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Black Butte XXII - Deschutes Brewery

Black Butte XXIIBlack Butte XXII

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BA SCORE
93
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109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 12.29%


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 2010, Draft-only, after a problem with bottles detailed here:  http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/bl ... ncelation/ 

Imperial "Porter brewed with cocoa nibs, orange and natural flavors added, with 25% aged in Bourbon Barrels"

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-17-2010)
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vkv822

Oregon

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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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.

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Black Butte XXII from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.