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:
879
Reviews:
200
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
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106
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414
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27
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Onenote81
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to YumYumGumGum for this bottle in a trade awhile back!

Bottle split and shared with a couple friends during the Packers game on Saturday. Poured my allotment into my Hardywood snifter (also thanks to YumYumGumGum).

Pours a thick, viscous, dirty motor-oil black with a small tan head on top. Fair retention of the foam. Some light sticky globs hang around after each sip. Rich flavorful aromas of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee, bourbon - all enveloped in a sweet scent of fruit. There's something about these big bold stouts/porters when they mix in fruit character that I really dig.

Amazing feel as this viscous beer wraps up the palate in a wash of velvety goodness. Subtle carbonation, heavy feel. This is a sipper for sure. A wonderful treat to close out the night with. Big flavors of dark fruit - plum, fig, raisin. Sweetness pulls through with notes of vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar. Mild roasted quality helps bring this one around and prevents this from becoming a total sweet bomb.

This was a really great beer, and a reminder why this is one of my most anticipated releases each year. Wasn't a fan of the XXIII, so this was a pleasant treat. A wonderful marriage of dark fruits and dark chocolate in the form of a fantastic beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Powderhornphil
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This porter pours more black than a lot of stouts. No light gets through, even at the edges. Milk chocolate head that sticks around a while.

Smell is roast, chocolate and dark fruits. Really nice smelling beer.

Tastes great. Chocolate, deep flavors of dark fruits. There is a bit of the barrel and bourbon in there as well. A bit too much fruity sweetness on the finish to be a 4.5. So I am giving it four. Really good taste though.

Full, thick feel.

Outstanding all around.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a finger of creamy tan head. Decent retention and good lacing.

Big licorice and dark chocolate notes in the aroma. A bit of dark fruit as well.

Lots of dark chocolate flavor up front along with licorice. Similar to the nose. I get a lot of raisin in the back end as well.

Very creamy appropriate carbonation. Mouthfeel really brings everything together.

Very nice. Perfect mouthfeel ramps up all the individual components. I'm sometimes sensetive to licorice flavors in my stouts, but this one has it beautifully integrated.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber courtesy of Levon15, enjoyed at a bottle-share at NEBCO. Reviewed from notes.

A: Black body, brown highlights, and a finger of fine tan head. All right retention, good lace. Nice.

S: Huge licorice, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. More fruity than roasty. Very interesting.

T: A bit of chocolate up front, followed by a hint of licorice and finished with gigantic fig flavors. Super sweet and fruity, very tasty.

M: Rich, creamy, well-carbonated. Perfect.

O: Distinctive and delicious. The figs in particular really stood out, and did a nice job balancing the bitter licorice notes. Very glad I got to try it.

Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of acbe
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black Butte XXIV from Deschutes Brewery
4.24 out of 5 based on 879 ratings.
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