Black Butte XXIII - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
4.53/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a pint glass for some reason. Big thanks to SteveFinny for this.
4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is pretty good given the ABV and a moderate amount of lacing is left.
5.0 S: This smells a fuck ton like molasses. Lots of caramel as well. After those come the cocoa nibs with the orange being surprisingly strong. Thick, richly malty with a good bit of roast. Just a touch of leathery bourbon, but the oak itself is probably stronger. The nose on this is absolutely huge, complex, and enticing.
4.5 T: Huge amounts of molasses, caramel, and chocolate. Strong roast, lot's of malty sweetness, a touch of astringency from the barrels I suppose. The orange fits in better than I would have guessed, but I probably would be happier without it. The bourbon is light, but present and offers an earthy leather.
4.0 M: Heavier body. Good moderate carbonation. Creamy, but could be a bit more so.
4.5 D: Excellent beer that I'm happy to have tried.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2012 22:25:38 | More by DavoleBomb
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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 725 ratings.