Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) - Deschutes Brewery
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4.24/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Nearly jet black, ring of tan head, some lace as well. Smell is full of liquorice and a deep near char roast, dark fruit and oak, some light bourbon as well as some vanilla. Taste follows the nose liquorice, herbal anise, roasted malts, coffee, bourbon comes across stronger on the palate than in the nose, vanilla, dark fruits into the finish with more roast and coffee. Good mouthfeel, lightly carbonated, med-full chewy body. Solid stuff here, probably the most enjoyable of the 3 anniversary Black Butte's I have had.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 20:42:03 | More by peensteen
4.65/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a mason jar pint glass. Dark black/brown with very little khaki head. Smelled of figs and black currant and a hint of bourbon. The taste starts a sour sweet, almost pear like with an extrememly smooth finish of vanilla, oak, and bourbon. Pretty light in the mouth, especially for the high ABV, almost too easy to drink. Overall, I was very impressed. Lots of character and complexity. It had the expected Porter characteristics with a bevy of additional flavors. Truly one of my favorites.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 01:45:54 | More by OneEye78
4.04/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep black with thin white head. Nose is bourbon forward with oak, heavy whiskey, light chocolate, and significant booziness. Taste is similar to the nose. Starts with some dark fruit, light chocolate, and heavy spirit character. The bourbon brings forth some vanilla, harsh oak, a bit of booziness, along with chocolate and mild roast. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin with mellow carbonation. Overall, lots of flavor but slightly lacing in body.
Serving type: on-tap
02-12-2014 03:32:04 | More by homebrew311
Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.