Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial Stout
Buxton, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5089) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1618) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1304) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle in London. It pours a dark brown color with a small ring of beige bubbles. Aroma is roasted malts, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins with hints of tangy fruits and wood. Taste is medium sweet, light roasty and finishes lightly tart and acidic. Notes of dried apricots, light funk, hay, coffee, cocoa, wood. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, really tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPAgutten79 (868) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3146) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4529) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (1044) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Flaske fra dags hyttetur. Svart oljeaktig konsistens. Mørk skumtopp. Smaker brent malt, kaffe, mørk frukt. Noe alkohol smak. Muy bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (11356) - 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!

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