8 Buffalo | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
beachwoodbbq.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout according to the brewer.

Added by MyBoyBlue22 on 02-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,247
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
85
pDev:
6.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
30
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of kmoen
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 Cubs NLDS victory brew! Aged a year and exceptionally smooth!

Very chocolatey and easy to put down. Warmed up nicely! I’ve had better, I’ve had worse. Solid night cap.

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Photo of Frosty11161
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptainPancakes
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMCimpi
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stakem
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber into a tulip, the brew appears black in color with a dark mocha cap that fades to a thin film.

The aroma is pleasant with cocoa, vanilla, caramel, oak and bourbon.

Initial flavors are earthy and meaty then oak, bourbon, roast, earth and char comes into play.

Its medium to lighter in body with modest carbonation. Pretty decent stuff.

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Photo of JNForsyth
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fabiand
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1424IpA
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Intlpostman
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little Soy Sauce to me.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Type: 0.25L-draft (8.45 oz.)
Glass: Panama 66 snifter glass
From: Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.50
Purchased: May 13, 2016
Consumed: May 13, 2016
Misc.: N/A

Snuck out from work on a Friday when I saw on BLAH’s Twitter feed that this became available on the day before. Everything I’ve had from Beachwood has been good from what I remember and this one looked like it would be just as good. Hoping for somewhere in the 4.20-4.35 range.

Poured a pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki tan, rocky head. Very good amount of thick, spotty lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled dark chocolate, smooth bourbon, espresso, milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, hints of molasses and Mud Slide. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted dark milk chocolate, dark espresso, caramel, toffee, light butterscotch, oaky bourbon, boozier than the nose, but does not taste 12 pct., wet cocoa, roasty malts, cookie dough and hints of sugary molasses. (Taste - 4.25)

Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Just a very good beer. Not quite great, but very good. Close. (Overall - 4.25)

4.22 | 94 | A-

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Photo of Tommo
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got this from a friend, absolutely blown away. Perfect level of barrel on a wonderfully smooth imperial stout. Amazing integration that drinks really easy for 12%. Glad i got to try this one

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Photo of Dirtnasty
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brayton
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrojanRB
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Inky black with a thin khaki head. Big oak and bourbon nose. Tastes of molasses and brown sugar as well. On the sweeter side. Little to no carbonation.

Overall a very nice beer that truly showcases barrel aging.

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Photo of masterofsparks
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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8 Buffalo from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 85 ratings