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Buxton Special Reserve II Smokey and the Band-Aid

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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Smoked
Buxton, England

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Imperial, Smoked Rye Porter evolved from the recipe book of JK; our Head Brewer. Mashed with malt smoked over a scottish peat burning fire, this beer has a lovely smokey, phenolic and slightly spicy character. Reminiscent of bonfires and Islay whisky.
Almost all gone, get it while you can and drink it whilst the smokey character is still prominent.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a small head. Very smoky and earthy, some manure there also.. dark malts and faint wood. Mild wooden flavor with caramel and rye, some smoky malt notes, maybe some fruits. faint yeast. Very dry and very refined, excellent.
3425

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6570) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2014
330 ml bottle. Thanks olio! Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of strong leathery notes, smoked malts, maneuver and pepper. Flavour of strong roasted malts, tart wooden notes, some red berries, peppery spiciness, Islay whisky, some milk chocolate and grass. Medium bodied and a bit thin mouthfeel. Very earthy and smoky.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
sarauckelman (215) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Dark, thick black. No head. Aroma is smoky and medicinal. Sour and smoky flavor, but the smoke tastes fake; itís not very pleasant. Itís not a porly-crafted beer, itís just not to my taste at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (319) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Pours black, no head. Oily film. Aroma is wood smoke and salty smoked ham, and medicinal. Warming, and very long aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3064) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle from Utobeer, London. It pours a dirt amber/brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is smoke, burnt wood, balsamic vinegar, funk, band-aid, citrus. Taste is medium sweet, light salty, light bitter and light acidic. Notes of ashes, wood, bacon, band-aid, funk, hay, lemon peel. Finishes dry, quite sour and lightly salty. Overall, really interesting and packed with flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (1664) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
The smoke, the peat, the flavor, the palate, itís all great. What might the best is the low alcohol content considering the flavors. Only 7% for something that could have been a lot more than that. Great beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Low fluffy light brown quickly disappearing head. Very dark clear red brown body. Powerful smoke roasted malt aroma. Smooth smoke roasted malt coffee liquorice flavor with a bit of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle 330ml (Saveur). Dark brown color, small beige head. Strong smokey, peaty and leathery Islay whiskey aroma. Medium-bodied. Peaty, even tarry flavor. Rye bready. More "porterish" than "stoutish". Perharps a bit too much whiskey for my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Poured pretty much black with a thin to medium beige head. Aroma of mellow smoked wood, meat. Flavour is smooth, slightly medicinal (must be the band-aid), some chocolate and caramel, peaty, smoke. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014
YNWA bottleshop, Kolding, Dk. Bottled, 150214. Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt and smoke. Flavor with some caramel and more smoke.


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