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Buxton Special Reserve III Tsar Bomba

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12984) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2015
KRS 280315. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is citrus, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is vinous, chocolate, coffee, brett, yeast, roasted malt, lemon, caramel. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mortlach (1387) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 7, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours deep brown with a light but persistent cappuccino head. Aroma of leather, coffee, dark chocolate, hay, dusty cellar. Flavour is rich and complex but a bit messy, coffee, licorice, some sourish notes, medium astringency. High body, medium to light carbonation. Weird...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1183) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2015
33cl bottle. Dark brown layer. Opaque. Aroma is heavy leather, berries, prunes, earth, tar. Taste is sweet of cakes and cookies, chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1426) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (214) - 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. Its good, and interesting, but not sure if Id be rushing out to buy more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1317) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarcoDL (3088) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6088) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5881) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (7727) - 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.

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