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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3882) - 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (5013) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle bought at Toronado SF in August 2013. Batch nr 001. Black with a small tan head. Very nice aroma of licorice, tequila and something that reminded of Kahlua. Similar taste, also dark chocolate, dried fruit and oak. The finish was long and with warming alcohol. A great beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
@Gyllenbock 14-11-17: härligt fyllig doft med stora toner av arrak och tequila. Härlig smak med balanserad fat. Stora toner av torr kaffe och bitter choklad. Fin len eftersmak. Het men gott. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Sample from 2013 bottle at Kurtkeller 018: Tequila-aged and Let’s Agree to Ruin Our Evening with Pepper beers-tastic 01 on 11/04/2014. The beer is an opaque black color with a medium thick tan head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit and chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, figs, chocolate malt and subtle tequila. The finish is oaky and chocolaty with a boozy aftertaste. Very good all around.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyan (31) - Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle, batch 1. Bottled 17 May 2013, consumed 26 Sept 2014. Thanks, Chris! Pours jet black with a dense, creamy, dark brown head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is awesome. Rich, dense and layered, there’s dark chocolate, dark wheat bread, buckwheat honey, and a beautiful tequila note, rich with its agave character. Booze is shockingly well hidden. Toasted bread, toasted agave, brown sugar, mild toffee, some earth, a touch of cinnamon. Really good. The palate opens big, full and with a blend of booze and sweetness. Dark brown sugar, toffee, dark chocolate, flavors of German fitness bread and a mild Kahlua note are present. The mid palate is where the tequila character really comes out. Toasted agave, mild vanilla, plenty of tequila flavor. A long, mildly biker, moderately roasty finish with a blend of tequila, caramel, buckwheat honey and dark chocolate are present. Immaculate palate. Exceptional stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a smaller sized off white head. I would say the tequila on more the subtle side and not in your face - which worked nicely. Wood, roast, vanilla and some dark fruits with a lighter alcohol finish (but not 13+%).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
Flaska (nr 1 !? hur coolt är inte det?). Känns att det är en härlig och bra öl i grunden. Men tequilafatet har inte gjort den bättre.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8911) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Tequilla builds as this you sip it. Good drinkability complex and tasty. Ren’s bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bomber shared by solidfunk at the DC Summer Saison & Sour Tasting, 7/12/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head that quickly fades. Aroma of roast, chocolate, buckwheat, bourbon, vanilla, agave in the finish. The taste is bourbon, tequila, chocolate, roast, vanilla, mild boozy finish. Medium bodied, slightly hot. Solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark maroon color. Nice herbal aroma with cocoa and coffee. Taste is burnt espresso and chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5853) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this beer last year. Been waiting to crack it and the wait was well worth it. Black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate, oak and tequila. The flavor is more complex. I get some nice tequila notes up front as well as some smoked malt, ash, heavily roasted malt, oak and cream. There are also some bourbon notes (mainly maple and vanilla) that really complement everything else. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice beer. Glad I got to try it.


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