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Black Butte XXIII - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXIIIBlack Butte XXIII

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BA SCORE
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731 Ratings
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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 153
Gots: 488 | 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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mnphish

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-25-2013 05:52:33 | More by mnphish
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jwg782

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-06-2013 20:14:32 | More by jwg782
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%

A bottle picked up a few years ago and aged since then. Bottled in 2011. Black wax covers the top.

A - Pitch black, blacker than night at the North Pole. Then head and not much lace left on the glass

S - Dark roasted malts, coffee, sweet, citrus, chocolate. There is so much going on here its almost overwhelming. You can get a different aroma every time you breathe in. Awesome

T - Chocolate, spicy chili peppers, oranges, coffee, and some piny hops for good measure. Damn tasty

M - Highly carbonated and sizzles down your throat. Slightly spicky from the chili pepper maybe?

O - An incredible imperial porter, with some nice additions of chili peppers, chocolate, and oranges. Well done!

12-06-2013 01:42:59 | More by BeerDawgs
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-24-2013 22:10:04 | More by Chugs13
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DrewZ926

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-17-2013 16:48:38 | More by DrewZ926
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shelby415

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-12-2013 08:05:25 | More by shelby415
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-09-2013 04:37:06 | More by atone315
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-08-2013 16:29:03 | More by lunarbrew
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myuncle

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-06-2013 11:03:49 | More by myuncle
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stealth

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-06-2013 08:58:15 | More by stealth
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wchasse222

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-05-2013 18:36:10 | More by wchasse222
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StevenSpringer

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-05-2013 04:28:01 | More by StevenSpringer
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-05-2013 04:27:26 | More by Dactrius
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damngoode

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-01-2013 16:24:47 | More by damngoode
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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%

Had to peel the wax from around of the neck to get to the lid. It adds to the 'fancy,' but is an annoyance.

That's deep black - maybe the deepest of blacks. Very thin head.

Brilliant nose, as you get the roastiness of the porter, but with another layer of bitter citrus, chiles and some cocoa. That's a wicked whiff.

Intense - that's on a whole different level. Like a malty chocolate, chile, orange rind Whopper of a beer. Hot, bitter, warming.

Prickly on the tongue, whether from the chiles or the carbonation, or a combination of the two.

Damn tasty and unique - I'm a bigger fan of porters that are a little more straight-forward, but this one offers a defiantly different perspective.

11-01-2013 02:48:47 | More by mdcrouser
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deadliest

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-31-2013 18:30:28 | More by deadliest
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velcrogrip

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-28-2013 03:21:10 | More by velcrogrip
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%

Bottle shared by Liam.

Deep brown colour, near black, one finger of tan head with a couple spots of lace. Smell is well roasted malt, chocolate and black liquorice, cocao powder and a bit of vanilla. Taste is roasty with a powdered cocao/bakers chocolate, still get a bit of the chilli and orange peel flavours but they are faded, a touch of liquorice and vanilla, roasted finish. Lightly carbonated, medium-full feel. Good stuff here but probably would have been a bit better fresh as I would have liked some more chilli flavour as well.

10-25-2013 13:57:08 | More by peensteen
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falcon1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

10-18-2013 15:20:49 | More by falcon1
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-18-2013 13:01:49 | More by AdamP
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-14-2013 16:22:43 | More by oline73
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-06-2013 04:24:31 | More by Sparky44
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-14-2013 18:28:28 | More by thebigredone
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-14-2013 17:47:18 | More by Kopfschuss
Black Butte XXIII from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.