Double Nickel Buffalo Nickel

I took a trip out to this brewery awhile back and picked up a few bombers from them after having a sampler paddle. This was one of the beers I didn’t try on tap, but was interested in reviewing.


ABV: 8.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Buffalo Nickel is our Stout that has been aging in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels for the last 4 months, and is finally ready to be enjoyed by the public. We will be pouring our first much anticipated glasses this Saturday Feb. 13th.”

Random: I used to collect coins as a child. I don’t know what happened to them.

This beer poured with a one finger, tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. It left a small crown on top of the body. The body itself was a dark brown that you couldn’t see through and there was no carbonation visible as a result. The nose had roasted malts, coffee and some vanilla and bourbon. It didn’t have as much oak or bourbon as I would have thought or wanted. The taste had a lot more bourbon than the nose. It had vanilla and roasted malts, but not a lot of coffee. It had a certain sweetness from the chocolate as well. Oak and some smoke came through. All of the flavors were a bit muddled and didn’t transition overly well. The body was thick and sticky, as to be expected. It had light carbonation. The finish was lengthy with oak and roasted malts. A bottle of this was $14.99, which came to $.68 per ounce. I thought that was expensive given that this beer seemed to need a little more refining. I liked this beer and drank it with no issues and I would have it again, but I won’t search for it.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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