PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.21/5 rDev -6%
1792nd Review on BA
Bottle to Stemmed Tulip
Purchased at Toronado SD for my birthday 5/16
App- A standard appearing stout from FW on this one for. A good solid dark color, a nice soft khaki brown head, a slight cling and no light penetration.
Smell- I am going with a 4 because it was just a little hard to pick anything out on this one really. I let warm for about 10 mins and tried to get the Tequila and had minimal chocolate aromas. Maybe a touch of lime to go along.
Taste- I enjoyed this one. It was quite different and brought a lot to the table. Many flavors competing on this one and then they all kind of got lost in the shuffle. The oak is really what dominates.
Mouth- A big solid medium body with a medium carbonation level. Delectable creamy and quite a bit smooth. The tequila is there when it warmed to almost room temp.
Drink- I don't quite think this was worth the price I paid for it, wish I would've had it at retail price. Don't we all have those moments though.
05-18-2014 23:49:37 | More by FosterJM
4.09/5 rDev -8.7%
Sent to me and then shared at DLD 2014. 4 oz. in multiple pours in a glencairn.
A - Typical, deep cocoa with a frothy dark khaki head. Looks a lot like Parabola.
S - The tequila spirit only hints in the aroma. Char/ash, dark chocolate, lime, pitted dark fruit.
T - More presence now. Spirity, oak, lots of espresso, obvious alcohol solvency, sultana.
M - Plentiful warming, smooth moderate body, semi-short bitter finish.
D - This is really unique and on-par with the best FW has to offer. Would have no hesitation to try again. Can only really knock the hefty alcohol presence and wondering if it's tougher to keep a tequila barrel in check vs. the usual whiskey treatment.
04-28-2014 15:49:29 | More by Auracom
PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.