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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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880 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 880
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 83
Gots: 393 | FT: 49
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Photo of inlimbo77
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz, Best After 6/11/14
Riedel tulip

A: Pours a deep brown color. Definitely some reddish hues around edges where you can see light through. Initially a good finger of medium tan head. Don't get a lot of lacing though.

S: Dark cherry. Dark fruit. Licorice. Dark chocolate. Slight vanilla from the barrel aged portion. Booze.

T: Dark chocolate. Licorice. You do get that tart cherry. Dark fruit.

M: Full bodied but thinner than I was expecting. Very drinkable.

inlimbo77, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of wesside89
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

wesside89, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Eriktheipaman, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of aslamm75
4/5  rDev -6.3%

aslamm75, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Thedaver4220
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Thedaver4220, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of JEdmund
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

JEdmund, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of stephensinner
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

stephensinner, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Jmitchell3
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Jmitchell3, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Brabander
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Long time ago that i drank something from Dechutes...did i ever drink a beer of them? Have to check it after this review.

Sunday night, time for this one to end the weekend. Poured in my Struise tasting glass this beer looks very nice. Deepdarkbrowm fluid with a very decent head. Good lacing after the head disappears.

Smell is nice although i can not point out the ingredients. Should be some bourbon but i could not detect it.

Taste is good with hardly the alchohol noticable. Fairly smooth and silky. The mouthfeel has some bitterness in the end.

Brabander, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of rdooley
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

rdooley, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of bryang002
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

bryang002, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Anvilfarm
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Anvilfarm, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of mpayne5
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mpayne5, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of hardy008
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black, with a 1/2 " tan head, with good retention and lacing. the aroma has dates, figs, dark roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Very nice aroma.

This beer has a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness, with a little tartness. There are dates, figs, dark roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and tart fruit. I didn't detect the tart fruit in the aroma, and it is not real strong in the taste, but it is there just enough to be detect. The small amount of tart fruit is a nice addition.

Full bodied with light carbonation. Smooth, somewhat creamy, and easy to drink. Even though I can smell and taste the bourbon, the alcohol is not overly noticeable, especially for an 11.30 % abv beer. I am glad to have a few more bottles of this beer.

hardy008, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Strelnikov
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Strelnikov, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of lokieman
4/5  rDev -6.3%

lokieman, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

AdamP, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

PKS, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

thinwhiteduke, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Duff27, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of dvsbizzyb
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

dvsbizzyb, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of NSK79
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

NSK79, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of psdonnelly
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

psdonnelly, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of anticipation23
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

anticipation23, Sep 10, 2013
Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 880 ratings.