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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial Stout
Buxton, England
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12737) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to Mike, 24/01/15. Mahogany brown with a moderately appointed light tan covering. Nose is toffee, charr, caramel, spice, musty notes, light brett. Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, rich toffee, yeast notes, spice, chocolate. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
torleifm (18) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2015
Svart med beige-brunt skum. Syrlig, brett-preget ogf ruktig, med toner av brent malt og røyk i aroma. Syrlig anslag, litt oljete munnfølelse, brent ettersmak. Mister litt stout-preget, men en godt og artig øl.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (651) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle Share at Cotteridge Convention 24/01/15 Nice Black pour with a brown froth head, Aroma of Roasted Coffee and roasted burnt toast malts, Hints of roasted malt, dark stout kick and a sniff of bourbon.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Black, foamy brown head, light lacing. Aroma is coffee, softly sour, musty malts. Body is medium, slightly foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is medicinal, sour lemon, tangy brett, background stout. OK for a style I’m not that fond of.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Thanks to Landlocked Mike. Dark brown. Tan head. Dry, tart, fruity, and roasty. Smooth, but not a full palate. Finishes roasty, and light tart.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (868) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: pitch black, minimal tan head Aroma: coffee, chocolate, perfume, soap, Palate: medium body, low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2370) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared with daje, edvard and Simonsen at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014
Pours jet black with a thin brown head. Smell of roast, dark dark malts and coffee, dark fruits and funky brett. Medium to heavy sweet, quite brett infused, light fruity brett flavors with a funky touch, roast, coffee and chocolate in the back. Moderate earthy bitter finish. A well crafted beer. For med the flavors are going too much in different directions to decleare it an epic beer, but to take it for what it is, it’s still a great beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4726) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, as Bomba Generation 4. Pours a tar black body with a small off-white head. Aroma is licorice, caramel, "Love Hearts" candy (!), wood, mild coffee, hints of chocolate and ashes. Taste is licorice, "Love Hearts" candy, caramel and hints of red wine, wood, vanilla and mild bretty stable notes. Medium body and carbonation. A bit strange, but original and rather drinkable as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1290) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle, labeled Bomba Generation 4. Pours pitch black, with a creamy mocha head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with biscuits, wood and oaken barrels. Fruity yeast with berries as well as and nice bretty funk spiciness. Creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is..., well thoroughly infected. In a good way. And somewhat more challenging than the aroma, with burned malts , lactic acid and wooden brett with tobacco and coffee, as well as oak, leather, and cocoa. Bretty wooden barrels in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1083) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
DWG; Bottle 330 ml. 2014. Pours small black with fading, creamy, less lacing, tan head. Nose fills with roasted malt, leather, sour tobacco, dark chocolate, licorice, wood, spice and dark, ripe fruit. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a sweet, warming, moderate to long lasting, licorice finish. Body is medium to full, texture is silky, carbonation is flat.


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