My 2nd chocolate pairing on Halloween eve.
Name: Black Butte XXI
Style: American Porter
Brewery: Deschutes Brewery website
Region: Bend, Oregon
How served: 22oz waxed dipped capped bomber into a Hennepin glass.
My Overall Opinion: Amazing
I paired this beer with: Brownies and Halloween cup cakes.
Tasted on: Friday October 30, 2009
Note: On the bottle it is suggested that it is best to consume after 10/17/2010. So I cheated and had it a year too soon. Now I can’t wait until next year to try my others to see how well it will do as it ages. Wow can’t believe it will get better than this. Great after dinner or dessert brew.
Brewed once for the 21st Anniversary and released on June 27th 2009.
“This masterpiece is a tribute to Black Butte Porter, the revolutionary Deschutes Brewery beer that has excited beer enthusiasts since 1988. This special Reserve Series release is a colossal version of Black Butte Porter. Our brewers enhanced Black Butte XXI by adding some Theo’s Chocolate cocoa nibs from Seattle, dry-hopping it with 100 pounds of Bellatazza’s locally roasted coffee, and then aging a portion of it in Stranahan’s Colorado whiskey barrels. These regional partners provided quality artisan ingredients that give this commemorative beer a truly handcrafted complexity.”