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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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

ABV: 7.5% (Program) Clear dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, moderate to heavy smoke, medicine - band-aid. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet dark malt, smoke. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120928]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
From cask at Borefts. Pours hazy dark brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is smoked and peated malty. Bitter, herbal, fruity, pine and peated. Dry and darl roasted malty into a smoked dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
Cask at Borefts BF 2012. A dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel and light notes of smoke. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and light notes of smoke, leading to a dry smokey finish. Lacks character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25449) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty strong smoky caramel aroma. Fruity malty smoky spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy smoky caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
28th September 2012
Borefts Beer Festival IV. Day 1. Clear dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Smooth dry palate. A little TCP. Sweetish dark fruits underneath. Mild lactose. Semi dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2012
cask at De Molen Festival 2012 ... dark brown... thin tan head ... loads of smoke and dark roast nose ... soft malts ... big smoke ... meaty smoke ... ok ... but really not me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Cask at Borefts. Very dark brown, fluffy tan head. Aroma of subtle burnt embers and charred wood. Taste is burnt toast and subtle nutella. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2012
Cask at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours golden-brown with a moderate, foamy off-white head. Definite smokey nose, subtle notes of ham and berries. Light to medium sweet flavor, measured smokiness, dry cocoa, light dirty bitterness. Light in body with fine to average carbonation. Fairly dry to finish, with some dark fruits, dry ham. Great balance. Good smoked beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle shared with Chris and Ruth in London. Clear dark amber beer with a decent beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, some smoke, caramel, vanilla notes, a bit floral. Chocolate and vanilla aroma, caramel, some smoke, fruity, some vanilla. Decent.

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