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Deschutes Black Butte XXV

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

  1. MarioM

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    Wait, ok. Slightly sour Black Butte Porter? Sorry Ya'll but thats a win in my book... Picked one up a few days ago and I's finna pick up a few more tomorrow.
     
  2. bigthirst

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    On vacation in az and grabbed a bottle at sun devil liquors 14.99 (also got fw succuba 19.99)....both of these are outside my distro area so I ponnyed up without hesitation
     
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    I assume the sour portion of this was pasteurized pre blending?
     
  4. MarioM

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    It would make sense to prevent further sour character to develop, I personally though the sour was really faint, but you bring up a good point...
     
  5. gkoz

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    i've had two bottles and both were good. not the greatest beer ive ever had but it was enjoyable
     
  6. pattermj

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    I just had a bottle to test it with some friends and we all thought the sour was ever so slight. It blended in with the bitter without a problem. I am really looking forward to seeing how it develops with a few years, already grabbed 3 more bottles and hoping to get more directly once it hits TX.
     
  7. LambicPentameter

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    Still available at LetsPour, but there are only 4 left (in this sortie anyway--this is the second time they've had it up there), so if you're having trouble finding it, better get moving.

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

    Still available around Kansas City as well. Saw some last night for $13/ea. If someone was having trouble finding it, send me a note and we could perhaps work out a trade or I could just purchase it for you.
     
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    Says the dude who clearly didn't read the link he's responding to.
     
  9. HeavySpeedway

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    This warranted bumping a 3-month old thread?
     
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  10. SatlyMalty

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    Now it's as fresh as ever!
    EDIT: and the beer's good too.
     
  11. TTC

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    I thought this would be hard to find and scored the last two at Total Wine during its initial release. I still see it once a week at various places for $15.
     
  12. Atreyufan31

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    So cal locations?
     
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    Yea Southern Cali
     
  14. Spinaltapped

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    Just found a bottle at the local Hy-Vee actually just now. I'm guessing it was hidden behind a bunch of other bottles, because it was the only one and it was unlisted on the database. Now I just have to have the patience to sit on it for another eight months... :(
     
  15. ValleyOfTheSuds

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    It's still all over the place here in Arizona and I actually just bought a XXIV the other day (while leaving another half dozen on the shelf). Deschutes suggests to wait for a year, but XXV is already pretty great right now. All that being said, anyone want an XXIV and XXV?
     
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    I'd love another XXV, so I can try it fresh(ish) and again in a few months. Might as well grab XXIV while I'm at it as well, I'll pm you.
     
  17. dfree23

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    I have two of these. I'm not planning on drinking, if someone wants them.
     
  18. dianimal

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    I had an XXIV a couple months ago and it was one of the most delicious beers I've had. Yum!!
     
  19. atomic

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    Why is everyone trying to unload these? They were great, and a good value for the money IMO.
     
  20. WelshBrewer

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    I thought this was a great beer, have 5 in the cellar.
     
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    I had a XXIV a couple months ago, I think it was ok. XXV however is great right now, XXI is drinking unreal right now. XXIII I haven't had in over a year but it was drinking quite good then (went to a cellared tasting that Deschutes put on where they poured XXI, XXII and XXIII)
     
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    I do, I do!
     
  23. Spinaltapped

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    So, if I only have one bottle is it worth having fresh or saving for a few years? Is it worth actively seeking another bottle to do both?
     
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    I had the XXV fresh, it was delicious. I've never had any of the black butte anniversaries aged, so I can't comment directly, but I do have a XXIV and XXV I'm sitting on. I'm excited to see how they have developed when I do end up opening them.
     
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    I had XXIV when I first got into craft beer. Had 6 bottles which I drank within 6 months. Many were shared amongst friends. I'd love to get a hold of some more XXIV. I have some XXV being cellared but they're not as good as the XXIV IMHO.
     
  26. WelshBrewer

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    I would drink one now and seek another or a few others IMHO it is always worth getting a few to see what they will do.
     
  27. Heretic42

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    I'd try to find it on tap and failing that, drink it fresh. If you like it enough, you can seek out another bottle to age. I had it fresh and enjoyed it. The beer will change over time, but aging is certainly not required.
     
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