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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial Stout
Buxton, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Cask & Bottle conditioned; Regular.

Tsar is rich and powerful, a full bodied Imperial Stout. Malty chocolate, mocha and dark berry fruit-notes preside over a subtle hop profile, whilst a smooth velvety texture in the mouth gives way to a lingering bitter, dark chocolate finish


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long great finish. Creamy palate. World class.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (462) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 13, 2014
dark fruits, coffee, candy, alcohol; black, big beige foam; medium sweetness, light bitterness, light sourness; full body, thick feel, little alcoholic; Overall: beer without flaws, well made

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (272) - POLAND - APR 13, 2014
Barwa: czarna, nie przejrzysta nawet pod światło. Piana brązowa, średniej wielkości, drobno pęcherzykowa, ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Aromat: czekolada gorzka, kawa, palone słody, lekka kwaskowość i ciemne owoce. Zdecydowana nuta alkoholowa. Smak: słodowy, pełny, jedynie lekko słodki, z wyraźną wytrawną kontrą i konkretną goryczką. Czekolada gorzka, owoce oraz zdecydowana alkoholowa końcówka i delikatna kwaskowość.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (228) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Pours thick black, dense tan head. Roasted, burnt aroma. Taste the same some licorice, well balanced bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle, 9.5%. Sweet, jammy aroma. Black colour, seems clear. Big stable dark brown head. The flavour is nicely hoppy, grassy and piney. Sweet and roasted. Does not taste so bitter, but probably is. Low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (2411) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy nearly black with stable dark tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel, fruit and liquorice. Bitter, roasty flavour, with sweet notes of caramel malt, fruit and coffee. Warming alcohol presence. Bitter aftertaste. A nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ffaoe (194) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
strong malt aroma. pitch black in color with no head. taste is chocolaty coffee roasty deep malt flavors

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beholder (44) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 12, 2014
Appearance: pitch black with a thick tan, long-lasting head. Awesome lacing. Aroma: dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee and roastiness. Not very intense, but really good, just the way it should smell. Taste: first comes the intense roastiness, followed by dark chocolate and coffee. Some delicate notes of cocoa in the back. Bitterness is medium. Alcohol is hidden very well, almost untraceable. Some small hints in the aftertaste, but that’s because I drank this beer in room temperature. Pretty warming. Mouthfeel: thick, oily, full bodied, soft carbonation. Superb. Overall: maybe not mindblowing, but almost perfect russian imperial stout. Plus the name Tsar makes this beer even better. Really, this is probably the best way to name a beer in this style. Enjoyed in a teku glass.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HonusWagner (1222) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Has a sort of sticky molasses flavor going on that detracts. A little sweet, with some mild cocoa notes, but I cannot get over the sort of meaty character it has. Not terrible but not my favorite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium head. Aroma is milk and dark chocolate, with blackcurrant Lockets. Taste has blackcurrant to start. Bitter chocolate and piney hop finish.


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