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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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740 Ratings
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Ratings: 740
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 65
Gots: 349 | FT: 46
Brewed by:
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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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Kuaff

Alaska

4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

The head is two fingers of what looks like cappuccino froth. The body's pretty near black.

It has an aroma of milk chocolate, bourbon, cherries, and currants or raisins (the two kind of smell the same). I think the figs are in there too. Smells kinda figgy. Outstandingly true to the listed ingredients.

Tastes like tart dark fruits and chocolate... milky chocolate. Think chocolate-dipped strawberries or cherries. There's a bit of a boozy bourbon burn in the finish, but I don't mind. In fact, I like it.

The feel is ultra-smooth and velvety.

An anniversary release that's definitely worth trying, I'd say.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 03:54:18 | More by Kuaff
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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.