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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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BA SCORE
95
world-class

733 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 733
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 62
Gots: 347 | FT: 46
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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MynamesRickJames

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

05-26-2014 04:26:08 | More by MynamesRickJames
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harrymel

Washington

2.7/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 04:29:51 | More by harrymel
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krl2112

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

08-10-2013 20:41:55 | More by krl2112
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Washington

3/5  rDev -29.6%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.6%

08-11-2013 14:07:17 | More by ShanePB
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California

3/5  rDev -29.6%

07-26-2013 06:01:01 | More by Rish907
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jrallen34

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.6%

10-10-2013 02:21:13 | More by jrallen34
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California

3/5  rDev -29.6%

02-18-2014 19:55:15 | More by eulerthegrape
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

09-08-2013 21:12:25 | More by carlitos92
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

07-19-2013 02:37:49 | More by waltonc
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

09-08-2013 20:58:55 | More by Nunya
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

09-15-2013 14:29:04 | More by rdooley
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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Texas

3.38/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 19:16:27 | More by utfiero
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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Virginia

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 733 ratings.