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Black Butte XXIV - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXIVBlack Butte XXIV

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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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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
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NickThePyro

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-24-2012 03:18:41 | More by NickThePyro
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

12-24-2012 03:14:22 | More by kylemckinnis
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draheim

Washington

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

22oz bottle (best after 7/23/2013) into a tulip. Pours a deep rich brown w/ a thick mocha head, sticky lace.

Aroma is dark chocolate, bitter roasted malt, dark sweet fruit. Smells amazing, deep and clean.

Taste is rich pure chocolate, dark roasty malt. An outstanding balance between pure, elemental flavors. Chocolate truffles in a glass.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied, luxurious. Nice bitter finish.

Overall an outstanding anniversary version of Black Butte porter.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 07:02:21 | More by draheim
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tbeq00

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-21-2012 05:18:11 | More by tbeq00
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JOrtt

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-20-2012 14:21:30 | More by JOrtt
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BobCobb

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-18-2012 09:41:42 | More by BobCobb
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CaliMark

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-18-2012 00:42:45 | More by CaliMark
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Omer4176

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-17-2012 23:29:28 | More by Omer4176
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adkieffer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

12-17-2012 22:54:42 | More by adkieffer
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

12-17-2012 05:05:13 | More by Rhettroactive
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Hatzilla

California

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

Pours very dark with a huge dark tan head leaving lots of lacing. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, figs, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Taste is similar to the nose, with lots of cocoa, chocoalate, bourbon, oak and more chocolate. Medium body with a creamy texure and lively carbonation. Finishes with a dry, cocoa powder touch. Alcohol shows in the aftertaste as it warms. Overall, a tasty sipper with lots going on. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 02:19:50 | More by Hatzilla
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TheSixthRing

California

4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Final Gravity Taproom in Roseville, CA

Appearance - Served black as midnight, full to the brim with no head, only a fine row of soapy bubbles clinging to the lip of the glass.

Smell - The fruit in this beer can be smelled from a mile away! Strong date and fig presence, almost producing a funky wine aroma. Vanilla, anise and/or clove hit on the nose as well. Really complex, intriguing aroma.

Taste - Follows the nose pretty closely: hits hard on the fruity date and fig character, while vanilla and anise flavors aren't far behind. Lesser notes of clove and/or nutmeg. Slightly numbing on the tongue. Touches briefly on chocolate. Finishes sweet, along with faint, roasted malt character.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied and with active carbonation. Sticks to the lips. Nice smoothness and quite drinkable.

Overall - I didn't care much for last year's XXIII; I thought it came across as a bit of a boozy mess. This year's is tits! Complex, without confusion; the multitude of flavors blend with a seamless cohesion. If this were more affordable, and more widely available, It'd certainly merit another purchase.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2012 22:52:47 | More by TheSixthRing
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mbixler

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

12-16-2012 18:12:51 | More by mbixler
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-16-2012 04:35:06 | More by teddyarrowhead
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

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

Deschutes Black Butte 24

Poured into a 4oz tasting glass at iTap Soulard.

Pours black and bold with a nice cream colored quarter inch head. (4.0)

Aroma of coca nibs and some nice bitter dark coca notes are very intense. Slight licorice notes and some dark sweet fruits. Slightly roasted. (4.5)

Flavor is nice and roasty with some nice rich and deep dark chocolate notes. Very chocolaty and yummy. The roasted notes and dark malt notes blend very well with the cocoa. There is some nice vanilla and cinnamon notes mixed in with great coffee roast and the awesomeness of the cocoa. Full bodied with some nice creamy notes and a good roast finish. (5.0)(4.0)

Overall. Well crafted and delicious porter. Great chocolate notes with some mild but yummy roast. (4.0)

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 23:34:15 | More by JoEBoBpr
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zeff80

Missouri

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

Tap at Sycamore in Columbia, MO.

A - Poured an opaque, jet-black color with a one-finger, light brown head of bubbly foam. It left sticky sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled roasty with dark chocolate notes. I think I could detect the figs and dates.

T - Good roasted malt flavor with toffee and dark chocolate. There was a touch of dried fruit flavor. Again, couldn't distinguish the dates from the figs.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A dry-finishing, medium bodied porter.

O - This is fantastic. I love having the opportunity to drink this on tap at Sycamore.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 21:08:08 | More by zeff80
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PrinceDarren

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional barrel aged porter. This definitely ranks very high amongst the best porters I've ever had.

Aroma reflects strong barrel character, but not excessive. Just the way I like it.

Sweet and full flavored without being sticky. Well balanced.

Deschutes hit the ball out of the park with this one. It is to Porters what GI BCBS is to Stouts and it does it well.

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-15-2012 05:52:32 | More by PrinceDarren
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t420o

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deschutes Black Butte XXIV

A- pour produces a nice 2 finger mocha colored head resting on a very dark brown/near black body. Good retention and lacing 4.5

S- cocoa, dates and figs, vanilla, bourbon, and almost like a coconut smell. 4.5 

T- chocolate, dates and figs, vanilla, black licorice, bourbon. It masks the abv quite well but I think the time will do this well. Looking forward to revisiting this. As it is, it's still excellent. 4  

T- very smooth with a nice medium body. 4

O- an excellent beer. Good drinkability given the abv and richness. 4

A-

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 22:18:50 | More by t420o
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awdturboiv

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-14-2012 17:58:22 | More by awdturboiv
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PopnLoads

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-14-2012 16:54:26 | More by PopnLoads
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51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a 0.5L Duvel tulip. Date on bottle says "Best After 07/23/13". Come on guys, I'm not that patient.

A: Black body, medium brown head. Head is nice and dense with very good retention and excellent lacing.

S: Difficult to put my finger on this smell. Probably the aroma of the dark chocolate, but with a slight acidity from the beer, and an herbal quality from the hops.

T: Big chocolate flavor, round a full right up front, as well as some of the herbal quality from the nose. Nice gentle roast with an aggressive hop balance on the finish. Slight warming, but no harshness from the alcohol.

M: Somewhat low carbonation, but a full mouthfeel nonetheless.

O: This one surprised me with the complexity. A powerful, intense experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 04:34:28 | More by 51mmz0rz
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emilylee

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-12-2012 07:11:02 | More by emilylee
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CA_Infidel2o9


3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

12-11-2012 06:58:43 | More by CA_Infidel2o9
Black Butte XXIV from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 754 ratings.