Buffalo Sunset | Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Texas, United States
buffbrew.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Ford on 02-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
15.94%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kbenson13
1.66/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had this on tap at the Flying Saucer in Houston.

This is supposed to be a black IPA with coffee. If there's an IPA in there somewhere, I couldn't find it behind the overpowering taste of coffee grinds. If you love coffee, and especially coffee grinds, then this beer will be for you. If not, stay clear.

I like a good coffee porter or stout. Don't get me wrong. This doesn't taste like that at all. There's no coffee or chocolate notes. It's just massively overpowering coffee grinds.

This was a huge disappointment for me.

Your mileage may vary.

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Photo of PhatAtUT
2/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of champ103
2.64/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at Hay Merchant

A: Pours a dark black, with light ruby around the edges. A two finger beige head forms, and recedes after a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: At first whiff, I had to take a step back. Bitter, acrid, burnt coffee is so over powering. Nothing else for balance at all. It is like bad day old coffee. Which makes the nose pretty unpleasant.
T: The taste is no different, maybe not as intense. Though still just unpleasant bitter, burnt, and acrid day old coffee. Is this suppose to be an IPA, or a crappy coffee porter? Either way, not good.
M/D: A medium body and thin carbonation. Thin and watery. Just all around week IMO. Not easy or enjoyable to drink in any way shape or form.

First off, what the hell is the point of calling this any kind of IPA? This is a coffee porter, no matter which way you slice it. Second, even as a coffee porter this is really sub par. Just to bitter, acrid, and burnt. Not good.

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Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.02/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with plenty of tan colored head. Some light pine, roasted coffee, roasted malt, and bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more roasted flavors, almost a burnt aftertaste.

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Photo of Wayne17
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of HipCzech
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Siphon Coffee (Houston, TX), served in a small Pilsener glass. Deep cola brown with a fizzy head tan foam and streaky lace. Burnt, roasted grain aroma with faint pine sap notes. Deeply roasted malt flavor with bitter chicory coffee flavors, earthy hops and slight citrus peel. Just enough malt sweetness (sugar in the coffee). Medium body and moderate carbonation. Unclear whether it's a hoppy coffee porter or black DIPA, but it's not half bad, especially while at a coffee shop.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cvm4
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Bottled Sept. 2013 (I guess Spec's in downtown Houston has a hoard of them)

A - Pours a black body with a lingering dark khaki head. Great retention and lacing.

S - Malty, hoppy, coffee and a bit of semi-sweet chocolate. The coffee is definitely dominate and I'm not complaining.

T - Coffee forward with dark malts. The piney hops are there, but not really in your face. I guess the coffee leads to a more stout profile with the roasted malts than a black IPA profile.

M - Light bodied and medium carbonation. It has a wet finish.

O - You go to Buffalo Bayou's website and it doesn't list a style. I was curious of what I was drinking and now I know it's a black IPA with coffee. I didn't know it was a year old when I picked it up, but I'm glad I got it. Even at over a year old the coffee is very abundant and melds so well with the dark malts and subdued hop profile.

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Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of EGreen
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Root
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of thatche2
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrJunkpile
3.85/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Wardnemisis
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of blp
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Nick_Jacobsen
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Buffalo Sunset from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
3.89 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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