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Black Butte XXI - Deschutes Brewery

Black Butte XXIBlack Butte XXI

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524 Ratings
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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.73%


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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goatgoat

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3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best after 10/17/10, batch 1623 L. Poured into a Stone tulip.

Pours a clear black with faint highlights of ruby where the sun can just peek in. Moderate amount of coffee latte head and a nice sheeting lace. Aroma is roasted, covered with a vanilla sweetness. Booze is apparent. A slight woodiness is apparent as well. Taste is of strong coffee followed by sweetness that blends into a roasted finish. A full but drying mouthifeel that I attribute to the alcohol.

Could do with a bit more age I believe. Too bad that was my only bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 20:07:06 | More by goatgoat
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Black Butte XXI from Deschutes Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.