8 Buffalo
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

8 Buffalo8 Buffalo
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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #149
ABV:
12%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,811
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.35%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
85
From:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  36
Gots
  30
SCORE
92
Outstanding
8 Buffalo8 Buffalo
Notes: Russian Imperial Stout according to the brewer.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 85 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Frosty11161:
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Frosty11161 from California

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 12, 2017
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
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-

May 16, 2016
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dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Apr 01, 2015
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Absolut from California

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured on tap 8-9-15 at the Blue Palms Anniversary Party

WOW.

pours a dark midnight black. no head at all.

smells and taste of oak, molasses, bourbon, malt, and espresso.

Aug 11, 2015
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Kramerwtmf from California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Aug 11, 2014
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cbgoods from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

Nov 08, 2014
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Dodgerrigo77 from California

4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Feb 06, 2016
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EyePeeAyBryan from Arizona

4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This really is an incredible beer but only for a bourbon/stout lover. The amount of oak/bourbon flavors that come across not only in the aroma but the flavor as well, is almost too much. I loved it but I can see someone being turned away because it's so dominant. Great looking beer and super smooth but just a bit over the top at times for a BA brew.

Mar 10, 2016
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PG2G from California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 28, 2015
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SocalKicks from California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

Jun 02, 2014
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fureousangel from California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

Nov 24, 2014
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mportnoy from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice cookie dough notes to it.

Feb 20, 2015
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anteater from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%

Dec 14, 2014
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kduf from California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

Nov 10, 2014
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CaptainPancakes from California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 12, 2017
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1424IpA from California

3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 25, 2016
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SirBentham from California

4.32/5  rDev +1.6%

Sep 21, 2014
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yoitsarch from California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

Mar 10, 2014
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allenson21 from New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

May 11, 2014
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JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 15, 2016
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CoolEthan from California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

Jun 02, 2014
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AndrewSmith from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Mar 05, 2014
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kmoen from California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 07, 2018
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Lofreqwave from California

4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mar 19, 2016
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BAsbill from California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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8 Buffalo from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 85 ratings