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Black Butte XXIV - Deschutes Brewery

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754 Ratings
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Ratings: 754
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 113
Gots: 430 | FT: 34
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with dark chocolate nibs, Daglet dates and Mission figs.

(Beer added by: John_M on 07-25-2012)
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I think this may have been from Josh as well? Or someone in CA? Served in a snifter at the West Lakeview block party.

A - Tan foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and minimal lace. Very dark brown body that its a tiny bit lighter at the edges of the glass.

S - Lots of anise and roast, with some vegetal cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, and dark fruit flavors for good measure. Well attenuated, with low sweetness and mild notes of oak and bourbon rounding things out.

T - The taste has a bit more malt sweetness to it, with a biscuit and vanilla character in addition to the aforementioned cocoa and dark fruits. A touch of oak, but fairly low spirit character. Alcohol is quite well-hidden.

M - Medium-full body, with a fairy toasty, chewy texture. Unobtrusive carbonation, with not much heat to it.

D - Enjoyable stuff, and a definite improvement over the XXIII and on par with XXV, but still short of the highs set by the earliest offerings in this series. Holding up well at over a year, but I don't anticipate any improvement.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 05:23:44 | More by MasterSki
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Thepleasantimbiber

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-01-2013 05:09:52 | More by Thepleasantimbiber
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deadliest

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-31-2013 18:30:49 | More by deadliest
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-31-2013 01:27:39 | More by jnardone235
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-30-2013 02:17:22 | More by lonewolfcry
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, best after date of 7/23/13, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head.

S- Lots of dark fruit, especially figs, along with vanilla, chocolate and dark bread. Smells delicious.

T- Sweet with lots of figs, chocolate and a bit of vanilla and molasses. I wasn't expecting the dark fruit to be so prominent, but it is damn tasty and avoids becoming sweet.

M- Full-bodied, moderate to low carb with a bit of alcohol warmth.

O- A really, really tasty beer. The fruitiness especially was a nice surprise.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 04:57:19 | More by WillCarrera
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-25-2013 02:14:09 | More by HoistinBrews
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timc13

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-20-2013 22:35:56 | More by timc13
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dowen17

Alabama

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cola brown with a big milk chocolate head. Fantastic lacing and retention.

Smells of dark roasted malts. Dark fruits. Dates and raisins. Figs. A hint of alcohol. Big dark chocolate.

Taste mirrors the nose. Very toasty up front with tons of dark fruit. Sweet raisins settle towards the middle. Some booze on the finish.

Big mouthfeel. Not quite chewy stout but bigger than your average porter. Mild carbonation. Sticky.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 20:58:28 | More by dowen17
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-18-2013 13:02:04 | More by AdamP
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-16-2013 07:54:23 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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uncccegr

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

10-16-2013 07:47:23 | More by uncccegr
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ber12

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-13-2013 00:49:50 | More by ber12
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-07-2013 02:19:04 | More by KVNBGRY
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-05-2013 21:02:56 | More by JonnyBeers
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Jessenimmo

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-05-2013 04:47:54 | More by Jessenimmo
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-29-2013 13:25:38 | More by BARFLYB
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-28-2013 21:22:43 | More by sludgegnome
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EB1

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

09-28-2013 21:20:57 | More by EB1
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KWMiles

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-27-2013 16:42:16 | More by KWMiles
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mltobin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-26-2013 13:05:15 | More by mltobin
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Lare453

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-26-2013 08:26:14 | More by Lare453
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown, borderline black color. Light brown head with good retention.

Aromas are roasted malt, dates, cocoa, and anise.

Robust flavors of roast, cocoa, and dates. Slightly boozy with and earthy maduro leaf finish.

Full mouthfeel that's cut with a moderate-high carbonation.

A fantastic beer with a wide range of flavors. Heavier than most porters with a nice boozy kick.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 01:51:41 | More by Vonerichs
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-24-2013 23:49:18 | More by Erik-P
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SlightlyGrey

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-24-2013 02:35:33 | More by SlightlyGrey
Black Butte XXIV from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 754 ratings.