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Deschutes Black Butte XXV

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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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.


DTM's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
On tap at the DBS. Pours a dark brown and smells of dark fruits. Tastes of figs and chocolate. Just the right amount of bitter. Well made full bodied beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2600) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle, Patiently enjoyed 2 months beyond the ‘best after’ date. A finger of creamy beige head atop a dark brown body… looks fantastic in my new Deschutes teku. At first, the nose resembles Abyss, but sweeter. A sugary-sweet, molasses, berries, and chocolate. Heavy roast in the taste, oak, cocoa, and currants. Picking up a little anise too. Good stuff, very rich. Thanks Jeremy for sending this over.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (887) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Phenomenal imperial porter. Aroma of bourbon and chocolate. Thick and very dark in appearance. Heavy and oily palate. Carbonation was solid. Flavors of bourbon, oak, chocolate, roasted malts and currant. Definitely a sipper and I hope they choose to revisit this again someday.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oly (35) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Poured from a bomber on 8/3/14, about 2 months after the suggested drink date on the bottle. Aroma and taste were dominated by the fruit (currant and fig), although molasses, chocolate, oak, and vanilla were all in there. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2030) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
22oz black waxed bomber via trade with PeterHazleton. Poured dark brown/almost black with a small foamy khaki colored head. Aroma is super boozy. Notes of dark fruit, dark chocolate, bourbon, and oak. Taste mimics the nose, but finishes with notes of sweet caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (135) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2014
22 oz bottle pours dark brown with a minimal head. Aroma is roasty, fruity and boozy. Taste is dark chocolate, molasses, bourbon, oak, burnt toast some hints of fruits I cant put my finger on. Very good beer. Finishes smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9654) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, black currants and a hint of coffee. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, black currants, oak and earthiness with a smooth lingering earthy black currant finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle at DMac’s Pours dark brown/tan head. Nose/taste of black currant, oak, fig, cocoa, roast chocolate, bourbon and dates. Full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3983) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bomber shared by Ed5388. Poured a silky deep black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, burnt toast, hint of dark chocolate, chocolate pudding skin, alcohol. Nice body, smoother, softer carbonation. Flavor is the same as the aroma with a touch of vanilla and burnt oranges.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Ed538888888888 shared this nice 22oz bottle. Tan head with trailing lace-dk brown. A- bourbon, roasty-med/dk malt. T-bourbon/peat/wood, dk malt-roasty, 2nd earthy hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1401) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Shared with Zach while watching the Cosat Rica vs Netherlands World Cup game, pours a thick dark black motor oil pour with a java head. Nose is heavy malt and accentuated by the figs and currants. Taste is malty, with strong fig and chocolate notes.Finish is thick, smooth and velvety of the palate with the same tasting notes with a moderate long ending. Excellent ! Quaff 8 / 10


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