Red Velvet
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Texas, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #579
Ranked #24,037
3.7 | pDev: 12.7%
Nov 21, 2022
Dec 24, 2013
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Rated: 3.69 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Nov 21, 2022
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Reviewed by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
An interesting beer. Kinda does remind me of either black forest cake or red velvet cake. Smooth and tartly sweet, quite enjoyable and satisfying in every way.

I agree with the sentiment that it should be cheeper and sold in sixers.
Apr 21, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 20, 2020
Rated: 3.69 by thegreatnicoli from Texas

Feb 13, 2020
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 02, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Jun 25, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Mar 28, 2017
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Mar 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Dello from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Solid stout with some sweet fruity notes, heavy mouthfeel, pleasant fading sweet stout aftertaste, great color, not much of a red velvet taste.

I would love this in a six pack or less expensive.
Mar 07, 2017
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at Siphon Coffee (Houston, TX), served in an hourglass Pilsner glass. Deep, dark brown with a nice layer of tan foam and long streaks of lace. Layers of smooth, chocolatey malt, hints of sweet and sour cherry and slight hint of alcohol evoke Black Forest cake as much as Red Velvet. Paired nicely with an espresso.
Feb 24, 2017
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Rated by ruzzal from Texas

1.86/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5
Must have been infected, but even aside from the sour taste, Gross, done with BB.
Apr 26, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by porterman66 from Massachusetts

Mar 04, 2016
Rated: 3.46 by aknalley from Texas

Feb 14, 2016
Rated: 3.19 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by CTFalcon from Connecticut

Feb 02, 2016
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Reviewed by beeragent from Texas

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!
May 18, 2015
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Reviewed by BMoney575 from Texas

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.
May 09, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Matt141 from Texas

May 04, 2015
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Rated by Meeshfrances from Texas

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.
Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by Lebowskied from Texas

Mar 06, 2015
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

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.
Mar 03, 2015
Rated: 3 by nathanmiller from New York

Feb 28, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Feb 14, 2015
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

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.
Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 3 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Jan 27, 2015
Rated: 3 by CDCNAM from Louisiana

Jan 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Premo88 from Texas

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
Jan 27, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by Mikexw from New York

Jan 18, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Jan 16, 2015
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Reviewed by LittleDon from Texas

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.
Dec 13, 2014
Rated: 3.6 by ericat78 from Texas

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 3.9 by paresis from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by lillitnn92 from Virginia

Nov 19, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by KAF from Iowa

Oct 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Qabil from Texas

Oct 08, 2014
Rated: 3.28 by Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania

Sep 26, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by deadliest from Texas

Sep 12, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by sharpski from Oregon

Sep 05, 2014
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