Brewed by Buxton
Style: Traditional Ale
Buxton, England


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
Drauft @ 4th Boreft 2012. A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of dark fruits, with caramel and whisky notes. The taste of dark fruits, dark malt, wood and whisky notes. The aftertaste of sweet fruits, bitter and roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32981) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
From tap at Borefts. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth fruity and wineous. Light bretty, fruity, bretty and dark roasted malty. Bitter and dry into a roasted dark malty finish. Lingering fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (12200) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2012
On tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours black-brown with a creamy, beige head. Dark malt nose, light funk hints, lght burnt earth. Medium sweet flavor, definitely some brett funk action, dark malts, Coca Cola, light chocolate, fine bitter earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Faintly warming on the finish, dark malts, light Band-Aid, burnt sugars, soft whiskey, burnt wood, some smoke, bitter cocoa. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Cask @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep brown with a medium creamy tan head. The nose is smoke, plenty of chocolate, light bretty tang. The taste is tangy orchard fruits, mild brett funk and more chocolate. Light smoke presence on the long finish. Smooth, easy-drinking for the ABV. Overall, quite nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Black pour with a khaki head. Some roasted malt and smoke notes with a weird tartness and acidity. A light fruitiness and maybe some ash. Tastes somewhat fruity, but most of that is in the form of tartness. A bit of smoke, lots of roasted malt, ash, char, and a mild astringency on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
CAsk. Pitch black coloured. Fluffy brown head. Aroma: Cocoa, roast, chocolate, oak. Flavour: sourness, brett, cocoa, roast, caramell, coffee. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with a grapy and sour twist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
Cask @ Borefts 2012.Black with mocha only around the edges. Sharp mocha, spice, dark fruits, light herb, touch brett. Sweet mocha, dark fruits, spices, thick coffee, licorice, chocolate, tad berries, brett is rather light. Medium bodied, not bad stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
On cask at Borefts. Slight smokey nose to this, poured dark as expected with a small tan head. Aroma is also of some coffee and chocolate. Flavour is similar with more of the roast / smoke there. Dry, satisfying aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abio (1639) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
Black small head. Im not a brett lover... there is inside for sure..., but gladly not to overwhelming. Roasted coffee,some chocolate, but the brett is ruining this one for me, sorry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7805) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
On tap at Borefts Beer Festival, Bodegraven, Netherlands, Friday 28th September 2012 Big impressive imperial stout, full on in many respects but also quite restrained at the same time when compared to American Impy stouts. There is a little saltiness, but roasty and with some nice light salty chocolate. I really enjoyed this. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

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