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Firestone Walker PNC

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
Strong buckwheat stout brewed with agave syrup and aged in tequila, bourbon, and retired Firestone Union barrels, for the Publican National Committee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1975) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
2013 22oz. Thanks to tyrus for sharing. Never went after this as I’m not at all a tequila fan, and the tequila notes really stuck out on fresh 16. This was a different story. I wouldn’t have guessed this was tequila beer. It was more of a perfectly balanced bourbon stout. Oak and vanilla. Smooth spirit. Chewy toasty body. There was a bit of sweet tequila agave on the back end but nothing harsh. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (737) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at all killer no filler. Aroma is vanilla, cocoa and slight heat. Taste is cocoa, slight vanilla, a touch of tequila (not overpowering), a hint of cinnamon and a touch of roast coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5088) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Roasted, tequila, agave and dark malt aromas. Sweet malt, roasted, chocolate, tequila, dark toned flavors. Smooth, age may have done this well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (7441) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2015
I’d had a sample of this once before, but got to split up a bottle thanks to Marcus! As w most FW barreled beers...fantastic nose and flavor. Very decadent. Sweet leaning but the tequila cuts through it as does the dark roast. Nice vanilla bourbon character and a super smooth body. Thanks Marcus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3856) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2015
22oz bottle pours out pitch black topped with a tan head. Nose is amazing barrel notes vanilla molasses tequila sweetness rich chocolate. Taste is so smooth barrel notes tequila sweetness wow this is out of this world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7432) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2015
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 Bottle at apex. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small whisp of head. Huge nose of Tequila and toffee. Fresh huge citrus, lively malty toffee, caramel, huge fruit beer. Awesome. We split the bottle with some cool folks from Nevada. The overall flavor is robusty fruity barrels with huge sweet malty bases of toffee, chocolate and molasses. Damn awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PartyFowle (707) - - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle.Deep black but thin-looking. A frothy layer of tan, one finger, recedes after a minute or so. Sweet dark cherries, roast, dark chocolate, funky tequila, big oaky vanilla and toasted coconut in the nose, in that order. Sweet, funky aroma. PHENOMENAL flavor. Smooth roasty milk chocolate, oats, cocoa nibs, marshmallow, lactose, vanilla, toffee, wheat. Damn. Fairly thin for its strength; a bit watery, with throat-warming alcohol and gentle touches of carbonation. This just might be my favorite barrel-aged Firestone beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5503) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Bomber: Shared by Benzai: Served in a Duvel glass: Black beer with a light brown head. Aromas of roast, poop, chalk, tar, cacoa, alcohol, raisin, liquorice... Strange but ok aroma... Flavours of spice/alcohol, roast, liquorice, wood roast, some tequila, sharp/stingy, less sweet soy, chalk, cacoa... It’s ok but still tastes a bit young... Aftertaste is a mix of wood roast, some fruit tones, bitters, chocolate with a sprinkle of tequila. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (11038) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle @ home shared with Countbeer. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized brown head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, bourbon, raisins, lightly vanilla, chocolate, sweet overripe dark fruits. Taste malts, lightly vanilla, bourbon, tequila comes through a little while I didn’t get that in the aroma, alcohol, bitter, slightly roasted malts. Medium body, medium carbonation. Lovely beer, but the flavor isn’t on the same level as the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7113) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
101 .. . had the attorney’s office in new orleans .. . quite tequila forward .. . a rich beer, but the booziness cuts down the enjoyment a bit .. . happy i got to try it, have always enjoyed the big FW beers .. . . don’t tell me you’re hearing Jesus is Love again when you blow dry your hair....

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