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Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
Black Butte XXIX Birthday Reserve Flavored Porter

Category: Flavored Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.2%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Deschutes Brewery
Black Butte XXIX Birthday Reserve Flavored Porter

Category: Flavored Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.2%
Dark brown color. Spicy aromas and flavors of spiced chocolate, mango anise chutney, pink peppercorn, and nut butter on dry toast with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, appealing, medium-length finish displaying suggestions of root beer float with rocky road ice cream, balsamic drizzled dried fruit and roasted nuts, rum raisin cake, and chili pepper finish. A spicy, peppery, warming flavored porter.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Funky & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: spiced chocolate, mango anise chutney, pink peppercorn, and nut butter on dry toast
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of root beer float with rocky road ice cream, balsamic drizzled dried fruit and roasted nuts, rum raisin cake, and chili pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Bacon Cheeseburger, Mexican Chocolate with Peppers, Beef Stroganoff
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy, peppery, warming flavored porter.

The Producer

Deschutes Brewery

The Producer
901 S.W. Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
USA
1 541-312-6942

Flavored Porter

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Flavored porters are brown to dark brown and average between 5.5-8.5% in alcohol with variations depending on the interpretation of the style. They can be sweet or dry and commonly derive their flavor from dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate added during the brewing process in addition to the standard malt, hops, yeast and water. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Caldera Mogli Imperial Porter, Kona Pipeline Porter and Rogue Mocha Porter.

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