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Black Butte XXIV - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXIVBlack Butte XXIV

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815 Ratings
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Ratings: 815
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 106
Gots: 445 | FT: 33
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 07-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with dark chocolate nibs, Daglet dates and Mission figs.
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from j47paco (thanks man!). Best after 7/23/13, released in 2012. Served in a Three Floyds teku.

Pours a near-black dark brown with a little more than two fingers of pale tan head. Maintains a thin haze across the top and leaves nice sized clumps of lace.

Smells sugary sweet with figs, caramel, dates, chocolate and roasted malt.

Flavors are an interesting blend of roasty ant sweet. A healthy dose of dark fruits like plum, date and fig with roasty malts, chocolate, currants, raisin bread, creamed coffee and a soft nip of alcohol. A nice fruit forward mix.

Creamy, smooth, medium full body with mild carbonation. Chocolate and dark fruit aftertaste.

A flavorful amped-up Black Butte. The added fruits and additional malts make for a flavorful experiece.

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4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pretty good head for an aged goodie! Pours out as black as before, with dark brown around the very edge. No lace, not surprised.

The smell intoxicates! Dark fruit, rich chocolate, slight roasted malts and earth to finish.

The taste is far richer than the smell! Thick chocolate, dried fruit, earth, more chocolate... Almost as good as XXI! Thick and smooth going down.

If you find one, cellar it for another year. I'm on the hunt.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown, basically black with a mocha ring of head.

S: Berries, dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt in the nose.

T: Chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, a bit tart, some oak and vanilla.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: This version is quite a bit fruitier and has a lighter barrel character than the previous years, and I personally prefer the bourbony barrel aged imperial stouts.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip. Pours the color of cola with a loose head that dissipates towards the shoulders. Nose expresses roast, medicinal notes (tussin), cocoa nibs and tobacco. Taste reveals chalky chocolate, dark fruits, roast and more of the medicinal character expressed in the nose. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with an even carbonation. Overall, an interesting flavor profile, but this beer doesn't really come together for me.

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

500th review!

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown/black with two fingers of bubbly tan head.

Smell - Roasted malts, black currents, red wine, figs, cocoa.

Taste - Roasted malts and dark fruits (figs, black currents) up front, along with red wine and cocoa. Excellent blend of flavours.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied with light carbonation. Finishes with a warming sensation.

Overall - A decadent blend of rich flavours in this porter. I was pleasantly surprised by the red wine character to this brew, which adds a unique dimension to the style.

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4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black with copper highlights and steady beige film with feet.
Giant dark dried fruit sweetness on the nose with maybe a touch of smoke - alluring.
Black grape, plum, some roasty bite, raisins, a fleck of metallic/blood, and a rugelach ending.
Fig Newton finish and tart tannic linger.
Full, well chewy, smooth with no heat.

Supremely sweet and mellow. Time did well to meld this and take off any burn. Almost like a quad with added roast. Deep, complex, and lovely.

Black Butte XXIV from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.