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Black Butte XXIV - Deschutes Brewery

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Ratings: 752
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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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-19-2012 16:42:16 | More by MarkyMOD
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best After 7/23/13

A= Pours a deep black color with a super thick finger of head on it that holds great retention and lacing on the side of the glass. The head is a nice light brown color and the beer is totally opaque.

S= The smell is a deep roasty malt character and I actually think I can smell quite a bit of oak in this. I haven't got this much oak from the black butte's yet. The fig and date comes through but not as much as some Belgian beers. A little alcohol comes through as well.

T= The taste is wonderful. Actually among the best of the black butte's I've had so far. The oak and base porter come through very well and the fig and dates sort of take a back seat role. They are a nice addition because they do not take over as one of the main characters but play a nice supporting role if you search for them. Fun flavors.

M= A nice heavy feel.

O= This is among my favorite of the Black Buttes so far. The flavors here are relatively "safe" yet still complex and a great. This works and tastes great. The BB series has spoken for itself.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 04:08:43 | More by jjanega08
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beergoot

Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark brown body with a very thick, creamy tan head. Bitter chocolate, cocoa, prunes, figs, and raisins aromas. Rich, creamy mouthfeel; very smooth texture. Alcohol warmth combines nicely with bitter chocolate notes and hop bitterness.

Wow! A well-done big beer. Wonderful complexity across the board with good balance all-around. The dark grains and malts mix well with the dates and figs used in the brewing of this dark monster. Search it out, grab a few bottles (or pints if you find it on tap) and savor it while it lasts. Should age well in the bottle over the years.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 23:55:47 | More by beergoot
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-18-2012 23:04:14 | More by Eriktheipaman
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claytong

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-18-2012 05:01:27 | More by claytong
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Jmick28

Arizona

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-18-2012 02:03:57 | More by Jmick28
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Altenor

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-17-2012 07:57:22 | More by Altenor
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sprucetip

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-17-2012 05:32:24 | More by sprucetip
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iKrystin

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-17-2012 05:01:38 | More by iKrystin
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stoutluvr420

Vermont

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Jet black with a brown/tan head. Aroma is sort of earthy with dark fruit and some vanilla. Flavor is quite complex with dark chocolate, some sweetness and dark fruit characteristics from the dates and figs, a nice roasty undertone, and some vanilla oak notes. Really nice combination. Palate is medium/full bodied and fairly creamy with some light astringency from the roastiness. Overall this was a little more mellow than the previous Black Butte anniversary editions, but still has really nice complexity of flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2012 22:29:06 | More by stoutluvr420
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cask tapped at 2012 ABR, what a surprise. Motor oil black/brown with a frothy mocha brown head leaving lacing. Smell of deep chocolates, coffee, roasted malt, slight citrus. Taste is phenomenal conjunction of deeply roasted malt, mild and bittersweet chocolates, roasted coffee, dark fruit, and and edgy orange grapefruit pith hop. Bitterness intermingles thought complex layers, mouthfeel is creamy, finish is chocolaty but not sweet. Very good.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2012 17:42:55 | More by JackieTH
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mkotsayfan

California

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a deep black with a half-finger of light mocha head. I have to mention the lacing, which sticks around nicely and also thick and bubbly. The aroma naturally has lots of dark fruit (notably figs) and bourbon, with some roasted malt in the background. The taste has more of a balance between it all - the dark fruit, bourbon, and chocolate all come through very nicely. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with decent carbonation. The ABV is relatively well hidden. Even with all of the complexity, it still maintains that "thinness" which kind of separates this porter from being a stout.

Another nice entry in the BB Birthday series from Deschutes, I'll have to age a couple to see how they do.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 07:01:39 | More by mkotsayfan
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scottiethebody

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-16-2012 06:18:45 | More by scottiethebody
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strongaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-16-2012 05:14:54 | More by strongaf
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Caleb

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.8%

09-15-2012 18:22:48 | More by Caleb
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JonBarley

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-15-2012 05:47:00 | More by JonBarley
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Rinkor16

California

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle open on 9/14/12 with a buddy.

A: Very black with a little head that didn't stick around.

S: One word... ROASTY! It smells great.

T: The first taste to come to my pallet are dark fruits. You can definitely taste the dates and figs. Followed up by dark chocolate and lots of roasty malt.

M: Medium to full body with low carbonation.

O: I'm definitely a fan and glad I bought more than one. I can't wait to age one and taste it in a year.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 03:11:21 | More by Rinkor16
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-14-2012 04:25:57 | More by ReeseMax3
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russpowell

Oklahoma

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

Was thrilled to find this at Macaddodle in Jane, MO...

Pours an effervescent mahogany with several shades of brown head finally settling into a lovely tan head. Superior lacing & above average head retention

S: Bourbon, boozeynes & steel

T: Vanilla laced Bourbon, dryness, carob & herbal & woody hops up front, some figs & cherry notes as well. Some coffee, a touch of caramel as this warms along with roastyness, more vanilla & some woody notes. A touch too dry for perfection to me. Finishes dry, woody, somewhat boozey with coffee & some hazelnut notes, slight booze warmth

MF: Medium bodied, slight but pleasant carbonation, some stickyness

Very nice itteration, this will probably age great, but its very tasty right now, drinks easy for the ABV, much to like/love here...

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 01:42:50 | More by russpowell
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Travisnin

Idaho

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

09-13-2012 05:59:08 | More by Travisnin
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TopicalDecoy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-12-2012 16:15:54 | More by TopicalDecoy
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yemenmocha

Arizona

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

Glorious appearance with enormous head of silky tan bubbles. So sexy. Nose has a deep nougat-sweet chocolatey roasty malt quality to it that is seductive, and much more assertive as it warms (so be patient). On the palate there's a dark butterscotch component, roasty flavors, hearty malt, and rounds out nicely with the hops. Finish is bitter chocolatey and long. High abv is apparent but does not perceive to be anywhere near 11 percent.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 02:34:14 | More by yemenmocha
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brentk56

North Carolina

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

Appearance: Arrives black as its name infers; the head is minimal but the ringlet of bubbles makes a lasting impression

Smell: Very roasty, with burnt dark bread, chocolate and dark fruit elements

Taste: A surprising amount of dark fruit launches the flavor profile, with fig and date flavors dominant; chocolate and charred bread are underneath but the fruit remains dominant throughout; a bit of citrusy hops appears in the middle, adding another element; there is also some molasses that makes an appearance in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full-bodies with low to moderate carbonation and a hint of heat; drinks very easily for the ABV

Overall: Deschutes has hit it out of the park with his year's Black Butte; really enjoy the fruity elements, in particular, that make this more of a Baltic Porter

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2012 01:17:17 | More by brentk56
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Beercounter1


4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

09-10-2012 04:08:54 | More by Beercounter1
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-10-2012 00:12:35 | More by ralphw56
Black Butte XXIV from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 752 ratings.