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Black Butte XXVI - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXVIBlack Butte XXVI

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

611 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 44
Gots: 340 | FT: 48
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 06-05-2014)
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4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid BA Porter, but far too sweet for me to enjoy it more.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650ml black waxed bomber poured into tulip 19/12/14

A sits black in the glass with a deep cola edge, large tan foam has great retention very slowly falling to a thick film leaving 4 thick rings on the way down followed by random patches

S lots of coco, fruity but hard to place, chocolate fudge, Hershey's syrup, vanilla, faint bourbon, more chocolate, chocolate covered raisins, and a hint of licorice

T not sure if I'm getting pomegranate and cranberries but it reminds me of dried fruit chocolate bars, a little char, the bourbons faint and mellow, booze well concealed

M not overly thick but somehow crazy creamy, the bubbles make it feel like silk, nearly no heat, just a little sticky on the lips and a fruity chocolate finish

O big chocolate bomb with plenty of fruit and a little barrel in the background, very little booze and drink way to easy for the strength

a big fruity stout that hits all the spots, could use some more barrel but this one has plenty going for it, very nice indeed

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4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.44/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Pours really black, doesn't seem thick, has a medium tan one finger head.

S - Rich aroma... Dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate and sweet molasses. The tartness and sweetness of the pomegranate and cranberries shine through as well.

T - To me, it really follows the nose. The roasted malts and bitter dark chocolate are really intertwined with the sweet/tart aspects of the pomegranate and cranberries.

F - I wanted it to be a little bit thicker. It's more medium bodied with low carbonation.

O - It has a good bit of tartness with it the base underlying flavors. I like it, but was wanting for more.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.72/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Black Butte XXVI from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.