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Black Butte XXIV - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXIVBlack Butte XXIV

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

809 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter at World of Beer.

Deep black, with no hint of light anywhere. An inch of sandy tan head is sticky and rocky. Tangled spatters of lace.

Lots of licorice in the nose. Behind is softer, sweeter cocoa, dark chocolate, toasted oak and bourbony vanilla, caramel and coconut.

Nice and sweet. Licorice and some smoke up front, savory. As soon as you swallow, sweet dates, chocolate syrup, toasted oak. A hefty burnt bitterness settles in to the sides of the tongue after each sip. Vanilla bean, dates, chocolate syrup, a splash of bourbon with accompanying heat. Much better as it warms and sweetens.

Thick, velvety body. Viscous. Medium-full with mild, electric carbonation. A meal.

As it warms, there are perhaps a little too much dark fruits. Almost tangy. Very good before the swallow, if that makes sense. Letting it sit in the mourh brings out the best parts: the smoke, the bourbon. Time will improve it.

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