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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial Stout
Buxton, England
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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14089) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are brett, wood, roast malt, wine, coffee, chocolate, nuts and hops. Nice and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty weak bretty chocolate woody aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malty bitter chocolate and caramel flavor with bretty hints. Has a roasted malty bretty woody chocolate finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beersiveknown (3071) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle at home from Buxton brewery
Pours dark ruby tinged brown with frothy dark brown head. Unmistakable tart manure of Brett on the nose masks the hops I know are there, on swirling comes rich chocolate fondant and Curacao peel. Still very full bodied with medium carbonation, slight tartness up front then an exposition in malts from sweet molasses through burnt toast and bitter barley to rich roast coffee with a constant undercurrent of Brett dry woodiness and leaflitter. Increasing hop bitterness builds, mint hot chocolate, flintiness. Its a different beast to the original, but the malt hallmarks are certainly there. Its complex and makes me hanker for the days when beers like this were de riguer rather than one off specials. Fruity melon and dry barley in the lengthy finish. Not difficult to drink despite the strength and difficult to fault.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13521) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at Yesp’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Minerals, toasted, licorice, nice burned, smokey, bretty notes, herbal, medium to high carbonstion, nice bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of brett with notes of dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of brett and dark chocolate with notes of hops. Dry roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and wood, leading to a dry roasted finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque black with a dense and frothy light brown, lacing cappuchinoish head. Farty, Bretty nose. Medium body, hardly any carbonation, roast and Brett, dark overripe fruits. Some malt bitterness. Rustic and enjoyable. 270413

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3129) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; almost black pour with tan head, roasty malt aroma, bready malt taste with metallic bret presence chocolate a bit of spice really good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
From tap @Borefts 2012. Opaque black. A layer of tan bubbles on top. Mild roast and milk chocolate on the nose. Hints of acidic yellow fruits and wood. Soft and mild in the mouth. Medium full. Rounded malt body. Dryish, cocoa-accented with fine fruit tones. Fresh sourness in the ending.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2265) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Black colored pour. Small tan head. No lacing. Smooth aroma of smoke, chocolate. A smooth taste of the same. Not much Brett that I can detect. More like a dry RIS. Good though.


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