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Buxton Special Reserve II Smokey and the Band-Aid

 (RETIRED)
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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%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 26, 2013
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Pitch black color. Small off-white head. Smoke, leather, peat in aroma. Peat, roast, malty, smoky flavor. So full bodied. Smooth and silky to drink. Fantastic beer!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
330ml from Beer Gonzo. Very deep ruby with a loose beige foam receding to a halo. Top smoked sausage, Chorizo, paprika, chipotle, smoked ham, background bramble aroma. Smoked ham, cheese, beechwood taste with soapy hop, blackcurrant and a bitter roasted finish. Pure Bamberg. And then some.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (12761) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2013
330ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge)
Lovely soft sweet smoky aroma, some smoked sausage in it. Smooth and full in the mouth, pleasant carbonation. Lovely full roasty body. Smokiness very nice, but I do also see the band-haid phenolic aspect too. Really no sign of 7% at all, superbly drinkable. It could easily be 4.5%. Like the tarry finnish, and though it may be slightly acidic, all I want to do is to drink more of this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (9379) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma roasted malt, caramel, peat, smoke, rubber and medicine. Flavor is malts, caramel, little smoke, peat, medicine notes. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 100613

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14230) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle, 7%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, smoke, roasted malt and peat. Flavour is malt, roasted malts, ash, peat, chocolate, medium sweet, little medical, coffee and medium bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (15907) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, peat and yes band-Aid. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 100613

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
saxo (16099) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are smoke, ashes, little peat, notes of bacon, caramel, medicine, malt and hops. A bit disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15323) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle @ Ynwa, Kolding. Pours nearly black with a ruby hew and a small thin and creamy head. Very vague peat, campfire, sausage, thick caramel and Roast. Smooth and balanced. Wauw. Tasty stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6951) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a dark brown colour with a little light at the edges. There is a thin tan head with some broken lace. The aroma is mildly smoky with some malt. The flavour is medium bitter, with liqourice, roasted malt and chocolate. The palate is rather smooth and the bitterness lingers for a while in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (8069) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
33cl bottle shared with jmgreenuk. Thanks Thin tan head clear dark burgundy pour. Somkey aftertaste. Nice brew


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