Red Velvet - Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Gagnonsux on 12-24-2013

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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 11
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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber pours a dark brown color with a very thin tan head. Decent retention though.

Nose is a nice blend of sweet chocolate, almond milk and light roast. Smells pretty simplistic and tasty.

Taste is not quite following the nose...a bit more dry and roasty with a nutty, tannic edge to it. Hops are fairly assertive with a leafy bitterness that is accentuated by the roast. Mouthfeel is a little thin and could use more carbonation and sweet body. A little over attenuated it would seem and some sweetness would go a ways in this beer. I do think this one might benefit from a few months in the cellar and wouldnt be surprised if it was better in a year or so.

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a tremendous black with a nice this short lived head that is the color of dark chocolate with a decent fine lacing down the glass.

The nose is a sweet fruity and tart with notes of spice, coffee and caramel. The hops blend nicely and are subtle.

The taste is more like an imperial stout that has bit more complexity to the flavors. The finish even has a hint of what seem like frosting. So I guess you can declare the cake reference a success.

The mouthfeel is a bit more watery that I expect in a stout. Not terrible but not great, nearly great.

Overall it is a very drinkable beer and rather enjoyable. I can see myself drinking this one again.

Photo of BMoney575
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 5-9-15
Dated January 2015

Appearance: pours completely opaque and black, with a filmy tan head that clings to the sides. Seems thinner than expected.

Smell: very sweet, lots of earthiness from the cherries. It gets a little deeper if you look for it, but the cherries stay prominent.

Taste: all coffee/chocolate up front, then lots of acid and bitterness from the cherries. The aftertaste is bitter coffee, and lingers.

Mouthfeel: a little too thin. the flavors pass quickly, leaving only the bitterness.

Overal: a good candidate for the cellar. Some time may open up the flavors and add some needed smoothness.

Photo of beeragent
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep brown, almost black, with ruby hues when held to the light. Minimal lace on the glass.

S - Very light aroma consisting of roasted malt, chocolate, and cherry tartness.

T - Roasted malt, milk chocolate, and cherry flavoring in the finish. Much the same as the aroma.

M - Medium bodied, but a little thin for a stout. Average carbonation.

O - I expected this beer to be less than stellar after reading some of the previous reviews, but I actually found this quite enjoyable. Good flavor and the cherry added adds a bit of unique quality to it. Overall, I would buy it again!

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quick review here. I didn't get much from the nose besides sweet cherries. The mouthfeel was alright, low carbonation, thin. The taste was spot on in regards to red velvet. Lots of bitter dark cocoa and cherry. The beer definitely lives up to the name.

Photo of Premo88
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into mug

L: clear dark brown-red ... kind of purple; looks clear but very dark; small head of brown/tan foam, maybe 1/4- to 1/3-inch; no sticking or lacing but keeps a nice tan/brown collar of foam

S: roasted/burnt malt -- bitter; sweet coffee bean ... but astringent coffee

T: roasted/charred wood; fire wood ... bitter; has the American brown ale/stout burnt taste; slight chocolate aftertaste but not that sweet, more roasted/charred/burnt malt with bitter baker's chocolate

F: full with good carbonation but not overly heavy; not slick or heavy for a milk stout

O: at 16 OG, it has to be among the lightest milk stouts I've tried, and it is not overly sweet ... in fact, it's mostly burnt/bitter wood and malt and tastes as much like a coffee porter or straight porter than a milk stout; too expensive for the quality -- it's not bad, but it costs like a big milk stout and tastes like an everyday session stout. kills me to say it, too, because I LOVE Buffalo Bayou -- this one just doesn't live up to their very high standard

Photo of LittleDon
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As a stout, it works for me. While the look and feel are a bit lacking (could have used a bit more body, less carbonation, and more head/lace presence) the flavors are very appealing. Lots of bittersweet chocolate malt start to finish. Milk chocolate aroma. Not sure it is what I'd expect from a sweet stout, though. Much too dry, a bit much carbonation, and lacking the body. My only other issue is the price point. At more than $10 a bomber, there are alternative options (both American Stouts and sweet stouts) that are better values.

Photo of Meeshfrances
4.51/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth sweet, and fantastic. Made me smile for sure.

Photo of TX-Badger
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with tan colored head, somewhat thin on the pour. Raw cocoa and some molasses on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a burnt type note, like overroasted malt.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.41/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a Pitch black with a Thick brown head. Low retention and lacing. Sweeter roasted aroma. Coffee and hints chocolate noted. Roasted taste. Mainly coffee. Silky chocolate at end. Mild hoppy bite.

Photo of Hops4Pops
3.14/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Tan 1 finger head. Quickly receding. Dark brown reddish in color. Oily lacing.
S: Toasted malt, chocolate, a bit of hops.
T: Same taste as the nose with the hops coming through more in the finish. Hop bitterness killing the balance of this beer.
M: Was hoping for some creamyness but found it to be a bit thin, watery and crisp.
O: Not a bad beer at all. Just not what I was expecting given the style. One person nearby said she loved it.

Red Velvet from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
84 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.