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Buxton Special Reserve II Smokey and the Band-Aid

Formerly brewed at Buxton
Style: Porter
Buxton, England


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (648) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (2293) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
The smoke, the peat, the flavor, the palate, it’s 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8904) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle, bought @ YNWA Beershop. Pours deep chestnut. Aroma has lots of smoke, caramel, mild chocolate. Medium carbonation, fine dry and elegant dryness. Flavour has smoke, peat, chocolate, light roasted. Quite eleganåt, but there is a lot of smoke going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour, small beigeish off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, some smoked wooden notes as well as mild rye and resin to it. Flavour is mild toasted malts, smoked wet wood, some fruits and mild nutty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (5523) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with lox head. Nose is on dark chocolate and light smoked notes Aroma is on a oily dark chocolate, brown caramel and coffee beer, slightly creamy, medium smoked notes, medium sweet too, light peated touch finish is nice on smoked notes too with long duration, same for dark coffee touch. A good beer, just less impressive as expected, didn’t get the rye side

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