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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 408   ABV: 13.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (4228) - 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.


3.8
neepsntatties (2028) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2017
Bottle shared by AKfaust. Colour...very dark garnet brown with no head. Nose...boozy, with tequila, oak, chocolate pot de creme and raisins. Palate...almost no CO2, but cloying, thick and majorly boozy. There’s dark raisins, Brooks prunes, black currants, earthy cassis with a bite and a massively tight nip and tuck on the finish.

4
Freakout (17) - Alaska, USA - APR 25, 2017
Great beer. Deep inky tone with an amazing nose. Tobacco. Liver and blood sausage . Amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2017 Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours dark brown with no head. Strong young agave nose. Cardboard, light roast coffee. Low carbonation. Medium body. Very smooth.

4
andrewje41 (4159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Draft pour at Bottleworks, from their anniversary party. Glad this survived the storm! Pours black. A heavy booze aroma to this. Some chocolate. Flavor is extremely thick, with vanilla, graham cracker, chocolate, cinnamon, and cookie. Dessert stout for sure, and delicious. Late coffee addition late. Sweet, but not too sweet. Boozy, but not too boozy. Fun, and delicious.

3.8
luttonm (6634) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Bottleworks, Seattle. Ring of tan foam, heavy dark body. Heavy, rich malt and molasses nose. Very rich sip, complex and oddly bright for the abv. Dark caramel, biscuit, chocolate cookie. Cool, light touch for the weight. Cool heavy and interesting. Frosting on your dessert beer.

3.8
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/29/17] Bottle/Can/Crowler/Growler at the RateBeer award ceremony bottle share at Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Black. Roast, wood, vanilla, dark fruits, chocolate, nuts, tequila, sweet, bitter finish, a bit boozy.

4.8
Bule (2239) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2016
22oz bottle of 2013 release. Pours a black color with a bit of head. Wonderful sweet caramel aroma. Smooth roasted malt and nice tequila barrel flavor. It all balances so nicely.

4.3
DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Shared bottle at Craft. Turbid and thick blackish pour with brown head. Nose was dark malt, oaky bourbon, tequila, cacao. tasted rich, heavy malty, with pronounced notes of oaky bourbon, tequila, cacao, coffee, and a dense finish.

4.6
wchesser (2121) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Birthday bomber. Pours oily black with coffee crema colored rim. Viscous for sure but not as thick as i’d expected. Nose is green tequila, rich fudge like chocolate, vanilla, oak. Taste is initially sweet, finishing clean with and slightly bitter from dark and ashy malts. Long lingering fudge, oak, and tequila finish. Alcohol is warming in the back of the throat but not overpowering. Agave presents with an earthy, spicy honeyed note. Incredible beer.

4.5
Marheb (6030) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2016
(En fût à Toronado SD le lendemain du 8e anniversaire): Un très heureux mélange de malts épicés, grillés et collants avec un sucre d’agave, d’érable et de petits fruits sombres. La texture est mi-moelleuse, mi-liquoreuse avec une finale de bois sec. Superbe.


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