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


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2510) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle@Home. Nice balanced Brett in both aroma and flavour. Complex yet easy going, flavourful, balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Charlieboy (58) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
Bizarre smelling beer, kind of fruity but also like a weird cleaning product, I think I like it but not sure. On the whole the beer looks good and tastes ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012

Draught @ 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Clear dark black colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocoalte, brett, barnyard, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, leather - brett, chocolate, light salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120928]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
28th September 2012
Borefts Beer Festival IV. Day 1. Nice yeast story with this beer! Opaque black beer, tiny pale tan head. Smooth dry palate with mild carbonation. Smooth dark malt. Mild dark fruits. Smooth and somewhat sweet brett on top. Nicely joined up. Dry finish with a slightly spicy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3524) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of wild yeast, roasted malts, sweet fruits, chocolate, apricot and earth notes. Light sweet flavour, little salt, light tart. Finish chocolate, light fruit and coffee.
Interesting, and adding the 1978 yeast was a cool idea in the first place.
(Draught @ 4th BBF, Bodegraven)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3739) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
Tasted at 4th BBF @ De Molen. Black pour. Aroma of roasty malts, brett, fruity, chocolate, caramel and earth. Flavor is slightly sweet, slightly spicy, slightly sour, slightly bitter. Quite complex. Great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9653) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
Draught @ Borefts 12. Opaque, almost pitch black color, small brown head. Smell malts, smoke, roasted malts, some fruits, yeast and slightly sourish. Taste malts, lighty roasted malts, some bitterness from the hops and sourness from the brett. Weird combination, but well done. Very balanced. Low to medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5048) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
Draught @BBF’12: Small bubbly brown lacing on top of a black colored beer. Aroma’s of sweet fruit, pine apple, apricot, yeast, some roasted malts, wood and light smokey. Taste is fruity with roasted malts, good bitter, some roast, lot of fruit, like a good bitter fruity (hint of wood) black ipa. This is different than any BA Imperial Stout I have ever had. But it’s nice. Aftertaste is wood, bitter and some fruity tones. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture. A complete different approach of this style.

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