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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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BA SCORE
99
world-class

330 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 262
Gots: 68 | FT: 13
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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IWannaEatFood

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

05-22-2014 13:40:02 | More by IWannaEatFood
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6%

05-21-2014 16:18:33 | More by cnbrown313
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Joe_Mahma

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-20-2014 20:50:02 | More by Joe_Mahma
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-20-2014 02:11:07 | More by Zimm
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6%

05-19-2014 12:46:11 | More by DeutschesBier
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

05-19-2014 01:42:08 | More by mmcnaughton
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Nefarious

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-19-2014 00:21:21 | More by Nefarious
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FosterJM

California

4.21/5  rDev -6%

1792nd Review on BA
Bottle to Stemmed Tulip
22oz

Batch 1
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
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weaksauce

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-15-2014 02:28:45 | More by weaksauce
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Tconroy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.6%

05-08-2014 19:35:16 | More by Tconroy
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DrChadly

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

05-07-2014 21:05:22 | More by DrChadly
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SenorEsteban

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-07-2014 18:16:39 | More by SenorEsteban
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McNazz

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-06-2014 21:18:14 | More by McNazz
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LumpkinBrews

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-06-2014 14:39:25 | More by LumpkinBrews
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DCLAguy11

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-05-2014 15:22:37 | More by DCLAguy11
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BillKuhnel

New York

4/5  rDev -10.7%

05-05-2014 14:02:25 | More by BillKuhnel
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dipaguy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-03-2014 02:29:08 | More by dipaguy
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-01-2014 17:30:53 | More by gr8zehaman
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-30-2014 02:19:42 | More by MattXT
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-30-2014 02:05:08 | More by JSBILK
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

5/5  rDev +11.6%

04-29-2014 17:39:48 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6%

04-29-2014 06:05:17 | More by greenspointexas
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

04-28-2014 21:59:20 | More by gueuzedreg
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Auracom

Illinois

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
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dazedandconfused

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6%

04-28-2014 04:38:28 | More by dazedandconfused
PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.