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
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
80
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
30
For Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev -5%

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Photo of Lofreqwave
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Almost inky. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Really bourbony. Fudgy chocolate. Vanilla. A little licorice.

Taste - More chocolate than the nose. The bourbon kicks in. Sharp woody bourbon. Licorice. Bitter coffee finish. Pretty sweet.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Boozy. Nothing terribly offensive for the style, though.

Overall - Really good stuff. Good barrel and a tasty stout behind it.

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Photo of Intlpostman
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little Soy Sauce to me.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TrojanRB
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
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 SirBentham
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of roobtheloob
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of mtomlins
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to iguenard for sharing the bottle!

Pours dark with a thin mocha head with not much in retention or lacing. Nice nose of roasted malt, espresso, molasses, bourbon. The taste is of roasted malt, char, bourbon with hot alcohol and bittering hops on the finish. Thick and creamy. Not bad!

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Photo of Absolut
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ilpalazzo
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of masterofsparks
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowmageddon
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tommo
4.42/5  rDev +5%
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 mportnoy
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice cookie dough notes to it.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T_Hass
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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