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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: 897
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 83
Gots: 395 | FT: 50
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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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

Well, as I watch football and am slightly distracted the most notable aspect of the taste is the lingering coffee on the finish. But with a bit more consideration, I start tasting dark chocolate. But upfront, this is a very different beer, as it is fruity, oaken, and vanilla smooth. 4.25

This brew feels big, but it's smooth and viscous on the tongue. The booze is evident but not offensive. 4.25

So much to like about this brew, as it's got a slight Belgian feel from the dark fruits and is still very oaken and heavy on the dark chocolate and vanilla. It's just rich on all flavors.

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Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 897 ratings.