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Black Butte XXIV - Deschutes Brewery

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Ratings: 751
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 112
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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EtherealArtistry

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-18-2012 04:16:30 | More by EtherealArtistry
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eclipse54

Minnesota

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

A 22 ounce wax dipped bottle, best after 7/23/2013. Poured into a Deschutes tulip glass.

A dark brown liquid emerges from the bottle, appearing black in the glass. There is little mocha head formation (not unexpected given the ABV), but generous strandular lacing. A ring of bubbles and scattered patches linger on the surface. Aroma is of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, roasted grains, fig, dark sugary fruits (raisin, date). A bit of ethanol and brown sugar towards the end. Flavor is of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, and roasted grain. A lot earthen notes, including the fig and some rich dirt. A bit of candied fruits (date, plum, raisin). Again some alcohol and more sugar near the end. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy up front, but becomes velvety towards the middle and dry on the finish. Rich and viscous the whole way through. Overall, this is a great showing. The alcohol comes through a bit more prominently than hoped, but then again, the best after date is still a year out. If this mellows out a bit around that time, it will be an exceptional beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 01:23:26 | More by eclipse54
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-18-2012 01:15:45 | More by bumchilly25
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H0rnedFr0gs

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-17-2012 19:45:19 | More by H0rnedFr0gs
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-17-2012 13:47:13 | More by Rollzroyce21
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-17-2012 02:28:57 | More by BeerHunter76
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sbricker

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

08-17-2012 02:08:52 | More by sbricker
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mcgwire756

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-16-2012 21:01:53 | More by mcgwire756
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C2H5

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-16-2012 19:54:55 | More by C2H5
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-16-2012 14:41:37 | More by kjkinsey
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azureoval

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-16-2012 03:09:52 | More by azureoval
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-15-2012 02:26:49 | More by ryancl
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BillHilly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-15-2012 02:04:33 | More by BillHilly
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climbeer07

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-14-2012 04:10:57 | More by climbeer07
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GilGarp

Colorado

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

Bomber served slightly chilled in a goblet.

Pours a very dark brown with good clarity. The head is thin and creamy but short-lived. It leaves no lacing behind.

Aroma is really pleasant with elements of vanilla, chocolate, and dark roasted malts.

Flavor is quite special too with notes of anise, cherries, and the vanilla and chocolate I noticed in the nose.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy with a nice low level of carbonation.

Overall a very good anniversary beer from Deschutes. I'll have to pick up a couple more and see how they do after a year in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 02:37:34 | More by GilGarp
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herman77

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Mostly black with just a bit of dark brown. Thin light khaki head that dies off fairly quick. Spotty lacing.

S: Lots of dark malts and dark chocolate. Some dark fruit sweetness. The figs, dates and dark coco nibs really shine through.

T: Again, the dates, figs and dark coco nibs really come through nicely. The sweetness of the figs and dates plays really well with the roasted malt and dark chocolate. Not overly sweet at all, but it is fairly fruity in a good way. Some mild hops near the back end.

M: Just on the fuller side. Average carbonation. Feels pretty creamy.

O: Awesome drinkability. 11% is very well hidden... Wow, tastes like it's 7.5%. Another great Black Butte Porter Anniversary beer from Deschutes

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 02:02:44 | More by herman77
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jag21

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-13-2012 19:02:35 | More by jag21
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Jules11788

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-13-2012 07:39:54 | More by Jules11788
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womencantsail

California

3.35/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is black in color with a big tan head. The nose starts off with a heavy roasted malt component, a touch of ash, and some coffee and chocolate. There is a fair amount of anise, mild dates, and a pretty heavy dose of figs. The flavor is quite heavy on the anise, dates, and figs, as well as the strong roasted malt. Some acrid coffee and roast, a touch of chocolate, light bourbon and alcohol as well. This is probably my least favorite of the series thus far.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2012 04:24:06 | More by womencantsail
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep, rich brown nearly black with a small tannish cap which quickly fades into a ring around the glass

S: Big roastiness, figs and chocolate with light vanilla and coffee notes

T: Nice big roastiness upfront which transitions into a chocolatey, fig, coffee with light vanilla and wood notes with a lingering bitterness, light booze and cocoa. Finish is dry, bitter and lingering and a tad astringent

M: Medium to big bodied, well carbonated and creamy. No complaints and spot on! Tasty.

O: My favorite of this serries so far. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 21:20:02 | More by barleywinefiend
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leodarko

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-12-2012 05:07:59 | More by leodarko
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ZachStone625


4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My God, what a complex beer.

I tried this on-tap at the Deschutes brewery in Bend, OR, and if not a sipping beer for the alcoholic intensity, it is definitely one for the flavor alone.

The flavors of cocoa, fig, raisin, roasted coffee bean and malt all complement each other in a lingering front that is hard to forget. Finishes a warm, creamy, lip-smacking fullness that's like having a taste of 18-year scotch followed by a shot of heavy whipping cream. Delicious and definitely worth sharing a 22 oz bottle with a friend over, with a nice meal of steak, potatoes, and asparagus or something on par with that. It is a flavor adventure in itself, but I would recommend sharing it with a nice meal to get the full effect.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 04:16:58 | More by ZachStone625
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the Portland brew pub. Served in a Descutes snifter.

Devilishly dark brown-black body. Thick cap of creamy, dense, bright sandy brown head. Great lacing. Big malty aromas of dark chocolate, figs, raisins, plums, and licorice. Some roasted coffee bitterness.

Rich chocolate and cocoa nib malt up front. Caramel and molasses sweetness swell, with notes of figs, dates, and raisins. Roasted coffee tempers the big maltiness a little. Mocha finish, with lingering dark fruits. Full-bodied, with a super creamy, soft, smooth feel. Amazing. Happy 24th!

Serving type: cask

08-11-2012 05:55:49 | More by alexgash
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KevSal

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

08-11-2012 04:38:52 | More by KevSal
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whartontallboy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-11-2012 01:02:02 | More by whartontallboy
Black Butte XXIV from Deschutes Brewery
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