Black Butte XXIV - Deschutes Brewery

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Ratings: 809
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 105
Gots: 442 | 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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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.

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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.

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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

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Black Butte XXIV from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 809 ratings.