the cocoa gives it nice sweetness. The black currants definitely adds a very berry flavor throughout and ties it all together. I like

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1480) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2015
22oz bottle pours dark brown black with 2 finger tan head. Nose is rich roasty brownie dust, char, chocolate, dark fruit, plum, slight berry. Taste is similar with nice creamy palate, roasty chocolate and dark fruits with a slight fruity undertone balanced well. Finishes with some bourbony vanilla spice, dark fruit, touch of grape and plum, char chocolate and bakerís cocoa. Holding up well and pretty good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6582) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear black, medium tan head, slow to dissipate, good lacing. Aroma is roasty, hints of tartness, apparently from the berries? Oak tannins and a bit of cocoa, fruity for sure. Flavor is light sweet, hints of tartness, roast, berries. Not getting much bourbon influence here. Medium body.


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