Black Butte XXIII - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by CapitalGains:
4.22/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured and tasted 6/17/2011 at the Deschutes Downtown PDX Pub
12 oz. Deschutes snifter glass, on-tap
A: Deep brown/black body with almost no transparency, thin dark tan head, minimal lacing
S: Predominantly cocoa and roastiness, perhaps a hint of cookie dough, a little bourbon initially that becomes more apparent as the beer warms, faint hops and tangerines
T: Dark chocolate and cocoa, squeezed oranges (slight), small amount of chile heat, roasted malts; very consistent taste throughout
M: Fairly heavy, chewy, borderline creamy, almost no carbonation
O: Great beer with interesting characteristics that work well in unison. Dangerously easy to drink with the near 11% ABV being well-hidden. I picked up six bottles of this so I'm curious to see how it is with some age on it. The smell was a bit tough for me to pick out but otherwise it's a very well done beer. I'm glad this year's vintage made it into bottles after last year's debacle.
Serving type: on-tap
06-17-2011 20:33:45 | More by CapitalGains
More User Reviews:
4.59/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Glass: 10-oz. glass
From: Post Street Ale House in Spokane, Wash.
Purchased: March 18, 2014
Consumed: March 18, 2014
Misc.: The board on the wall said it was the XIII, but I'm pretty sure that was wrong. I even took a photo of it.
Poured a dark brown color with one finger of khaki tan head when I got it. Sporadic uneven lacing along the sides. Above average retention on the top.
Smelled caramel, toffee, Rolos, butterscotch, dry-hopped, bourbon, chocolate and faint vanilla.
Tasted caramel, toffee, light bourbon, chocolate, cherry, dry-hopped and slight butterscotch. So good.
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish.
This beer was just so good. I only wish I would have gone back to try some more another night.
Serving type: on-tap
04-06-2014 07:34:38 | More by BucannonXC5
Black Butte XXIII from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.