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Black Butte XXIII - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXIIIBlack Butte XXIII

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766 Ratings
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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 150
Gots: 496 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jdense on 06-17-2011

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."
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: Draft
Glass: 10-oz. glass
From: Post Street Ale House in Spokane, Wash.
Price: $6
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.

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Black Butte XXIII from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.