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: 293   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle at Theis. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, licorice and smoke. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops and smoke. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22450) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle in Vegas, baby! Hotel tasting. Pretty much black, dark brown head. Aroma of rich vanilla and milk chocolate. Taste is Italian espresso soda with mokka. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (22391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft roast ... chocolate roast nose ... dark roast ... bitter roast .. soft bourbon ... bourbon is thining the body ... lovely berry finish ... .. soft mellow roast... mellow roast ... dark malts ... bitter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18834) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at Fruit of the Foeder, 2014-05-17. Deep brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Malty vinous aroma, roasted, chocolate, cherries, black currant, licorice, figs, raisins, caramel, some vanilla and oak. Roasted chocolate flavor, black currant, caramel, figs, raisins, cocoa, licorice, tar notes, coffee, oak vanilla notes, some prunes, some soot. Complex and very tasty with alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle @ home thanks to Jake. Black pour with a small tan head. Licorice, chocolate, bourbon, and roasted malt on the nose. Burnt sugar, a touch of ash, cassis, raisin, and some plum. The flavor is roasts malt, chocolate, licorice, and a touch of bourbon. Plum, cassis, and some raisin. Light alcohol flavor and ash on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle at DMacs Pours dark brown/tan head. Nose/taste of black currant, oak, fig, cocoa, roast chocolate, bourbon and dates. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (15407) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at PIB, pours a deep dark amber brown with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma brings out cocoa nibs, dark fruits, and some caramel notes. Flavour brings out big notes of tangerines upfront, followed by a bit of cocoa and dark fruits. Very juicy and chocolatey, and a tad cloying. Would probably do better with aging, but as is, its very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at home. Black - big brown head. Chocolate, light to medium bourbon, vanilla, light tobacco, dark berries, light fig notes, light body, light malty, ok bitterness,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14482) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Tap at the Portland venue. Pours very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Strong chocolate aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is blended bourbon/chocolate. Suggestions of chocolate cherry. Then some coffee. More red berry. Maybe some date. Lot going on here. Complex must be the word.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13894) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle shared by beerpig317. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, chocolate, fruit and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark roasted chocolate malt and sweet wood flavor with medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.

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