Buffalo Nickel
Double Nickel Brewing Company

Buffalo NickelBuffalo Nickel
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From:
Double Nickel Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 8.74%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
30
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 26, 2020
Added:
Feb 13, 2016
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  4
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Rated: 4.21 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.19 by Beerjawn8 from New Jersey

Apr 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Aug 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by chiefz1 from New York

Aug 02, 2018
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Reviewed by suspiciousone from New Jersey

2.84/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Not terrible but the taste of alcohol is a little overpowering. The color is a little less interesting that I would have liked. The smell of the beer is a bit bland but the feel is slightly better. Overall there are many better choices in this style.
Apr 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours very dark with a nice mocha head that fizzles out quickly. Nice chololate aroma, some molasses and brown sugar. Slightly thin mouthfeel, but not bad for 8.5% abv! Lots of bittersweet chocolate, burnt brown sugar, charred barrel, dark roast coffee. Carbonation helps out with a creamy mouthfeel. Overall I would call this the first "session BA imperial stout" I have ever tried. It is good, but I think the brewer could make this better if it were 11%. I like the beer, and bought a few to age. This was not a good idea. The first one I drank had a lot more flavor to it. This one is starting to fade, and the barrel feels more like a red wine barrel than a bourbon barrel. I would recommend drinking this beer fresh.

3:27/18
Bomber, 2016 vintage (fall 2016)
4 rating

Update - 5/9/21. This tastes way better after 4.5 years aging. Flavor really rounded out nicely, tastes like a BCBS. Body even got better!
Mar 28, 2018
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Dark brown/black pour with thick tan colored lacing.

S - Oak, bourbon, cherry, light char, delicate spice.

T - Spicy bourbon and char, no more, no less.

M - Medium body with with some lip smacking stickiness.

O -
Jan 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jan 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jan 15, 2018
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Rated by mattycliff47 from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Satisfying. Although feels like a milk stout getting lost a little bit with the BA. That said the bourbon isn't overwhelming.
Jul 18, 2017
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours black with a half inch tan head. Aroma is burbon and roasted notes. Taste is also burbon and roasted notes but neither is overpowering. Feel is a bit astringent, not too much but keeps it from being great. Overall, a nice drinkable BA stout just not best in class.
May 18, 2017
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Traded for this a while back with a good friend up at the Cloverleaf, as I finally got around to this on yet another rainy spring day. First time ever having anything from Double Nickel as their offerings are not available in this part of the Garden State. Regardless, this was a nice first offering as it had to be one of the smoothest examples of the style that I've had in quite some time, if not ever!

The pour to this was what one would expect from a Stout of this sorts, as the beer was dark, black, and opaque with a moderate amount of toffee head that quickly settled. Lots of bourbon stickiness, toffee, coffee, and espresso in the nose as the more colorful notes came out in the taste. Bitter chocolate, raspberry, oak, caramel, and peat all came out in the taste as the Bourbon came out more but was nicely complemented by the chocolate and berry notes that gave it wonderful depth. A wonderful woody aftertaste served as a reminder as to how this was aged and how this differed from a typical Stout that had stronger roasted and boozier aspects.

Speaking of booze, there was plenty here but it was just the right amount as it complemented the range of flavors without overpowering them. While the fruit and chocolate presence wasn't strong, it was enough to elevate this up another level and keep this from feeling too ashen or sticky. A great brew that came across as an accessible example of this style. Shame that they don't distribute more to these parts!
Apr 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.64 by Moestavern from New Jersey

Mar 12, 2017
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
**
03/05/2017

On tap at blend.

LOOK: dark black, medium light brown head.
AROMA: whiskey dominates,

TASTE: roasted malt, whiskey, pretty smooth.

FEEL: astringent bite, low to medium carbonation.

Very nice BA stout. Just had Weyerbacher SMS before and this hds it's own.
**
Mar 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Jan 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by TonyTalon from Wisconsin

Jan 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Dec 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Eziel from Ohio

Dec 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by Houser from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2016
Buffalo Nickel from Double Nickel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 30 ratings