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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
world-class

568 Ratings
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Ratings: 568
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.74%
Wants: 214
Gots: 148 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: squaremile on 07-03-2009

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."
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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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.

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Black Butte XXI from Deschutes Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.