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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
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Strong buckwheat stout brewed with agave syrup and aged in tequila, bourbon, and retired Firestone Union barrels, for the Publican National Committee.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Draft at Firestone XVI Release. Nose is tequila, vanilla, bready wheat, and light chocolate the tequila and oaky vanilla omnipresent. Very dark brown with a small cinnamon head. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, vanilla, light chocolate and buckwheat with a lightly warm alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (2949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from Sean, shared at the Homer "welcome to California" tasting. Pours opaque black with small brown head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing. Aroma is rich, cocoa, bourbon, figs, dates, molasses. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter, lots of bourbon presence, but well integrated and not overpowering. Not really getting tequila here, but this is a nice beer. Medium plus body, creamy. Crossed the country twice to be shared 170 miles from where it was brewed :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates and figs with earthy hops and peppery alcohol. Flavor is sweet dark malt, vanilla, oak and peppery alcohol, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (395) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Very dark brown, no foam. Sweet molasses, cherry, chocolate. Roasty bitterness, some licorice, fig, alcohol not too strong. Very nice, kind of dessert, but balanced just enough with bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2014
The tequila barrel cancels out the buckwheat elements to make this a war of gimmicks. I taste tequila and some light roast but not an epic stout. Way overhyped and overpriced. Bottle taken out from monks cafe in Philadelphia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1246) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Very dark brown, tan head. Barrel is heavy, bit of alc. Tequila there but not too strong. Vanilla is mixed with choc in the flavour. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at CapFlu’s Blomster Bash
Dark color, close to black. The aroma is chocolatey, a hint of tequila. Full bodied; rich chocolate flavor with a good alcohol punch; hint of barrel, tobacco, liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4462) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Little head with a deep brown body. Nose of molasses and soya sauce. Hot alcohol, brown sugar and coffee grits. Very sweet and smoked. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2946) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle - Sweet chocolate with a nice sugary note. Jet black with almost no head. Nice chocolate syrupy notes, light barrel notes and a sweetness that I assume is from the agave. I don’t get the tequila, which would have been nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Tap at Monk’s, probably 10 years old. Sepia with thin tan ring. Woody marshmallow nose, sweet and inky, light Oreo cookie. Salty soy up front, sugary mid with oats and heavy cardboard oxidation through the barky, dead finish. Slick and full, finish shows nothing but cardboard.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (537) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Over the top - Nose, palate, flavor. Auburn in color, maple syrup. Tequila very evident across the board. Thick mouth feel, hot alcohol and malt finish. Not very balanced, but smooth. Nose of light cocoa, dark chocolate, figs and raisons.

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