Deschutes Black Butte XXV

 
overall
99
97
style
Formerly brewed at Deschutes Brewery
Style: Imperial Porter
Bend, Oregon USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 293   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.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2299) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2013
On tap at Three Aces. Poured black with light tan foam, decent lace. Light roasted malt aroma, some molasses and soy. Quite smooth oily feel thats lightly bitter and hangs around.


4
Oakes (19045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2017
Draught @ Beer Junction. Dark brown. Nutty, soy sauce, little bit of brown sugar...barrel, lots of that. Soft, sweet, rich barrel with just a touch of alcohol. Complex and rich.

4
HenryXXX (238) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2017
Nose is more biscuit, licorice and subtle cocoa nibs. Pallet is date, licorice, coca nibs and bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Tide (4509) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2017
Draught at Belmont Station. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, coffee, wood, dark fruits, licorice, a bit of chocolate and oak. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, coffee, oak, dark fruits, licorice and a bit of chocolate. Magnificent imperial stout.

3.8
dnstone (3592) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Poured black in color with tan head. Moderately thin body with light mouthfeel. Roast dominance with dry fruit shinning through and moderately sweet, but the roast really lingers. Sweet roasted aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
AirForceHops (7913) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Got this is a trade quite awhile ago. Lost track of it. No matter, it still is really great. Aroma of weak bourbon on top of figs, sugar coated currents, raisins, and oak.


No oxidation is found which is very impressive. The bourbon portion of the blend preserved it nicely. Mild roasted backbone, oak, chocolate, vanilla hints, plenty of dark fruit. Nice.

4.1
wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Tasted on 9/22/16 from a waxed and capped 22oz bomber bottle purchased some time ago. Pours clear, deep brown, with a very thick brown head that slowly recedes to average, uneven lace. The nose is brown sugar, molasses, dates, figs, vanilla cola, some charred oak, coffee, fudge brownie, maple, with some alcoholic heat. The flavor is even more fruity fig, black currant, date, along with plenty of vanilla cola, maple, caramelized brown sugar, fudge brownie, and coffee bitterness. The body is full with light carbonation, and a long fruity, chocolatey, bourbon, and somewhat bitter finish.

4.1
Wombata (627) - 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 it’s 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
dfearnley (2343) - 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
SpringsLicker (3682) - 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
jsquire (4624) - 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.


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