Deschutes Black Butte XXVI

 
overall
99
91
style
Formerly brewed at Deschutes Brewery
Style: Imperial Porter
Bend, Oregon USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our 26th anniversary imperial porter was aged in bourbon barrels and dry spiced with theo chocolates cocoa nibs, revealing hints of vanilla and chocolate. Pomegranate molasses and Oregon cranberries complement the robust flavor with a hint of fruits and just enough tart to make you smile. Note:- Best After date can be found stamped on the left-hand side of the label.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gephross100 (795) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2017
Bottle thanks to Bill, dark brown with no head. cherry, syrah grapes. Medium mouthfeel. Average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (4643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 8, 2017
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom Ls place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother! Black with a tan head. A little smoky, woodsy, some vanilla and roasty aroma, lots of chocolate, vanilla, sweetness and some alcoholic taste. Full body, smooth, slight fizz, lots of vanilla finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerandhockey8 (386) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAR 6, 2017
From 22iz bottle to snifter. Pour is a dark brown, thick beige head that dissipates quickly. Nose is big roasted malt, cherries, chocolate, vanilla, light coffee. Taste is sweet, heavy bodied. Finishes very silky. Great complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Aromas of cherry, cranberry, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, toasted oak, booze. Black with a fairly lasting beige head. Sweet, boozy, oaky, earthy. Full bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (717) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2017
6/13/15 Bottle date. Musty alcohol on the nose. Hints of bitter chocolate, burnt brown sugar, and a whiff of vanilla. Ebony with nice deep tan head. Very sweet up front. Acidic dark berry flavors mixed in with dark chocolate malty notes. Bitterness is hidden by acidic tones from cranberries. Musty almost sour jolt comes next. Slightly slick mouth feel. Finish is mostly sour, with alcohol burn. Nice and warm and well made but not my cup of tea.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (3020) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Deep brown-black-amber color with sudsy off-white head. Soft texture. Smooth roast moderately sweet with light fruity notes. Notes: On tap at Aces & Ales (Nellis) Winter Beer Fest 17

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (4158) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruits. The taste was similar to the aroma with more bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, and some spices. It had a real nice warm aftertaste. Really good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nsanders (1112) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bomber. Black with heavy particulate and a light brown foamy head. Molasses, cranberry, raspberry, light smoky bourbon, wood and dark chocolate. Has a dark chocolate medium sweetness followed by the dry bourbon and finishes lightly tart. Very balanced yet complex. Heavier body with a syrupy feel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (2121) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Poured from a 22 oz bottle. Aroma is dark and fruity with lots of chocolate and lighter roast notes. Some hints of tobacco and leather with some bourbon notes and light oak. Fairly fruity with cherry, plum, berry and prune. Light alcohol spice. Pours dark brown to black with a medium large, thick, dark tan head that recedes slowly to a thin film that lingers thicker and creamier on the edges. Moderate lacing and moderately long legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with quite a bit of chocolate and fruit. Lighter roast notes, tobacco and leather. Light oak and bourbon notes. Fairly fruity which adds some sweetness with some berry, cherry, plum and prune. Light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low to medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, I guess this might be a better beer than I was expecting, but its still fairly odd. Fruity and chocolate forward with some light tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (5731) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2016
Black, beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, wood, toffee, flavor of chocolate, coffee, wood, caramel, sour, dry, wood, coffee, medium+ bodied.


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