Black Butte XXI - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by watermelonman:
4.48/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I wanted another bottle of XX but I settled for this. Once open, I realize that nothing about this bottle is settling.
This poured to a dark, near black color with hints of mahogany and minimal head. Lace is next to nothing. It looks decent, but the awesome comes with the taste and smell.
Light enough in body to stay drinkable, the cocoa and coffee oozes from this beer in large quantity. The finish brings vanilla that grows more significant as the finish lingers. Barely enough residual sugar to remind me of dark fruits, while a blended boozy hot serves to remind one of the content without getting in the way.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2013 06:06:17 | More by watermelonman
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4.3/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours black with a one finger creamy tan head. Sheets of lace with each sip.
S: Big and roasty with tons of dark chocolate, powdery cocoa and some faint barrel. Barrel notes emerge more as it warms.
T: Tons of velvety dark chocolate, dark berry notes and dark roasted malt. Some syrupy espresso as well. Finishes with a bare touch of char. Smooth as hell. Really well done.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2014 20:04:43 | More by notchucknorris
Black Butte XXI from Deschutes Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.