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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

820 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 78
Gots: 374 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

MynamesRickJames, May 26, 2014
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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.

harrymel, Jul 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

krl2112, Aug 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

devlishdamsel, Jul 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

ShanePB, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

Rish907, Jul 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

abond_007, Aug 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

Jaywalsh20, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

jrallen34, Oct 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

EmptyPockets, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

eulerthegrape, Feb 18, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -26.8%

Jufu07, Sep 02, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -24.9%

blee0891, Aug 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

carlitos92, Sep 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

waltonc, Jul 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Nunya, Sep 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

rdooley, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Zoso2772, Sep 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Beerlover, May 26, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -23%

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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.

utfiero, May 23, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -20.2%

Pour is dark brown, almost black, with a good bit of light brown head. Nose has a bit of licorice, medium roast, sugary berry sweetness and a touch of green apple. Taste is roasty mid palate, heavy berry sweetness and a touch of green apple. Mild acidity and an extremely full creamy body.

cpetrone84, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

DerekQXQX, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

GRG1313, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

ChrisWood6000, Dec 24, 2013
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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.