Black Butte XXIII - Deschutes Brewery
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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
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
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
Black Butte XXIII from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 734 ratings.