Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) - Deschutes Brewery
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Ratings: 792 | Reviews: 95 | Display Reviews Only:
2.7/5 rDev -36.6%
On tap at Hills
It's dark with a little less opacity as previous years, some tan ringlets. Smells of oak, coffee, toasted malts, soil and a little grape pith. Flavor is booze, coffee grounds, oak, tart beer, some dark grape skins, tannic and not very good to me. Medium on full bodied with moderate carb and a bit of a acidic character, quite dry finish. I'm probably not gonna be buying many bottles of this, if any. Sigh. Deschutes is losing their punch for me.
07-25-2013 04:29:51 | More by harrymel
3.38/5 rDev -20.7%
Color- near black. Full dark cappuccino head.
Aroma- Christmas cake soaked in brandy, with notes of rum raisin ice cream.
Taste- A rich desert beer. Starts rich and sweet with overripe pear mellowed by hints of vanilla (probably from the bourbon barrel aging) finishing with an imperial stout roasty cocoa finish. Too sweet and strong ("hot" alcohol esters) for everyday drinking. This is best saved as a wintertime aperitif or survival beer if you're stuck in an ice cave.
Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 10/19/2013.
05-23-2014 19:16:27 | More by utfiero
Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 792 ratings.