Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
XXIV. 24 years after Black Butte Porter’s debut, our potent, layered, imperial tribute returns. As usual, it’s a jazz riff, guided by the brewer’s muse and the lure of exotic ingredients. Artisanal dark chocolate nibs. Daglet dates. Mission figs. It may, possibly, hopefully, be the best edition yet. But, as it should be, you’ll be the judge of that.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours a thick, viscous, dirty motor-oil black with a small tan head on top. Fair retention of the foam. Some light sticky globs hang around after each sip. Rich flavorful aromas of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee, bourbon - all enveloped in a sweet scent of fruit. There’s something about these big bold stouts/porters when they mix in fruit character that I really dig. Amazing feel as this viscous beer wraps up the palate in a wash of velvety goodness. Subtle carbonation, heavy feel. This is a sipper for sure. A wonderful treat to close out the night with. Big flavors of dark fruit - plum, fig, raisin. Sweetness pulls through with notes of vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar. Mild roasted quality helps bring this one around and prevents this from becoming a total sweet bomb. This was a really great beer, and a reminder why this is one of my most anticipated releases each year. Wasn’t a fan of the XXIII, so this was a pleasant treat. A wonderful marriage of dark fruits and dark chocolate in the form of a fantastic beer.

beerplace (2332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2017
On tap at Elizabeth Station on Darkest Day III. Pours a very dark brown. Aroma is fruity-candy bourbon. Taste is very sweet with dark fruits, berries, and bourbon notes. Really good.

Bullit (4825) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Bottle brought by la li. Fresh grain, grain mill dust, roasted malts, soft coffee, red fruits. Soft, lots of flavours, balanced. Exceptional.

BuckeyeBoy (8861) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2017
22oz bottle pulled out of the cellar. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is black licorice molasses sweetness some pit fruit rich spice notes. Taste is more of the nice dark fruit notes some molasses chocolate sweetness.

crispaire (255) - - JAN 27, 2017
mellow dark fruit aroma. soy sauce. boozy. toasty nuts. bitter chocolate nibs. woody and sweet finish. a sipping brew in limited quantities. i had 4 oz. and it was more than enough.

mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle shared at the pre GBBF chriso’s tasting day 2 07/08/2016. Many thanks to the Wingman. A pitch black opaque coloured pour with a lasting thin loose dark tan head. Aroma is is big brown sugars, liquorice, coconut. Flavour is composed of sweet sticky toffee, liquorice, some jammy fruits, strawberry, black sugars, . Palate is sweet and sweet, sugary, lowish carbonation, sticky. Pretty good.

Christos (5909) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2016
(Deschutes Black Butte XXIV) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 11%. Bottled on 23/7/13 Black coloured body, tall and thick brown head on top, with pretty good retention. Aroma has light soy sauce by now, some spices, nice chocolate notes, dark fruits, plums. Taste is sweet with lots of dark fruits, plums especially, dates, figs, light alcohol, chocolate notes, some spices like cardamon, fudge, liquorice, walnuts. Medium thick body, soft carbonation. Amazing.

The_Osprey (9723) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle share at Chriso’s Sunday Shindig. Thanks! As ’Deschutes Black Butte XXIV’, black wax, 11%. Opaque black, foamy brown head. Aroma is all After Eight mints up front, cocoa, bready, mint. Big After Eights vibe. Body is smooth, oily, low carbonation. Taste is toasted coconut, spicy, molasses, cinnamon, woody, some booze showing up. Pretty decent. An interesting big beer. (3.8)

RichTheVillan (8457) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle shared at Chris and Ruth’s pre GBBF shindig; dark brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has roast malts, taste has bourbon, dark fruits, some roast, chocolate, liquorice.

planky84 (3514) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF Shindig, 2016 (Sunday sesh.). Black pour with a beige head. Raisin, chocolate, licorice, cocoa aroma. Flavours of raisin, toffee, walnut, caramel, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate. Smoky-sweet finish. Excellent.

Beerhunter111 (23281) - Beerland, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
Pre-gbbf-shinding. Dunkel orange braunes Bier mit mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach minze, dunkles malz, Lakritze, wenig schokoladig. Geschmack süß Röstmalzig, minze, viel Lakritze, schokoladig, gut!

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