Black Butte XXII - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by vkv822:
4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
- Had at Deschutes Public House in PDX.
- from notes.
The beer arrived in a snifter with a thin tan head and black body.
It has a very nice chocolate and very lightly roasted malt aroma with very pleasant orange notes towards the end.
The taste follows the aroma well with roasty and bitter chocolate notes upfront, and backed by light citric orange notes. The addition of chili peppers is a very enjoyable and well executed compliment to the finish. There is also a slight booziness.
It has a very smooth and creamy medium body that doesn't become overly thick with subtle yet pleasant carbonation.
This was an incredibly drinkable and well done beer. I really wish this was able to be bottled as I would love to have more regular access to this from my own fridge.
Serving type: on-tap
09-10-2010 03:37:40 | More by vkv822
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2.4/5 rDev -43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Had on tap 2/7/13 at Beer Revolution
A: Pours a very dark brown with minimal light brown head. Recedes quickly.
S: Aroma is strong on this one. Yeasty and musty, not in a good way. The sweetness is apparent, mixed with some stale coffee. Chocolate and BA character struggle to make their presence known.
T: Overly sickly sweet, BA quality has faded quite a bit. Dark bitter chocolate notes, fig, and vanilla are also coming in.
M: Medium to full bodied, no carbonation which isn't surprising considering the BA and the age in general on this one.
O: Time was not kind to this beer. I just recently had XXIII on tap and it was wonderful. Aroma on this was off and not pleasant. Taste was overly sickly sweet (in a dark fruit way), that just lingered and over powered the rest of the beer.
Serving type: on-tap
02-08-2013 11:51:34 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
Black Butte XXII from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.