Release Deschutes Black Butte XXV

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

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  1. bigthirst

    bigthirst Initiate (181) Jan 30, 2013 Wisconsin
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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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  2. Smw356

    Smw356 Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 Ohio

    I assume the sour portion of this was pasteurized pre blending?
  3. MarioM

    MarioM Zealot (514) Sep 13, 2009 California

    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...
  4. gkoz

    gkoz Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 Arizona
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    i've had two bottles and both were good. not the greatest beer ive ever had but it was enjoyable
  5. pattermj

    pattermj Initiate (189) May 31, 2008 Virginia

    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.
  6. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,487) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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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.

    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.
  7. errantnight

    errantnight Savant (983) Jul 7, 2005 Iowa
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    Says the dude who clearly didn't read the link he's responding to.
  8. HeavySpeedway

    HeavySpeedway Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2013 California

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

    SatlyMalty Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Washington

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

    TTC Initiate (77) Jul 16, 2013 California
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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.
  11. Atreyufan31

    Atreyufan31 Initiate (157) Jul 28, 2011 California
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    So cal locations?
  12. TTC

    TTC Initiate (77) Jul 16, 2013 California
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    Yea Southern Cali
  13. Spinaltapped

    Spinaltapped Disciple (331) Oct 24, 2013 Illinois
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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... :slight_frown:
  14. ValleyOfTheSuds

    ValleyOfTheSuds Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Arizona

    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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  15. Spinaltapped

    Spinaltapped Disciple (331) Oct 24, 2013 Illinois
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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.
  16. dfree23

    dfree23 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Texas

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

    dianimal Initiate (161) Apr 18, 2012 California

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

    atomic Disciple (332) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Why is everyone trying to unload these? They were great, and a good value for the money IMO.
  19. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Oregon
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    I thought this was a great beer, have 5 in the cellar.
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  20. theCoder

    theCoder Disciple (393) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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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)
  21. Rizalini

    Rizalini Zealot (537) Jan 20, 2011 Nevada
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    I do, I do!
  22. Spinaltapped

    Spinaltapped Disciple (331) Oct 24, 2013 Illinois
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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?
  23. SLOCruzin

    SLOCruzin Aspirant (226) Sep 30, 2013 California
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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.
  24. nxcess

    nxcess Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2013 Texas

    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.
  25. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Oregon
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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.
  26. Heretic42

    Heretic42 Devotee (411) Aug 31, 2011 Texas
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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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