PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Treyliff:
4.24/5 rDev -5.4%
Batch 1, consumed at Monk's Cafe, Philly
Poured into a snifter
A- pours pitch black with a small fizzy light tan head that reduces quickly, leaving no lace and some short alcohol legs
S- dark chocolate with some toasty and smoky malt, the tequila is definitely noticeable with an agave-like aroma mixing with vanilla and oak barrel, dark prunes
T- chocolate and smoky malt mesh with a big barrel presence with the tequila popping through. It's not a lot different than bourbon barrel aged beers, but definitely a noticeable difference with the agave sweetness popping through. Notes of dried fig with a hint of coffee kick in, leading to sweet caramel and more dark fruit on the finish
M- medium-viscous body with moderate carbonation lead to a foamy mouthfeel and a warming finish
O- my first tequila barrel aged beer, and it was welcomed. It wasn't a huge difference in flavor compared to a BBA beer, but a nice change. Another great beer from Firestone
03-13-2014 14:00:59 | More by Treyliff
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
PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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