Black Butte XXII | Deschutes Brewery

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Black Butte XXIIBlack Butte XXII

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Released June 2010, Draft-only, after a problem with bottles detailed here:

Imperial "Porter brewed with cocoa nibs, orange and natural flavors added, with 25% aged in Bourbon Barrels"

Added by msubulldog25 on 06-17-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap 2/7/13 at Beer Revolution

A: Pours a very dark brown with minimal light brown head. Recedes quickly.

S: Aroma is strong on this one. Yeasty and musty, not in a good way. The sweetness is apparent, mixed with some stale coffee. Chocolate and BA character struggle to make their presence known.

T: Overly sickly sweet, BA quality has faded quite a bit. Dark bitter chocolate notes, fig, and vanilla are also coming in.

M: Medium to full bodied, no carbonation which isn't surprising considering the BA and the age in general on this one.

O: Time was not kind to this beer. I just recently had XXIII on tap and it was wonderful. Aroma on this was off and not pleasant. Taste was overly sickly sweet (in a dark fruit way), that just lingered and over powered the rest of the beer.

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Black Butte XXII from Deschutes Brewery
4.13 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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