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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial Stout
Buxton, England
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RATINGS: 90   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (6600) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is funky chocolate, grapes, oak, taste is dry chocolate, sour fruit, light oak, sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1272) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2015
Pours black with a light brown head. Good chocolate aroma with roasted malt. Bitter coffee taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4012) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle (330 ml). Shared by SlovakSniper and Rodenbach99, thanks! @ Hotel Room Tasting.

Appearance: Black with a small ring of brown foam and little lacing.

Aroma: A bit medicinal at first, but it then settles down. Raisin, fruity brettanomyces, chocolate, roasted malts, molasses and tobacco.

Taste: Light sourness. Fruity brettanomyces, chocolate, tobacco, molasses and roasted malt.

Palate: Medium body. Light to moderate carbonation. Fruity and chocolatey finish.

Overall: Not the best sour stout I have had so far, but a really nice experiment with the Courage brettanomyces yeast strain. It was fun to try and quite tasty.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle as Bomba generation 4. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of funk, roasted malt, chocolate,berries and lemongrass. Flavor is sweet and funky with some berries, chocolate, warming alcohol and roasted grains. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle 330ml as Special Reserve Bomba Generation 4 @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, brett, citrus and lemongrass. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter and light sour with a long funky , roasted, warm, chocolate and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. As Special Reserve Bomba Generation 4. A more or less black one, with a small, tan head. The aroma is very vinous and soapy, reminiscent of lemongrass. The flavor has lots of chocolate, coffee and molasses, as well as vinous notes. Full body, soft carbonation and quite sweet on the palate. Lasting finish. Interesting this one, but rather weird, even though there’s a nice brett touch. Not my kind of beer this one, still nice in a way. 150328

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3609) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Une bouteille partagée, merci. Un liquide brun qui ne mousse pas. Un nez de chocolat, de raisin, de brett et de tabac. La bouche est trop aqueuse malgré des saveurs intéressantes de chocolat et de tabac, ça ne sauve pas la mise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3965) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Une bouteille partagée à Portland. Embouteillée le 18/07/14. Robe presque noire et mousse éphémère. Au nez, des arômes de malts rôtis avec une pointe de réglisse, du bois, du caramel noir et une tonne de bretts. En bouche, c’est fruité, épicé, rôti, chocolaté, amer. Au palais, c’est huileux avec un corps de moyenne densité et un pétillement modéré. En finale, c’est un peu médicinal. Intéressante expérience pour moi qui n’aime pas trop le style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4318) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle shared by Slovaksniper. Dark black pour with almost no head. Aroma is super bretty, molasses, ashy tobacco. Taste is bitter, light chocolate, tobacco, ash, very mineral. Palate is med bodied, light carbonation. Tasty


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