Black Butte XXIII - Deschutes Brewery
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4.45/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at The Front Door during Boise Base Camp week, which nicely coincided with Deschutes' 23rd anniversary. As such, multiple venues were offering this well in advance of Boise's bottle shipment (which as of writing this, still hasn't arrived...*disappointed sigh*).
Pours a very dark brown that appears black in the Deschutes Tulip is was served in. A great 1.5 inch khaki head rests on top with significant retention; ample sticky retention is left in its wake. Smells greatly of chocolate, some piney hops, a unique orange/chili blend, caramel, and some other faint herbs. Tastes of rich chocolate, smoky/roasted malts, some grassy hops, faint caramel, and a more prominent chili/orange mixture. The mouthfeel is very smooth with near perfect carbonation levels; slightly dry finish. Overall, an excellent porter.
Serving type: on-tap
07-14-2011 02:23:04 | More by eclipse54
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