1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.

PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
PNC Imperial Buckwheat StoutPNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

371 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 371
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 273
Gots: 63 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 06-11-2013)
View: Beers (79) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 371 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Jason
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Callmecoon
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of BillKuhnel
4/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mctizzz
4.9/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of aquazr1
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of BigE90
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Mertzy81
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of doremite
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of jpbebeau
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of kevwcamp
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Reappropriated
4/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ToddO
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of buzzword
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of schinebd
4.72/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Sammy
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of dirtylou
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Photekut
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.