PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 217 | Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by starrdogg:
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 14:00:59 | More by Treyliff
4.36/5 rDev -2.2%
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
PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.