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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
world-class

545 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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mroberts1204

California

4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured froma 22oz wax-dipped bottle into a Bruery tulip glass.

A - Pours very dark brown with amber and ruby highlights. Creamy khaki head recedes to a thin ring around the glass. 4.0

S - Strong coffee amd chocolate scnet with notes of toffee and vanilla in the background. 4.5

T - Sweet and bitter chocolate melds witht eh coffee seamlessly. The bourbon adds hints of vanilla while malty caramel lingers in the background. The coffee is in the forefront throughout but it is well integrated. There is a soft bitterness that begins midpalate and helps tame the sweetness. Very nice. 4.0

M - This beer goes down easy but has a chalkiness that is off putting. Moderate alcohol burn that warms as it goes down. Carbonation is moderate. 3.0

D - Despite the high ABV and huge flavors I don't think I would have trouble putting an entire bottle down. 4.5

Overall this is a fantastic beer but seems to be past its prime. Still amazing but I will be drinking the rest of my stash shortly.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 04:17:42 | More by mroberts1204
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Black Butte XXI from Deschutes Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.