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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial Stout
Buxton, England
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RATINGS: 88   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAgutten79 (766) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2014
Svart med lavt espressofarget skum. Aroma av lær, lakris, surt og noe fruktighet. Smaken er sur, med mørk malt og noe vanilje. Ikke sånn jeg liker min imperial, men ok. Sur i munnen, så mildt bitter. Medium/tykk konsistens.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2704) - NORWAY - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle shared with esp0r, edvard and Simonsen at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, brett, mild funk. Taste of dark chocolate, roast, subtle brettiness with berries and earth, quite nice, pleasant bitter roast aftertaste. Enjoyable!

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
StoreMy (29) - Nesttun, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Trodde først jeg hadde fått en dårlig flaske, men finne så ut at det er brett som antagelig gir de ødeleggende fenolene. Lite skum. Flat lukt med mer plast og gasbind enn det forventede (kaffe, sjokolade.....). Smaken følger opp. Den endte i vasken.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3918) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, october special release. Black color, good brownish foam. Mild roasted aromas, also of berries, tannins, oak, light vanilla and some licorice- great yeast influence. Full body & high complexity. Sweetness followed by goodbitterness and sourness- balances very well. Very enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (851) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Flaske fra dags hyttetur. Svart oljeaktig konsistens. Mørk skumtopp. Smaker brent malt, kaffe, mørk frukt. Noe alkohol smak. Muy bien

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle at home via the Brewery. It pours opaque black with thick dark tan head. The nose rich, roasty, earthy brett, dark fruit, jammy berry, black forest gateaux, wood, light vanilla, spice and burnt toffee. The taste is rich, earth, dark roast, brett, decent bitterness, plum skin, prune, dark chocolate, musty, damp wood, tobacco, old leather armchair, warming alcohol, light citrus and a touch of coffee with lingering rich roasty finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and slick mouth-feel. Rich, great depth and balanced. Very impressive indeed. Delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (9325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
330mL bottle at Euston Tap, pours jet black with a very large tan / light brown head. Aroma brings out oak barrels, a little brett, fish tank (!) and a little cocoa. Flavour brings out loads of toasted oak, just enough brett that surprisingly incorporates itself well into this stout, along with a little cocoa and coffee. Rich and complex, with an oaky finish. Wonderful stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3251) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep brown, nearly black with a medium sized, lacing tan head. Aroma og roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, notes of brett, wood and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, with alcohol notes and slightly bitter. Full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent impy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7510) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
8 cl sample from 33 cl bottle @ Pub Kultainen Apina.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of sour darks fruits, some yeast and berries. Flavor dry dark fruits, some yeast, dark berries and sour federal berries. Very complex but still very refined. Tasty.
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5312) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
(Bottle, 0.33 l - bottled Aug 2013, at Kitty’s, 20140104) The beer poured black and oily. Its head was small and white. Aroma had burnt malts, sourness, liquorice and midly ash. Palate was full bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were sourness, burnt malts, liquorice, ash and bitterness. Afteraste was ashy, sourness and bitter. A nice heavy imperial stout


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