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Black Butte XXVI - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXVIBlack Butte XXVI

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

710 Ratings
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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 53
Gots: 438 | FT: 55
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 06-05-2014

Our 26th anniversary Imperial Porter was aged in bourbon barrels (50% for 6 months) and dry spiced with Theo Chocolate's cocoa nibs, revealing hints of vanilla and chocolate. Pomegranate molasses and Oregon cranberries complement the robust flavor with a hint of fruit and just enough tart to make you smile.
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Photo of Hallertau
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jfstilling
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddiehop
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robert2189
2.56/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Taste was everywhere not sure about this one

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.41/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of noproduction
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goalie35
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanStelzner
3.46/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Great if you like the taste is watered down molasses

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drifter1
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris33
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on draft at a local bar. Big head, good taste. Little boozy but seemed aged well compared to the Abyss I tried before purchasing this off draft.

Photo of DaveRinn
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MIrvine
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rcjennings
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allstar255
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rmbr2
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ackbar556
4.94/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrewUSA
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look 9/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 38/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 92/100

Photo of WS_Transplant
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snow81
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DefenCorps
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Belmont Station.

Black with a thin, beige head. The nose is intriguing. Initially cloying but the pomegranate molasses is an inspired addition. Mild bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, caramel and dark maple syrup are present. Nice, though seriously lacking in roast.

The palate opens sweet with honey, syrup cocoa and followed with pomegranate acidity, fruity, bright yet brooding. Cranberry flavor is mild, adding acidity and the intense sweetness does hide the flavor along with the Oregon provenance. Bourbon character is present as a mild vanilla character. Flabby on the mid palate with honey and sweetness, mildly oily. Full in body and mildly carbonated, this beer has a mildly boozy finish. Tannins are mild. Exciting but flawed at the same time.

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3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank fresh....fruit elements became too prominent as beer warmed....going to revisit after a year of age.

Photo of Bilco
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Black Butte XXVI from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.