Black Butte XXIII - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by ktrillionaire:
3.33/5 rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Thanks to CoastieSimon for the share. The brew pours a thin black hue, with very modest head, looking like iced black coffee. The nose is that of a robust Porter, and offers very little of the sweet and delectable notes that I was expecting; it is all roast and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is, again, just roasty Porter with a big amount of herbal and grassy bitterness, with very little, if any, trace of the cocoa or barrel. This differs from previous versions in that it is so strongly hopped. I don't like the level of hoppiness, it is hugely distracting and subverts any nuance the beer would've had. Poisoned by hops. Also, the brew is a bit thin. Overall, a big step down from the level established by BBXX and BBXXI. A very disppointing brew, though it is certainly drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2011 13:15:52 | More by ktrillionaire
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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.