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Black Butte XXVI - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXVIBlack Butte XXVI

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 18
Gots: 68 | FT: 5
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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Bomber -> snifter, best after 6/14/15

Pours pitch black with a finger of lightly colored mocha foam. No real visibility, moderate carbonation on the sides, good retention, great lacing. Nice and frothy

Smell has a bit of complexity. Upfront aroma of of fig and smoked espresso, followed by strong bourbon, oak, and alcohol. Nuances of dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, cinnamon, and dark berry notes which according to the bottle are pomegranate and cranberry . Works well but has room for improvement

Taste follows the nose pretty well. Lots of dark fruits upfront- heavy fig followed by cranberry and the pomegranate. Alcohol, bourbon, and oak, along with dark chocolate and coffee come next. Finishes with a bit of cinnamon, vanilla, and molasses

Feel is the biggest thing holding it back. Flavors need a lot of melding, and the finish leaves some tart bitterness sticking to the back off of the mouth. Alcohol drinks pretty warm, a sipper that will need some cool down time or a swig of water on the palate to finish the bottle

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Black Butte XXVI from Deschutes Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.