Black Butte XXI - Deschutes Brewery
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4.49/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
07-20-2013 17:34:14 | More by Smurf2055
3.89/5 rDev -11.4%
22oz, Best After 10/17/10. Drank on 7/3/13
The Bruery tulip
A: Pours a deep dark brown color. Reddish hues around the edges of the glass and down in there. Sticky lacing. Still good carbonation after all these years.
S: Dark cherry. Light tobacco. Roast. Dark chocolate. Not getting a ton of barrel, but usually don't on their anniversary brews because of the blends being so minimal.
T: Dark chocolate. Tobacco. Dark cherry. Oxidation. Still good but it must have lost a bit. I was a touch disappointed in the flavors on this one. Don't know if it was me or the bottle being in a valley currently. Still very good beer.
M: Big medium.
07-08-2013 18:49:46 | More by inlimbo77
4.48/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
05-24-2013 06:06:17 | More by watermelonman
4.33/5 rDev -1.4%
$11.96 for a bomber.
A: near opaque, some deep copper hues but very dark with tan head that dissipated quickly
S: roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, medium nose, bourbon just the right amount
T: deep rich, nice bourbon finish with good roasted/chocolate malt up front, well-balanced bitter hop finish, not as rich as I expected but very good, not overpowering with bourbon
M: well-balanced, not too cloying, some heat in finish
05-12-2013 03:39:02 | More by wisrarebeer
Black Butte XXI from Deschutes Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.