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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9533) - 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 (6682) - 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 (11245) - Where the wild whales are, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scotty001 (488) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Deep dark brown, no head, aroma of sweet berries, dark chocolate, Brett, soft malt. Full body, flavour is highly Bretted, moderately sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (5382) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - Nose - big spirit note, fruit cake if you look deeper. Tobacco. Taste - big alcohol notes, olives. dry liquorice. Palate - full bodied with a big dry tangy texture and a dry tangy finish. Overall - like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10874) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 22, 2015
Pours black with a light brown head. Good chocolate aroma with roasted malt. Bitter coffee taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5388) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7346) - 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.

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