PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.28/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Sampled this at Falling Rock Taphouse in Denver. Served chilled in a balloon glass.
I was very excited to sample this beer, having heard amazing things about it. The pour is dark...black in the glass with a creamy tan head consisting of small bubbles. The head retention is good, not much in the way of lacing.
The smell of this beer is simply an intense oak aroma, almost completely dominated. There are dark roast malts and subtle tequila, but really this is an oak bomb. It is certainly enticing, and smells wonderful really, but is it too one dimensional?
The signature Firestone Walker smoothness! The velvety smooth body is contrasted with a slight heat on tongue, and notes of tequila in the finish. Simply perfect carbonation level here, with very fine bubbles that helps to contribute to the smooth body. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, berries, agave, and corn syrup all mingle together. There was more to appreciate in the flavor than was hinted at in the aroma. The tequila is extremely subtle....very understated. I think that is a positive thing here.
Firestone Walker's PNC is incredible. Extremely flavorful, and despite the heat, not harsh but so so smooth, and I wish that I could drink this again. I will say that the brewer I was hanging out with just said "I fucking hate Firestone Walker." And he meant that in the nicest of ways...like "How the hell do they do it?"
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 16:08:07 | More by MusicaleMike
4.75/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Can not believe how far down the Top 250 BA beer list this beer is ranked. A group of four of us had this Firestone Walker PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout at Falling Rock Pub in Denver. It was sold only as a drink it on premise bootle. It came in a nice Firestone Walker box with a sheet of paper inside which explained how the beer came about. How a group of beer bar owners from across the U.S., that gets together from time to time at a brewery and make a special beer. The PNC was their 3rd effort and was only available at Falling Rock Pub in 22 ounce bottles for consumption there.
A guy was watching the four of us drink this beer at Falling Rock. So I waved him over to our table. It turned out to be Chris Black owner of the Falling Rock Pub and one of PNC's recipe originators. I got Chris to autograph the box for me before we left. All four of us totally loved this beer. I have a chance to get another one from a friend here in Vermont, and I sincerely hope it works out.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 23:14:36 | More by ricknelson
PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.