PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jdhowe:
4.36/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Batch 001, enjoyed 7 March 2013 at Falling Rock Taproom in Denver, CO.
A: Pours an opaque black with brown-tinged light visible through the edges. 1/2 finger of mocha colored head quickly dissipates to a thin ring. No lacing.
S: Strong aromas up front of tequila/agave, coffee, caramel, alcohol, molasses, and mild cocoa powder. Chocolate emerges more as it warms, and tequila becomes quite strong.
T/M: Wow, this is a huge beer. Strong roasty and chocolatey flavors are accompanied by a strong tequila presence. Huge smooth tequila character is present throughout the beer, leading into a coffee roasty finish. The alcohol in the beer is highly evident and it imparts a coolness to drinking from the volatility. Tequila and chocolate open up with warming, and a mild coconut emerges. Mouthfeel is thick, coating, with low to moderate carbonation. Lightly astringent and very sweet.
O: This is a really enjoyable beer with a very prominent tequila flavor. While tequila is not really my thing, I really enjoyed this beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 06:49:29 | More by jdhowe
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4.3/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a tulip glass. No noticeable head, very black, some nice tan swirls on top with bubbles clinging to the side.
Smells really sweet. Some chocolate, oak, some small amount of tequila.
Taste is pretty sweet. Very dry finish. Chocolate and brown sugar is very dominant, tequila is there, nice oak notes. Something bitter that lingers at the end, too. Very sweet, happy to be splitting a bottle. Pretty interesting taste here. The alcohol shows up but it's not overpowering.
Pretty thick mouthfeel, coats the whole mouth and leaves that dry finish. Very warming and sticky. Probably it's best feature.
It's a decent beer, was hoping to pick up some more of the tequila barrels, they are mixed in with the base beer. Overall it's good, and happy I got to try it.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2014 17:20:10 | More by Mikeypnh
PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.