Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

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

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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
XXIV. 24 years after Black Butte Porters debut, our potent, layered, imperial tribute returns. As usual, its a jazz riff, guided by the brewers 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, youll be the judge of that.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Taster at Standard Market. Dang, I missed the fact that Standard was having a Deschutes tap takeover Monday, But I just happened to walk in and find this retired beauty on tap, which I got to side-by-side with the XXV. This one has a heady smell of cocoa and stewed figs. Looks solid black, but then you notice the faint brown highlights along the sides. Taste is dark and a bit grainy, but not highly roasted. Has a slight bourbon note, even though I believe this is not BBA. Carries a light fizz that makes it a great alcohol delivery system. Picks up a little more Kahlua note toward the end.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (7144) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crispaire (198) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (11382) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle shared at the pre GBBF chrisos 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christos (5435) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle share at Chrisos 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)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle shared at Chris and Ruths pre GBBF shindig; dark brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has roast malts, taste has bourbon, dark fruits, some roast, chocolate, liquorice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (3099) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle at Chris and Ruths 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (19192) - PCastle, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2016
Pre-gbbf-shinding. Dunkel orange braunes Bier mit mittelgroen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach minze, dunkles malz, Lakritze, wenig schokoladig. Geschmack s Rstmalzig, minze, viel Lakritze, schokoladig, gut!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5718) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Uber Tavern, Seattle. February 2013 keg. Heavy brown, not quite black, small soapy tan foam. Sweet, boozy, raisin and fig aroma. Sweet and robust, cherry, chocolate, ruddy malt. Rich age, balanced alcohol, still fairly sharp. Tasty, rich beer. Nicely aged.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2928) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2016
On tap at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA. Opaque, near black with atanh excellent lacing. Aroma of figs, dates, prunes, cocoa, roasted malt, cinnamon, molasses, licorice, chocolate and toffee. Taste of molasses, licorice, dates, prunes, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, figs, cinnamon and whiskey. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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