Black Butte XXIV | Deschutes Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with dark chocolate nibs, Daglet dates and Mission figs.

Added by John_M on 07-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
880
Reviews:
200
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Label says Best After: 07/23/13.

A- Pours a solidly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains a bit before soon dropping to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and light swirly surface foam. Resilient lacing trickles down the glass leaving a sheer ring behind it.

S- Sweet and boozy with a surprising minty quality. The dark roasted malt comes in bringing some notes of chocolate, raisin and char. Can't get over how minty this smells.

T- The taste sort of follows suit with the aroma but it's more of a tingle that comes through rather than straight up mint. It's mostly a dark chocolate flavor that's apparent and creates a super smooth drinkability. This is dangerous stuff.

M- There's the aforementioned tingle and a wonderfully soft creaminess that complements it. Medium-low carbonation and a chewy body.

O- I've never had the base beer but can certainly attest to this complex variant.

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Black Butte XXIV from Deschutes Brewery
4.24 out of 5 based on 880 ratings.
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