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Black Butte XXI - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXIBlack Butte XXI

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543 Ratings
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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 216
Gots: 143 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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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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regspeir

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4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this bottle courtesy of a trade. Worthy of its name, it pours a pure black with a smallish mocha head which settled to a coating. Similar colored lacing is thin and soapy looking. Nose is coffee, chocolate, licorice and some whisky, maybe bourbon. Taste is roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, some oak and bourbon. Very nice balance in this. Mouthfeel is creamy and medium, fairly healthy carbonation and a very pleasant dry, warm finish. This is a wonderful porter and not much like many others. Absolutely worth your attention if you can still find it.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 21:18:41 | More by regspeir
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Black Butte XXI from Deschutes Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.