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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

818 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 76
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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S: Vanilla, caramel, oak, chocolate and coffee in the nose.

T: Chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak and a touch of alcohol.

M: Full bodied and smooth.

O: About as good as XXIV, not quite as good as XXIII. Recommended.

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Fruity flavor upfront with notes of raisins, currants, dates. Then I pick up the chocolate and bourbon with hints of vanilla and caramel with a bit of char. Alcohol flavor and warmth in the finish. It all blends together really well.

Full, rich body and superbly carbonated that gives a smoothly textured feel that coats the palate with flavor.

Another remarkable anniversary beer from Deschutes. Definitely worth waiting a year to finally drink the bottle.

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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.