Black Butte XXIII - Deschutes Brewery
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4.53/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A: Pours a light tan thumb-width head, sticky lacing; color is jet-black, lets no light through
S: Strong notes of bourbon and charred oak; a little whiff of dark fruits and malt in the background, but the nose is mostly dominated by bourbon and burnt wood.
T: Sweet bourbon, charred wood, and espresso up front; notes of dark chocolate orange surface around the middle; finishes with a nice espresso bitterness that lingers, with a very subtle spicy tinge of chili peppers; a little booze, but it adds nicely to the flavor and helps warm as it goes down.
M: Medium-thick mouthfeel; lightly carbonated; SUPER smooth and velvety (especially as it warms), this just melts ever so richly on the tongue. Perfection
O: This is a phenomenal imperial porter (actually the first one I've had, I usually only find imperial stouts), and feels like it should age beautifully. It's superbly balanced, and drinks like a delicious bourbon-infused dessert. Pick one up next time you see it!
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2011 21:24:41 | More by Jules11788
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Black Butte XXIII from Deschutes Brewery
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