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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) - Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve)Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve)

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

854 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 854
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 84
Gots: 385 | FT: 47
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malt Beverage brewed with dates, figs and cocoa nibs with 50% being aged in bourbon barrels and 12.5% with black currant added.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 07-02-2013)
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The best Bomber I've had in a long time the big flavors of The Porter lead to a great Cranberry finish that is beyond good. well worth the $13.00

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter from a bomber.

The liquid is pitch-black with no evident carbonation. The head is big, leaves sticky lace, and is light-khaki in color. It looks nice. 4.25

The aroma is dark fruit and dark roast malts, initially. There are barrel aromas and vanilla and faint dark chocolate. 4

Well, as I watch football and am slightly distracted the most notable aspect of the taste is the lingering coffee on the finish. But with a bit more consideration, I start tasting dark chocolate. But upfront, this is a very different beer, as it is fruity, oaken, and vanilla smooth. 4.25

This brew feels big, but it's smooth and viscous on the tongue. The booze is evident but not offensive. 4.25

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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.