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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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Ratings: 912
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 83
Gots: 409 | FT: 51
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 07-02-2013

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.
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Pours pitch black with a half finger tan head that retains nicely. Smell has aromas of chocolate, sour dark cherries and red berries. Bourbon is mellow but comes out with mild vanilla and oak aromas as it warms. Sweet dates and red berries are first to hit the palate. Roasted chocolate malt, tobacco, and saddle leather dominate the midsection while very faint hints of bourbon, oak and a somewhat metallic flavor finish. Metallic and slight flavor of wet dog mellow as it warms. Mouthfeel is viscous, creamy, mildly carbonated and sticky.

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Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter. Bottle date best after 6/11/2014.

A: Pitch black with one finger tan head that settles fairly quickly but leaves some nice stringy lacing.

S: Sweet bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, raspberries, currants.

T: Rich dark chocolate and vanilla combined with a slight tart berry flavor. Black currants, and a hint of espresso. Nice little alcohol burn.

M: Full bodied with a slightly oily residue. Average carbonation for the style.

O: Wonderful stout. Nice flavors, and very enjoyable drinking. I wish the berry notes were a touch more subdued and the chocolate stronger, but very well done none the less.

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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 912 ratings.