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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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95
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846 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 81
Gots: 384 | FT: 48
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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Served in a snifter from a bomber.

The liquid is pitch-black with no evident carbonation. The head is big, leaves sticky lace, and is light-khaki in color. It looks nice. 4.25

The aroma is dark fruit and dark roast malts, initially. There are barrel aromas and vanilla and faint dark chocolate. 4

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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.