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Buckley | Transient Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Transient Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
transientartisanales.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Breakfast Stout, Tugboat Coffee, Maple Syrup, and Vanilla

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#863
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
245
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
50
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 245 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Chuck2319 for this 22 oz. bottle. Split with my wife.

Black liquid flows & brings with it everything noted on the bottle – wow. Chocolate, vanilla, roast, booze, all making love on a flower-patterned futon. Lovely.

Buckley needs some time to breathe, well, like most of us. Cold, the coffee is too sharp, too harsh, but it slowly fades into the shrubbery as it warms. At full bloom, this is integrated beautifully. Coffee, roast, vanilla, & maple syrup, roughly in that order, come smiling across the tongue like a parade of supermodels. Bits of bitterness, leather, tree bark on the finish. No booze at all, except the feeling in my head. Not thick at all for the ABV, this could pass as a bulked up 7.5% American Stout. Drinky. So well balanced that a bottle to oneself isn’t out of the question.

An excellent beer whose flat-top brushes right up against the next level. I’d never turn this one down.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque black with a finger of tan head.
Smells of vanilla, maple, chocolate roasted malts, coffee.
Taste follows, lots of coffee and vanilla. The maple is there but not overpowering,
Full bodied and well carbed. Smooth, well balanced.
Overall a very tasty one from Transient.

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Photo of imperialking
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled spring 2016; drank 7/5/16 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE, noisy dark khaki head; a thick curtain of lace.

Chocolate syrup, vanilla, maple syrup & faint strawberry notes in the nose.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Vanilla, maple syrup, chocolate syrup & fresh earth flavors up front; medium roast coffee bean notes on the finish.

Monster flavor here; a touch too sweet, but right up my alley.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jimmylikesbeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12/30/2018

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a motor oil black with a thin tan head. Decent amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is big black coffee, dark chocolate and maple syrup.

T - The taste is huge black coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and maple syrup.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - This is a killer imperial stout. Tons of rich flavors and with no noticeable alcohol at 14%.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Fantastic aroma with maple, coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. The taste was even better. All of the above flavors were bright and distinctive. The feel was full but not overly sweet. Some heat on the finish but not much for such a big beer. Outstanding.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an onyx black color that swallows all light, underneath a dense, dark tan head. Rich dark chocolate and coffee aromas dominate the nose, and there’s also a significant maple aroma as well as some vanilla.

The coffee is the first flavor on the taste, but the dark chocolate and maple soon follow, and the vanilla guides this to a rich, smooth finish - and zero booze in a huge ABV (14.0%) stout. How is that even possible?

Yet another beer that Transient executed perfectly, IMHO.

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Photo of jmckevitt111
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mando31
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

At last a worthy challenger to founder's breakfast stout has been found, and in its own backyard no less! Now this and FBS are two different takes on the style, with this being the more viscous and sweet of the two. The maple, vanilla, and the fudge pair perfectly with the oat and coffee bitters. Rich, rewarding and smooth. For a beer that is not barrel aged, it really brings depth of flavor.

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Photo of A_Rad
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheStoutHound
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is the best coffee maple stout I've ever had, and even beyond that specific niche, it's a top-notch beer; I don't generally appreciate maple in beers but am open to trying them, so this one was a shocker for me. Exceptionally smooth, very well-balanced, bursting with flavors, and full-bodied.

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Photo of cmukid87
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Buckley from Transient Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 245 ratings