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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Appearance: Pours brown with a bubbly tan ring.

Aroma: Banana, chocolate, juicy fruit. Taste. Chocolate, dark bread, banana burnt roast,oak. Mouthfeel: Full bodied modest carbonation. Overall: Very interesting and complex. Between the buckwheat and the tequila fruitiness, its one of the most bizarre strong stouts Iíve ever had, and I mean that in a fun way.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle @ His Great Return Tasting. Thanks to whoever provided this! The pourís deep brown with a tight brown head. Pretty hot, boozy nose. Definite tequila accents. Hot roasted granola bars. The taste is similarly hot. Warm baked brownies, a bit of tart raisins. Brown sugar and earthy roasted malt character. Oily, soft carbonation. Hot, but very tasty. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle split at the Jack is back tasting, big thanks to our host with the most - Deeblo, 06/03/14. Black with a moderate tan covering. Nose is roasty, dark berry fruits, dark toffee fudge, rich chocolate, booze, suggestion of coconut, chocolate maltesers. Taste comprises tequila licks amidst the chocolate vein that pumps throughout, the booze is a little harsh however, Bounty Bar (red wrapper with cardboard insert), light spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. Decent enough impy but a little too hot and harsh on the alcohol front to be a great for me.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermearjay (22) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared with a stranger at Falling Rock Tap House. 2013 Reserve Series, Bottle No. 001 :-) Everything other raters have said is so true....this is truly stunning in every way. Dark, rich, complex, delicious, outstanding imperial stout.....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5104) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
65cl, Vintage 2013, at 13.7%Vol, new exclusive American brew, with buckwheat, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, complex sweet Stout, heavily alcoholic/roasted and slightly woody/fruity, yet balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, WOW!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13343) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
6th March 2014
Jack is back tasting at Bruceís. Thanks to our ever gracious host for this one. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Smooth softish palate with fine carbonation. Rich smooth dark malt, smooth dark chocolate. Little brandy like spirit. A repressed tang that could be the tequila. Finishes smooth with mild spice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Bruce. Pours black-brown with a foamy, beige head. The aroma has burnt wood, vanilla, dark cherries, chocolate cake. Big sweet flavor with decent alcohol punch, bittersweet cocoa, more burnt wood, vanilla pods. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm to hot finish with lots of scorched wood, dark cocoa, earth, burnt caramel, dates. Rich, hefty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bruce. It pours near black with a tiny tan head. The nose is rich, roast, cocoa, varnish, sweet agave, candied fruits, vanilla, toffee and toasted coconut. The taste is rich, oily, toast, treacle, coffee syrup, dark chocolate, some bitterness, light astringency, oak and warming alcohol towards the finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Quite heavy and not overly drinkable. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1002) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle shared by marcus at California 10k bottleshare. Pours black with brown head. Taste is roasted malts,bourbon, and dark fruits

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (561) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
22 ounce bottle at Cap Tapís 10K bottle share, boozy coconut nose, lots of bourbon, some sweetness, some bitterness as well. Congrats bhensonb!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bomber shared by Marcus at the 10K event at Capitol Beer. Pretty black with a slight tan head. Plummy aroma. Flavors of plum, chocolate, treacle and many others - and bourbon! Coffee. Delicious.


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