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Black Butte XXIV - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

738 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 738
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 109
Gots: 427 | 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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FosterJM

California

3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1722nd Review on BA
Bottle to Woodshop Snifter
22oz

Shared at Herbies Birthday

App- This was much darker than I wouldve thought for a porter. A more inky black color with a huge dense center and no color loss on the edges. The head was a major let down for me. The head was almost no where to be found except for a small 1/8" bubble ring around the edges. No cling or lace.

Smell- The beer gets better with the nose. A bit more chocolate and malt comes out with the addition of the earthy figs. It was slightly dry with a bit of grains behind it, but didnt tie everything together on the aroma.

Taste- The flavors of this one were better than the 1st two parts of the beer. It had more smooth and rich malts with a good amount of chocolate and roast flavors. Slightly bitter and earthy due to the use of the figs. A good amount of flavors combined to be better than the parts.

Mouth- A semi-medium body with a medium creamy carbonation. A bit more smoothness that I was thinking due to the flavors and the nose but still good none the less. A lot of fig remained on the finish for me.

Drink- I will rate this as a 4. Solid but not what I was hoping when I shelled out the $$ for this one. I might have to track another bottle down to sit on to see if it comes together like the others I have had.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 01:15:43 | More by FosterJM
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Deschutes. Review from notes.

A: BB24 was black with a one finger tan head on top. Decent retention, slowly reducing to thin cap on top. Streaky lacing formed down the sides.

S: Lots of roast mixed with some milk chocolate, brown sugar, and some dark fruit, mostly raisin on the aroma.

T: Not as exciting as I was hoping for. Some roasted malt, but overly sweet with chocolate and a little bit of dark fruit, but really not as much as I was expecting.

M: Medium-full bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: Easily my least favorite of the series thus-far, but then again, had the others with some age on them and out of the bottle. Would be interested to try it again in a year or so.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2013 05:16:33 | More by mdaschaf
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

02-09-2013 11:09:00 | More by rfbenavi80
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MADhombrewer

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Black with a dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Leaving a ring around the edge and some lacing in the glass. 4/5

Smell- Odd aroma. Wood, dark fruits, cherries (?) 3/5

Taste- Alcohol, wood. The aroma is in the taste but not as prominent. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel- Thinner than I expected but still good for a porter. 3.5/5

Overall- Not as good as I was expecting. I was very intrigued with the figs and dates but it doesn't seem as they added much to the final product. 3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 16:37:40 | More by MADhombrewer
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Texas

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California

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Washington

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Idaho

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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MrVonzipper

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Illinois

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Black Butte XXIV from Deschutes Brewery
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