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


on tap

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1635) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 15, 2016
0,33 bottle purchased at Johnny Off L. in Rome-Italy, consumed in Kosovo. Bottled July 2014, 18 months old. Pours black with a very dark brown foam, little retention. Nose: licorice root, vanilla, much leather, a bit musty. Also a note of liquor. Nice. Mouth: quite clean but far too watery for the style, perhaps someone would consider this a plus. Again bitter licorice, sourish notes, under spirit cherries. The end is dry with a hint of alcohol. Tasty, not terrific but quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SanDiego1 (42) - ITALY - DEC 10, 2015
In bottiglia. Colore marrone scuro, quasi nero. Schiuma marrone, fine e poco persistente. Aroma di legno, frutta sotto spirito, leggero solvente, stantio. Al palato corpo rotondo, viscoso. Aroma di torrefatto, legnoso, di nuovo nel finale un pò di solvente, acetico, leggero senso di astringenza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9246) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2015
Bouteille 33cl de et partagée avec Pierre T. Brune foncée-noire, col moka, doré au verre. Arôme au bouquet fruité noir, note de brett apportant une impression de cave. Malt grillé, fin chocolat. Palais est malté, brett prononcé, léger fleuri venant des houblons et apportant une amertume noble anglaise. Le tout est sec et poussiéreux avec un accompagnement de fruité noir, finement épicé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14115) - 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 (1920) - 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 (1354) - 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 (1562) - 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 (467) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1920) - 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 (4128) - 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.

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