PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TommyLiam:
4.55/5 rDev +1.6%
A joy to drink but a bit steep on price. Cellar for at least six months to lose some of the heat.
A -- Black, translucent brown on the edges. Thin, light brown head with little retention and almost zero lacing.
S -- Lots of vanilla, some tequila and a base of wet quality coffee grounds.
T -- The tequila is bordering the dominant upfront vanilla and sweet roast malts. Amaretto Cherries with cocoa transitions to a finish of very sweet wood.
M -- heavy and structured. Light carb disapates quickly.
A great one off from a favorite of mine. It will no doubt be too sweet for many fans of the Imperial Stout style.
08-16-2013 07:33:16 | More by TommyLiam
More User Reviews:
4.26/5 rDev -4.9%
Well to start out, I am surprised to see this classified as an American double stout. I would have guessed it was gonna be classified as a wheatwine, but whaddo I know.
For a double stout, it sure is light and 'not black' looking. It was a reddish brown from where I was standing, but hey, I was a few beers in already at the time I savored this at the FW Invitational. The head was thin and beige.
Aroma was similar to the Melange 3/Bruery Anniversary beers in that it was full of a toffee and barrel sweetness like an alcoholic box of Cracker Jacks. I liked the aroma of Mikkeller's Tequila barrel black hole, and this one is no different. Throw in some coconut and vanilla in the aroma to round it out. Complex.
Taste drinks frighteningly smooth and is easy to drink for something so strong. Tasted nowhere near that type of abv. Oak is pleasant. Mild cocao contribution to the smoothness and just enough sweetness to counteract any bitterness. A mellow ride, man.
06-13-2013 03:48:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.34/5 rDev -3.1%
on-tap x2; Burgundian
I was out of town when this limited-release bottle whale blew through Bottleworks and I was beginning to think I was never going to have an opportunity to try it until Burgundian put it on tap for their uber-casual 2nd anniversary. Dark bodied and sporting a full mocha head - this beast is heavy on the chocolate, toffee and vanilla. The tequila barrel imparts boozy and wooden notes, but no discernible tequila flavors for me
01-26-2014 21:15:30 | More by dirtylou
3.98/5 rDev -11.2%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Black body. A little transparent at the edges. Medium khaki collar.
Smell - Bourbon. Chocolate. Boozy. Vanilla. Some oak.
Taste - Chocolate. Vanilla and bourbon. A little bit of nuttiness. The finish has what must be that tequila barrel flavor, although I wouldn't call it directly tequila. Definitely something that I'm not sure I love. Very oaky finish.
Mouthfeel - Hefty body. Boozy. Sharp oak. Medium carbonation.
Overall - The tequila barrel throws me off, but the rest of this beer is fantastic.
01-28-2014 02:51:28 | More by Alieniloquium
PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.