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Buxton Special Reserve III Tsar Bomba

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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial Stout
Buxton, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Special Edition of our Tsar Russian Imperial Stout, inoculated with a 1978 strain of Courage Brettanomyces yeast and aged in barrel for at least 9 months before release.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1342) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
330ml bottle, pours black, no head, Brett stands out, with light roast malt, dark dried fruit, body light, texture creamy and oily, light tartness, its balanced well, and super easy to drink, very light and easy going. Nothing too complex, dangerously drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (157) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Weird one this... aromas of malt and tart... tart flavours, bit of funk, ripe berries, touch of coffee. Really quite thin in the mouth. It’s good, and interesting, but not sure if I’d be rushing out to buy more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1258) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Keg at De Wildeman, 6th July 15. Black, not much head. Aroma is funky liquorice, infused leather, taste is really interesting, bitter and sweet, the Brett cuts through the richness and makes for a complex beer. Liked it

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarcoDL (2903) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
Draft @ Brett Fest 2015. black pour. Aroma of booze and tart, weird. Taste is a bit of a letdown, very boozy and stingy, with an unpleasent sourness and a little roasted coffee. This is more liquor than beer. Expected more from this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5404) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Huge thanks to whomever brough this one. Dark black coloured pour with a lasting mid tan head. Aroma is musty, tar, cherry notes, ashy, roast. Flavour is composed of cherry wood, caramel, musty, ashy roast, Palate is lovely and velvety smooth, semi-sweet, little charred wood notyes in the finish. I dig it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Tap @ In de Wildeman at Carnivale 2015, small sample. Dark color, short brown head. Aroma of roast, funky brett, slight coffee. Malty bitterness in taste, slight creamy, funky notes, bit dry. I always seem to find bretty dark beers a bit unbalanced, going from funky towards roasted and never really mixing in together. Decent enough try though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (7000) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Draft at In De Wildeman. Pours dark brown with a few brown bubbles around the edge. Aroma of Brett funk, tart overripe dark fruit, oak, leather and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scotty001 (286) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Deep dark brown, no head, aroma of sweet berries, dark chocolate, Brett, soft malt. Full body, flavour is highly Bretted, moderately sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3937) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - Nose - big spirit note, fruit cake if you look deeper. Tobacco. Taste - big alcohol notes, olives. dry liquorice. Palate - full bodied with a big dry tangy texture and a dry tangy finish. Overall - like it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (6345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb & Stuu666. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of raisins, raw spirit, funk, prunes. Taste is dry, woody, bitter finish.


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