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Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by draheim, Jun 21, 2013.
Hit Chicago yesterday. $15.99
I must agree there are no difference in style btw stouts and porters because both are dark beer made using roasted malt or roasted barley, hops, water and yeast. Stouts were traditionally the generic term for the strongest or stoutest porters; hence stouts are porters, a strong porter. So it's other way around, brewery usually call their strong porters 'Stouts'; hence BBXXV in style is a stout but Dechutes calls it a porter, a very yummy porter indeed
Re: Re: talking about BB XIII, BBXIV, and BBXV, wow good luck finding them they are impossible to find now and way past it's prime
So looking forward to this beer and a big congratulations to Deschutes for brewing great beer for 25 years!!
thought it was good, but 15.99 is a bit steep. bought two so we'll see how the other one is in a few months
Better than Parabola..?? I'd say they're close. Maybe prefer Abyss slightly. I'd say you could certainly age one, but it's already been aged for you, and is ready to drink now. But two bottles, age one, and drink one.
This just hit St. Louis today but $15.99 is a bit steep for me, especially when I can still get Stone Espresso IRS for $6.99.
Grabbed me some after having struck-out all week.
Mill Valley market, $13.99. I grabbed four.
Got a bottle yesterday at La Bodega in Anchorage for $12.99
Russian imperial....PORTER! this is good stuff get yourself a bottle or two!
Just last night I was drinking XXV and was thinking how I think I prefer Abyss over XXV. What's funny to me is that I can actually taste standard Black Butte more in Abyss than I can in XXV. As far as Parabola goes, just based on memory from when I had it a couple months ago, I would say Parabola had more of a "hot" bourbon taste and XXV had more of a tart thing going on. I found Parabola to be more of a "sipper" and XXV more easy drinking.
This reminds me of Peruvian Morning.
Very surprised by these $15.99 prices... Just picked up a bottle for $10.99 today. Also picked up a bottle of XXIV for $13.99 yesterday.
Just popped open my first XXV tonight. Sipping on it as I type. Not what I expected at all, very different from the last two releases which I had. Tart flavor is really coming through pretty strong on this one. Also fairly bitter. Strange tasting beer. Not sure if I like it or not. Will have to take some more sips and see how it grows on me.
Looking for this and W00T stout at total wine today. The guy in front of me grabbed the last 5 bottles of XXV! Dick lol.
More proof that LA drinkers are pantywaists. If somebody in San Diego had 5 bottles of a Whale, 2 things would happen:
1. He'd be told to take at least 3 bottlers back to the shelvers,
2. somebody behind the would beat him up.
It's July in Arizona.
You make it sound like people are slashing the prices because it won't sell when in reality, many places had a one bottle limit with the bottles hidden away in the back and many places have been sold out for over a week.
You make it sound like July in Arizona doesn't suck.
Nobody else thinks this tastes like Peruvian Morning?
Shame they surround this brew with crap...
Picked up a bottle for $11.99 in St Louis. Still have 2 bottles of XXIV left in my basement too.
where in st louis? i was trying to find this all day on friday, and nobody had it
Just saw your post - put my order online at The Wine and Cheese Place. I think Lukas Liquor in Ellisville might have some. Also check Randall's - last year they had XXIV around for months after release.
Is it? Or is it just really fortuitous camoflauge?
I would be more concerned if flavors could leech from nearby bottles. Then you might need to squeeze some lime into your Black Butte XXV.
Is this popping up online at all?
Lukas sent out an email on Friday saying that they had it.
cool thanks, i just missed out on wine and cheese, but randalls and lukas were the two stores i didnt get a chance to stop at, ill check them out this week
I got mine from LetsPour, but that was a while ago. This is the only place I know of off hand:
http://www.craftbeerkings.com/deschutes/black butte XXV
EDIT: Beware of the shipping prices there, though. They can get brutal.
Letspour just put it up again right now
in a 32 oz growler though
Holy crap. just tried to put in an order. you aren't lying about the shipping prices. makes lets pour seem reasonable!
But hey, if you order $300 worth, shipping is FREEEEE!
Back in stock at LetsPour for anyone interested:
Please buy it all so I'm not tempted to get another when I get paid tomorrow.
$16.99 at Whole Foods in La Jolla, (typed with pinky fingers raised and nose tilted slightly up.)
Well, I guess it is gone by now.
I tried it on tap at Haven Gastropub in Orange and was very dissapointed. Very sour notes and to viscous.. Hope the XXIV is better. Have a few bottles in the cellar.