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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with spotted lacing and a dissipating small tan creamy head. Aroma is peaty smoke, ripe dark fruit, pine, red apple, toffee, roasted malt, barnyard, iodine, rye’ish spice, leather and unripe banana. Taste is medium sweet and bitter. Body is medium+, texture is soft/creamy, carbonation is near flat. Finishes initially sweet malty with smoke but ends up being dry with the hops coming through in the far finish. Great balance, body and texture. The smoke never overpowers the other aromas. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2013
Bottle from Beer Ritz, tasted with Dan. Pours a pitch black, very little head. Aroma is peaty smoke, roasted malts, milky vanilla and a little bit of dark fruits. Taste is big smoke up front, with a nicely subtle peaty, whiskyish note. Roasted malts, mocha coffee and some dark fruitiness are there too. Medium body, average length finish. Not bad, but expected a bit more if Im honest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at home, thanks James! Dark brown pour, thin off-white head. Big salty, meaty, slightly sweaty smoke and roast on the nose, just a hint of soft roast barley too. Slightly sweet mocha/cocoa front, quickly matched with intense, slightly medicinal peat flavours. Soft creamy body, lightly bittersweet finish. Really well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6903) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines: dark brown pour with a tan head, big peaty medicinal taste which come through in the taste, like drinking a laphroaig which isn’t a bad thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5076) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at home from drinkstore.
Intriguing aroma of roast lamb and smoked ham with slightly sweaty washed find cheese. Dark brown with ambertan head and fine carbonation, light with medium body. Plenty of bitter roast barley and some cocoa combat the gentle peaty caress and sticky sweet meaty rye. A well balanced brew that has probably mellowed with age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
@BBF12. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt, bacon, smoke and fruity notes. Flavour is malt, bacon and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
From cask @Borefts 2012. Brown body. Low tanned head. Meaty smoke aroma, with notes of mild burnt wood. Light sweet ashy and smokey malt flavor. Dark fruit and roasted caramel tones. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium full. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - FEB 15, 2013
Tasted from the bottle, on 15/02/2013. Pours blackish brown with a tiny creamy head, which doesn't last for too long. Aroma is mild, smoke and wooden coal prevail, with an iodine hint in the end. Taste is a wonderful mix of roasted malts, all that peat/smoked/ashy/iodine stuff and, surprisingly, some citrusy american hops, lovely! Carbonation is low, body is full, alcohol is well hidden. Aftertaste is pure ash tone. Not a big fan of smoked beers, but that one is definitely worth to try. Recommended+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Bottled 33cl tasted at GB RAF. Smokey nose with some horse stable. Pale beige head. Dark brownish black color Smokey and malty slightly sour taste. At the end hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2852) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has disturbingly large amount of nail polish remover and thinner. Some smoke and roasted sugary malt too. Flavour has chocolate and some smokiness. Weird.

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