Black Butte XXIV by Deschutes of Bend Oregon is their 24th Birthday, 11%ABV, Reserve Imperial Porter. This beer is quite a good beer
Label: XXIV. 24 years after Black Butte Porter’s debut, our potent, layered, imperial tribute returns. As usual, it’s a jazz riff, guided by the brewer’s muse and the lure of exotic ingredients. Artisanal dark chocolate nibs. Daglet dates. Mission figs. It may, possibly, hopefully, be the best edition yet. But, as it should be, you’ll be the judge of that.
Upon opening it had a sweet chocolate and coffee cake like smell as well as some nutty hoppy smell like an amber but not quite as fragrant. Taste is pretty delicious. Taste of dark chocolate expresso, coffee cake with brown sugar (Like the one the School used to make :P), caramel mocha, vanilla, bourbon, cherries, slight rapberry, biscuit bread, dark fruits like figs and plums like with some earthy hop bitterness. The aftertaste is like almonds, hazelnut or peanuts but bitter chocolate and coffee in the background. I give this beer a lot of credit. It does good to hide the alcohol all too well but also has a great balance with bitter and sweets. Overall a damn good beer if you can find it. A recommended for Porters or Stout lovers 😛