Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) - Deschutes Brewery
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Ratings: 729 | Reviews: 90 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bnes09:
4.08/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Jet black ale. Cream colored head on top. Decent retention.
Big roasted nose of espresso with lots of dark fruits, primarily black currants.
Plenty of roasted flavor, mostly espresso and dark chocolate. Dark fruit sweetness, dates raisins and black currants. Hint of bourbon oak. Mild earthy, lady hop bitterness. Well balanced.
Froth is the first thing to hit the lips with an ultra creamy texture. Dense, full bodied brew with a near syrupy texture throughout. Finished on the tart side.
Overall, a very well done flavored, barrel aged porter.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 02:05:36 | More by bnes09
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a bomber from Total Wine last July for $10.99. Best after 6/10/14.
Beer poured dark brown with a beautiful tan head upon the initial pour.
Nose is decadent; dark fruits, chocolate, touch of oak, and vanilla.
Taste has light hints of bourbon as the initial sip was warming. Cocoa is very dominant, dark fruits are present, some vanilla, and enough hopping to keep the sweetness minimal.
Mouthfeel is a tad light but very smooth.
Overall this beer is a fine example of a masterful effort in the art form of blending. Glad i have a 2nd bottle in the wine fridge!
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 21:47:55 | More by arizcards
4.56/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
8oz in a Deschutes glass that looks like if a red wine glass and a tulip has a sexy little glass baby.
A: pitch black with minimal mocha colored head. 11% prevents head retention some. Good ring and lacing though.
S: dark sweet fruits like fig and raisin and molasses.
T: rich and slightly sweet. Hints of dark fruits from the nose, vanilla, a hint of dark malt flavor but very slight and leaves a light coffee like aftertaste.
M: heavy and smooth. Minimal carbonation makes it feel really rich. Goes down too easy, luckily the strong flavor stops me from chugging.
O: epic just like all the BB anniversary series beers. So glad I tried it.
Serving type: on-tap
07-05-2014 23:40:04 | More by N3rdM3t4l
Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
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