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Black Butte XXIII - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXIIIBlack Butte XXIII

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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 152
Gots: 487 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

XXIII. So where to next? What's 2011's rich, imperial take on Black Butte Porter? Just for kicks, you dream. Orange zest perhaps? From Spanish Oranges. Seville, to be exact. And Chocolate nibs. Pampered nibs from the artisanal alchemists at Theo. Maybe some chilies? Pasilla Negra only, please. That would be crazy wouldn't it? Welcome to crazy. Get it while you can.

55 IBU

Info from brewery: "475 barrels were produced. 275 were bottled and the remaining 200 were put into kegs."

(Beer added by: jdense on 06-17-2011)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bomber before the best after date of June 2012. Poured a dark brown, nearly black color with a nice two or three finger brownish head. Aroma of chocolate, orange, and coffee. Taste was dark chocolate, orange, a bit of coffee, and black licorice. Deschutes has knocked this one out of the park (much like the XX and the XX1--wish they would've gone ahead and bottled the XXII as it was great at GABF '10). I can only imagine what this one will be like next spring. It's awesome fresh; hopefully I can score another couple of bottles so I can drink two or so more now and still have three for the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 05:56:13 | More by Schmittymack
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Black Butte XXIII from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.