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Black Butte XXIV - Deschutes Brewery

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Ratings: 752
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 112
Gots: 431 | 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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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-06-2013 05:12:29 | More by Pjmjr22
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pukahi91

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-06-2013 01:29:08 | More by pukahi91
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-05-2013 20:44:19 | More by ThirdEyePA
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doughanson78

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-05-2013 03:26:49 | More by doughanson78
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-05-2013 03:21:18 | More by pirmannt1
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This porter pours more black than a lot of stouts. No light gets through, even at the edges. Milk chocolate head that sticks around a while.

Smell is roast, chocolate and dark fruits. Really nice smelling beer.

Tastes great. Chocolate, deep flavors of dark fruits. There is a bit of the barrel and bourbon in there as well. A bit too much fruity sweetness on the finish to be a 4.5. So I am giving it four. Really good taste though.

Full, thick feel.

Outstanding all around.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 03:14:00 | More by Powderhornphil
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bigd03


4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-04-2013 16:02:09 | More by bigd03
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-03-2013 21:42:47 | More by mixed_master7
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a finger of creamy tan head. Decent retention and good lacing.

Big licorice and dark chocolate notes in the aroma. A bit of dark fruit as well.

Lots of dark chocolate flavor up front along with licorice. Similar to the nose. I get a lot of raisin in the back end as well.

Very creamy appropriate carbonation. Mouthfeel really brings everything together.

Very nice. Perfect mouthfeel ramps up all the individual components. I'm sometimes sensetive to licorice flavors in my stouts, but this one has it beautifully integrated.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 17:54:22 | More by jmarsh123
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Misfit_Hiking_Krew

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-03-2013 03:36:24 | More by Misfit_Hiking_Krew
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber courtesy of Levon15, enjoyed at a bottle-share at NEBCO. Reviewed from notes.

A: Black body, brown highlights, and a finger of fine tan head. All right retention, good lace. Nice.

S: Huge licorice, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. More fruity than roasty. Very interesting.

T: A bit of chocolate up front, followed by a hint of licorice and finished with gigantic fig flavors. Super sweet and fruity, very tasty.

M: Rich, creamy, well-carbonated. Perfect.

O: Distinctive and delicious. The figs in particular really stood out, and did a nice job balancing the bitter licorice notes. Very glad I got to try it.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 02:45:27 | More by woosterbill
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-02-2013 23:05:43 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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jmccraney

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-02-2013 00:45:23 | More by jmccraney
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davelag

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-02-2013 00:40:24 | More by davelag
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-01-2013 18:16:11 | More by StubFaceJoe
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-31-2012 03:50:05 | More by StArnoldFan
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Phoenix2443

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-30-2012 06:05:44 | More by Phoenix2443
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juliusseizure

New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-29-2012 18:17:22 | More by juliusseizure
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-29-2012 00:19:02 | More by appetiteforparis
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Perducci

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

12-28-2012 02:55:11 | More by Perducci
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acbe

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

12-28-2012 01:31:26 | More by acbe
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown, garnet highlights; fast disappearing "soda" head. Exotic sweetness, plenty of licorice in the aroma. While the label mentions dates and figs, I don't get any. Maybe some dates but no figs. This is also surprising because date/fig notes are pretty common in beers even without actual additions.

Anyway, moving on. Taste has a good kick of roast and a very prominent dark chocolate note and aftertaste. I like how this is sweet on the palate but clean in the finish. But whatever they put in it, it seems to be muddled. Also, I don't know if any part of this beer went in any barrels but this sure doesn't taste like that to me.

Mouthfeel is inoffensive. Overall I am divided about this beer. What I CAN say though is that it is not worth its price (in bottled format).

3.5, 3, 3.5, 3.5, 3

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 11:25:53 | More by tewaris
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davey101

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz black waxed bomber into a Bolt Cutter glass. Best after: 07/23/13. Thanks Steimie!

A - Pours a pitch black body. Just a slight bit of light makes it through the edges to show a dark brown color. Short lasting two fingers of khaki foam. Decent lacing and retention.

S - Super smokey malts. Burnt caramel, savory black peppercorns, herbal licorice, sweet dark chocolate and loads of figs and dates. Its like a fig newton was dropped into a smoked porter. Insanely complex and unique.

T - Roasted malts lead into an interesting plethora of flavors that weave in and out of savory and sweet. Caramel, brown sugar, peat, black pepper, dark chocolate and rich figs. Aftertaste of char. Taste is phenomenal and just all over the place.

M - Alcohol heat is present but welcome. Medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation.

O - A bit confusing and overwhelming but very tasty and unique. Would certainly be interested in seeing how it turns out after the "Best After" date.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 04:15:56 | More by davey101
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

12-25-2012 01:16:09 | More by crobinso
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DavidST

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter, best after 7/23/13. This ours a pitch black color with a large mocha colored head with good retention and leaves a lacing. The smells are fantastic, I can smell the espresso, chocolate and dark roasted malts from 3 feet away as I pour, up close, I get a hint of alcohol, some dark roasted malts, a little pepper. The feel is thick and creamy. The taste is good, there is some definite alcohol heat, beyond that you get some dark creamy roasted malts, a little bitterness, espresso and chocolate, a little age on this one might tame it a hair, but its still exceptional and has enough going on to balance it out.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 06:24:12 | More by DavidST
Black Butte XXIV from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.