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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: 348 | FT: 45
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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johnnieoz

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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch brown that lets a trace of light through as the offwhite minimal head leaves ample lacing on the glass. The aromas are sweet and malty with just a hint of tartness. Sweetness continues as the brew hits the tongue and just before it gets overwhelming, the black currants kick in to provide balance. As this full-bodied porter coats the palate, the figs and dates blend well with said currant and hops.
This XXV is indeed awesome. As much as I love the licorice & molasses of the Abyss, the addition of black currants brings Black Butte Reserve to nearly the same class. Kudos!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 02:23:11 | More by johnnieoz
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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.