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PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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PNC Imperial Buckwheat StoutPNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout

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343 Ratings

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 262
Gots: 69 | FT: 14
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)
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

NurseBri, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

funkel81, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

drgonzo2k2, Aug 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

kevwcamp, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

Gilmango, Aug 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

buzzword, Aug 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

mc4z, Aug 03, 2013
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4.84/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the brewery the morning after the FW Invitational cause I missed the pour there. You could definitely smell the tequila barrel in this. What an interesting taste too, as one wouldn't necessarily think that tequila would match well with an imperial stout. The flavor had that distinct bite of agave that was smoothed over by the warmth of the alcohol and roasted espresso flavor. The people who get to try this in bottle at the publican places where it was eventually be distributed will not be disappointed!

bnelson997, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

MarcWP, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

nrs207, Jun 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

jera1350, Jun 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

BARFLYB, Jun 14, 2013
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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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.7%

HuskyinPDX, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

Served in a tulip, black, with tinges of brown around the edges, and topped with a thin tan head that receded to a meager ringlet. In the nose, dark chocolate, dark fruits, booze, and lighter notes of coffee and vanilla. Rich, full taste, chocolate, figs, tequila very obvious and actually well-balanced, with a stiff oakiness from the barrel, dark malty sweetness, toffee, and a touch of toasted coconut. This was a big beer. BCBS-ish in nature (only with tequila). Slick, oily mouthfeel, full body, definitely boozy though, so it makes for a good sipper. Very good overall.

Rifugium, Jun 11, 2013
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PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.