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Black Butte XXI - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXIBlack Butte XXI

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BA SCORE
97
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545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.74%
Wants: 216
Gots: 143 | 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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colts9016

Idaho

4.83/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have sat on this bottle for three years, waiting for another chance to buy another one. Yesterday I acquired another one, the cellar it goes. Poured into a tulip glass at 50 degrees.

Appearance: A two finger head that has good retention, the head is light tan, creamy and foamy. The head left some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is dark brown, like burnt motor. The clarity of the beer is opaque.

Nose: A rich bourbon aroma permeates through the beer. The malt is dark roasted with caramel, toasted, and biscuit. Other aromas vanilla, alcohol, grain, dark chocolate, espresso, anise, molasses, and bread.

Taste: A very rich deeply roasted malts with bourbon and chocolate. The malt has a slight burnt quality, caramel, toasty, and biscuit notes. Other flavors, vanilla, oak, alcohol, dark chocolate, espresso, anise, molasses, and a hint of hops (grapefruit, and pine) notes on the end.

Mouth feel of the beer is coating, rich, slightly carbonated, and tad warm from alcohol.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium to full body and the finish is lasting. This is such a great beer and I am so glad that I waited this long to crack this bottle. All the flavors mingle so well. This a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 02:26:38 | More by colts9016
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Black Butte XXI from Deschutes Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.