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Firestone Walker PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout

Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Paso Robles, CA, United States of America


Vital Statistics

Release: Limited Single (vintaged)
ABV: 13.7%
Bitterness: 50 IBU
Original Gravity: 1.124 / 28.9° plato
Color: 80 SRM

From the brewer

This bold and deliciously complex beer is an Imperial Buckwheat Stout aged in Tequila barrels for 13 months. Only a collection of pioneering, well seasoned, extensively traveled and passionate pub owners could come up with such a notion. Our carefully calculated collision of flavors was laid down in fresh Tequila barrels wrangled over our southern boarder. We simply call this beer "PNC" in honor of it's collaborating creators – the gothic symphony of flavors will speak for themselves.

Average Scores

Overall: 95 (logged 17 times)
Draft: 95 (logged 7 times)
Bottle: 94 (logged 10 times)

Who's been drinking this

2013 release
2013 release
Unnnnngggggghhhhhh
2013 release
Warm full and syrupy bourbon aroma. Sweet cola tang with some finishing tack. Buckwheat cereal comes through just after initial sweetness. Not too heavy and good character.
2013 release
Changes so much over the course of a glass. Complex, spicy and still delicious.
2013 release
Bottle at Home
2013 release
Tangier bite than last time, though it was on draft. Pleasant wood aroma.
2013 release
2013 release
Honestly? Just as good out of the bottle as I remember it being on draft.
Bottle at Xbeer One
2013 release
Impossibly black, with a great, complex spirit smell that turns to smooth inkiness on the tongue. Like most FW beers, on draft it's much mellower than 13.7% would lead you to expect. Nice bit of fire midway through the taste -- the tequila? One to savor slowly.
2013 release
Getting a malty maple pecan tang smell with alcohol burn. Smooth start, really nice middle, love the buckwheat presence. Some alcohol taste at end but pairs with the buckwheat. Pleasant aftertaste. Let it warm up a bit to increase the buckwheat taste but syrup finish will increase.
2013 release
Bottle at Home