1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pinko 23 - Flat 12 Bierwerks

Not Rated.
Pinko 23
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

29 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 6
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jmarsh123 on 02-14-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ToddBeans
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

ToddBeans, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of indy351
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

indy351, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black color, with a fine, dark tan head.

Aroma: Caramel, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and chocolate aromas.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Dark chocolate and caramel on the tongue, with a thick, smooth texture. Some vanilla makes its way into the mix as well, as the finish moves into a very strong, bitter, dark chocolate/coffee flavor. You definitely taste the alcohol here, which makes the bitterness in the finish feel a bit astringent, like oils from pressed coffee beans/grounds, and less like an earthy, dark chocolate. Imagine a chocolate covered bourbon caramel, and you’ll know what this beer tastes like!

Final Word: If they ever make this again, make sure you are one of the few who get to try it! This beer was aged in Pappy Van Winkle 23 barrels, which is as close as any of us will probably ever get to that bourbon. The result is very well balanced, full flavored, rich, and complex. This is one of those beers with complex flavors you can continue to unpack well into the glass, and they all exist in near perfect balance and harmony. The effect is like a decadent dessert in a glass, as you’ll find yourself savoring every rich sip of this beer. My only complaint is that the ABV came through a bit much in the flavor, which added a slight astringency to the bitterness on the finish. However, this does not take away from the overall quality of this brew and it remains a MUST TRY for anyone who likes coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and bourbon flavors!

Louisville-Beer-Reviews, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +10.1%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of fleurdelou
5/5  rDev +10.1%

fleurdelou, May 28, 2014
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

TwelveOunces, May 28, 2014
Photo of anhigdon
5/5  rDev +10.1%

anhigdon, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Tittles
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Tittles, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev -11.9%

threedaggers, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Nolen12
4.8/5  rDev +5.7%

Nolen12, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of EliotRosewater
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

EliotRosewater, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of mpayne5
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

mpayne5, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Drucifer
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Drucifer, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of neckbracesub
4/5  rDev -11.9%

neckbracesub, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of jawneyt
5/5  rDev +10.1%

jawneyt, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Dactrius, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of beernads
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

beernads, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of eyeenjoybeer
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

eyeenjoybeer, May 30, 2013
Photo of enelson
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

enelson, May 20, 2013
Photo of Mcvs1507
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Mcvs1507, May 20, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

fredmugs, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Black in the glass one finger head that leaves some lacing

S- bourbon, vanilla roasted malt, chocolate and some slight coffee

T-complex bourbon notes, vanilla, oak, caramel, chocolate roasted notes. Mild coffee.

M-medium bodied not much carbonation a tad light

O- Everything should be aged in PvW 23 barrels. A really good beer.

rlee1390, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of robwestcott
4.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good grief, this is a good beer. Poured at Yogi's during Bloomington beer week.

Black as night with a thin-ish tan head, leaving spotty lace.

dark dark chocolate, two layer cake with fudge frosting. Big bodied, medium carbonation, smooth and creamy. Upon warming a bit, there's a little roastiness and maybe some black cherry in the way way back.

Maybe I better give flat 12 a second look.

robwestcott, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of psmith161
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

psmith161, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of MSandahl23
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

MSandahl23, Mar 22, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Pinko 23 from Flat 12 Bierwerks
96 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.