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Black Butte XXI - Deschutes Brewery

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545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.74%
Wants: 216
Gots: 142 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Released June 2009.

Similar recipe and strength to Black Butte XX (2008), "enhanced by adding some Theo's Chocolate cocoa nibs from Seattle, dry-hopping it with 100 pounds of Bellatazza's locally roasted coffee, and then aging a portion of it in Stranahan's Colorado whiskey barrels."

(Beer added by: squaremile on 07-03-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is as enjoyable in its own way as The Abyss. A very flavorful (Imperial?) Porter. Pours a dense black color with only a hint of light coming through at the bottom of the glass. A hard pour gives you a 2-3 inch tan head with great retention for an 11% beer. Good thick lacing on the glass.

Smell is great as well. roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee and a hint of oak. There is a floral/light perfume quality about the aroma, Not your typical malt/coffee porter.

Great taste too! An expert blend of coffee, sweet chocolate and malt with some oak flavoring as part of the gently balancing bitterness.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. No hint of the 11% abv. An easy drinking, rich and flavorful Porter.

This is another outstanding beer from Deschutes.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 00:10:20 | More by JayQue
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Black Butte XXI from Deschutes Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.