Black Butte XXIII
XXIII. So where to next? What's 2011's rich, imperial take on Black Butte Porter? Just for kicks, you dream. Orange zest perhaps? From Spanish Oranges. Seville, to be exact. And Chocolate nibs. Pampered nibs from the artisanal alchemists at Theo. Maybe some chilies? Pasilla Negra only, please. That would be crazy wouldn't it? Welcome to crazy. Get it while you can.
Released June 27, 2011. Look for Black Butte XXIV in June 2012.
Rogue Creamery Blue cheese dip with lardons and toasted hazelnuts
Dry aged ribeye with roasted mushroom and veal jus, fingerling potatoes and sautéed green beans
Espresso rubbed beef brisket with Black Butte Porter BBQ sauce and fresh jicama slaw
Crème brûlée with almond praline and fresh raspberries