According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Deschutes Brewery will be releasing Black Butte XXVIII, an 11 percent ABV imperial porter that incorporates cocoa, vanilla, peated malt and sweet orange peel. Half of the finished beer was then aged in both bourbon and Scotch barrels before being packaged in 22-ounce bottles.
The Bend, Ore.-based brewery has released an imperial barrel-aged version of Black Butte every year since its 20th anniversary in 2008, and the beer is based on its popular Black Butte porter (5.2 percent ABV.) The brewery was originally founded as a brewpub in 1998 and is named after the Deschutes River.
An email sent to the brewery for additional details was not immediately returned.