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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
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545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.74%
Wants: 216
Gots: 142 | 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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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

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On tap at Uber, pour is black with a small tan head.

Smell is roasty, with a lot of chocolate and a bit of booze.

Taste is creamy chocolate, fig, raisin, and a bit of coffee.

Maybe it’s the age or maybe it was just a better batch, but this blows XXIII out of the water.

Serving type: on-tap

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Black Butte XXI from Deschutes Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.