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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
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740 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 740
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 65
Gots: 349 | 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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Finally after 6-10-14!!!

A - Darker than many stouts. Tall brown head, especially for high ABV and after long aging.

S - Raisin, bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, fruit.

T - Sweet, sour, bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, fruit, fig. Some interestingly barleywine like qualities that are difficult for me to put a finger on (maybe the malt or fig?).

M - Thick and chewy with a reasonable amount of tingle.

O - Interestingly complex. It's a nice change up to bourbon barrel stouts, and better than many of them. Deschutes makes one of the best porters even better. Glad I was able to get a 25th anniversary and have the patience to wait until after the best buy date (that's tough). Prost!

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Black Butte XXV pours a black color with a very small almost non existent head. There is a very warm and sharp aroma with notes of figs, chocolate and vanilla. The taste has a dry frutiy flavor, with bold chocolate and vanilla flavors. Good flavors, very nice warmth at the end. Overall a complex and very flavorful porter.

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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.