Deschutes Black Butte XXV

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by draheim, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. JNL

    JNL Apr 1, 2013 Illinois
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    Hit Chicago yesterday. $15.99
     
  2. manjanai

    manjanai Oct 8, 2008 California
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    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:)
     
  3. scottbrew4u

    scottbrew4u Feb 2, 2005 Pennsylvania

    So looking forward to this beer and a big congratulations to Deschutes for brewing great beer for 25 years!!
     
  4. gkoz

    gkoz Apr 22, 2013 Arizona
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    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
     
  5. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Nov 29, 2006 Colorado


    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.
     
  6. TdLJg

    TdLJg Oct 6, 2011 Connecticut

  7. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    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.
     
  8. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Nov 2, 2012 California
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    Grabbed me some after having struck-out all week.
    Mill Valley market, $13.99. I grabbed four.
     
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  9. athenmonk

    athenmonk Jan 17, 2012 New York

    Got a bottle yesterday at La Bodega in Anchorage for $12.99
     
  10. Beerlover

    Beerlover Mar 15, 2012 Minnesota

    Russian imperial....PORTER! :) this is good stuff get yourself a bottle or two!
     
  11. DarrenStory

    DarrenStory Feb 11, 2013 Oregon
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    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.
     
  12. cookiequiz

    cookiequiz Apr 15, 2013 California

    This reminds me of Peruvian Morning.
     
  13. ValleyOfTheSuds

    ValleyOfTheSuds Oct 19, 2012 Arizona

    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.
     
  14. LaneMeyer

    LaneMeyer Mar 20, 2011 California

    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.
     
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  15. joshbhs04

    joshbhs04 Feb 11, 2011 Pennsylvania

    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.
     
  16. HeavySpeedway

    HeavySpeedway Jul 8, 2013 California


    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.
     
  17. joshbhs04

    joshbhs04 Feb 11, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Of course...
     
  18. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Jul 25, 2008 California

    It's July in Arizona.
     
  19. ValleyOfTheSuds

    ValleyOfTheSuds Oct 19, 2012 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.
     
  20. cookiequiz

    cookiequiz Apr 15, 2013 California

    You make it sound like July in Arizona doesn't suck.

    Nobody else thinks this tastes like Peruvian Morning?
     
  21. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California

    Shame they surround this brew with crap...
     
  22. dt_gbpackersfan

    dt_gbpackersfan Dec 6, 2012 Missouri

    Picked up a bottle for $11.99 in St Louis. Still have 2 bottles of XXIV left in my basement too.
     
  23. jono0101

    jono0101 Aug 1, 2011 Missouri
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    where in st louis? i was trying to find this all day on friday, and nobody had it
     
  24. dt_gbpackersfan

    dt_gbpackersfan Dec 6, 2012 Missouri

    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.
     
  25. RangnaR

    RangnaR Dec 17, 2012 California

    Is it? Or is it just really fortuitous camoflauge?
     
  26. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California

    Touche
     
  27. RangnaR

    RangnaR Dec 17, 2012 California

    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.
     
  28. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
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    Is this popping up online at all?
     
  29. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    Lukas sent out an email on Friday saying that they had it.
     
  30. jono0101

    jono0101 Aug 1, 2011 Missouri
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    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
     
  31. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    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.
     
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  32. texasdrugaddict

    texasdrugaddict Oct 11, 2012 New Mexico

    Letspour just put it up again right now
     
  33. robieobie1

    robieobie1 Mar 2, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    in a 32 oz growler though
     
  34. zencigar

    zencigar Aug 3, 2011 North Carolina



    Holy crap. just tried to put in an order. you aren't lying about the shipping prices. makes lets pour seem reasonable!
     
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  35. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    But hey, if you order $300 worth, shipping is FREEEEE! :rolleyes:
     
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  36. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    Back in stock at LetsPour for anyone interested:

    http://www.letspour.com/deals/949

    Please buy it all so I'm not tempted to get another when I get paid tomorrow. :)
     
  37. danwho

    danwho Feb 18, 2010 California
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    $16.99 at Whole Foods in La Jolla, (typed with pinky fingers raised and nose tilted slightly up.)
     
  38. HeavySpeedway

    HeavySpeedway Jul 8, 2013 California


    Well, I guess it is gone by now.
     
  39. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Jul 13, 2012 California
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  40. Rish907

    Rish907 Jun 14, 2013 California

    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.
     
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