Black Butte XX

22 oz bottle, thanks go out to unclejedi for this as part of Good, Bad and Ugly BIF.
Poured into the Ommegang chalice this appears just about jet black. Even relatively strong light fails to reveal much in the way of red or brown highlights. Head settles to give a thin film of mocha on the surface and in the ring around the edge.
Nose is a mild espresso that is not overwhelming. Gentle but strong coffee beans.
The mild coffee persists in the tastes but this is accompanied by a very warm alcohol. It’s obviously there, but at the same time it is not that hot a beer.
Quite light in the mouth considering all that’s going on, the beer still coats the tongue nicely. As the beer drinks and warms, the beer loses a little of its smoothness and the beer seems a little harsher. Finishes with a tougher alcohol edge than seemed present earlier.

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11/21/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 11.0 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.93
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