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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:
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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4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

06-26-11
Had in a XX, XXI, XXIII vert. Pitch black body, ample tan head. Smells of tootsie rolls and chocolate, slight coffee and char, slight orange. Taste is similar with a slight chili flavor; as it warms there is more coffee and chili.

12-05-10
Bottle opens with a pop, pours black with tan head. Head falls gradually to leave lacing cap over the top of a dark and murky body with ruby edges. Smells like chocolat covered fruit, slight chocolate, vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee. Really complex. Taste is coffee and heavy chocolate, smokey oakey in the back, some chocolate covered orange, good stuff here, really mellowed out over the years. Carbonation is strong, mild sweetness that doesnt act too cloying. Mouthfeel is medium strong and veeeery drinkable, I don't think the few I have left will past too many years more.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 02:57:33 | More by youradhere
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Black Butte XXI from Deschutes Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.