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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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796 Ratings
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Ratings: 796
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 71
Gots: 366 | FT: 45
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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Poured from bottle best after 6/10/14.

A-Pours jet black nice and thick. Nice thin lacing. Viscous. Low carbonation but retains well.

S-Muted chocolate. Some alcohol presence still on deep whiff. Sweetness lingering from the currants. Some bitter coffee coming in muddled with cocoa. Not much bourbon.

T: Blended flavors but remains nice for a porter. Lot of currant notes leading to a sweet aftertaste. Bourbon is present in small doses. Very little alcohol. Smooth but nothing mind blowing. Some coffee presence but the blend borders on being a bit too sweet from the currants and figs. Still enjoyable.

M: Excellent feel. Very coating. Goes down exceptionally smooth but that tartness from the currants/figs lingers. Good coffee on the finish. Really liking this for a porter.

O: Deschutes does porters well. This is no exception. I appreciated the earlier Black Butte that used orange peel but this doesn't disappoint. The currant presence is a bold move but pays off. Age has done this nicely. I'd open now if you're holding any. Pretty sweet for a porter but very interesting.

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22oz bottle poured into a snifter, best after 06/10/14 on the side of the bottle. Consumed on 8/24/14.

Nice and complex. Subtle fruit notes from the currants and fig. The cocoa nibs reall come thru on the taste. Mild bourbon which I like. Very enjoyable, well done.

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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 796 ratings.