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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4844) - 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 (1137) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Flaske fra dags hyttetur. Svart oljeaktig konsistens. Mřrk skumtopp. Smaker brent malt, kaffe, mřrk frukt. Noe alkohol smak. Muy bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (12711) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14671) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4128) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9376) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6534) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Dense black, not viscous but thick with a sandy head. Driven rich salt and malt head is the only way to out it, dewy and licking your palm tang - perky enough but a weird gassy vibrance. There’s little angles to this beer sadly, wee bit slippery mouthfeel and crunchy salty malt middle. I really thought this would be a lot more complex than it was but it’s down the middle before a rocket of a finish. Bump of malt richness dissolves in, light oaky and dry and a couped up bitterness. Would like to see more info on how or what this is aged in as the finish could boost things from the start, especially if they risk sticking in a Bourboun softening barrell or similar.

Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7819) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of kaufmanized. Almost black colored beer with medium beige head. Roasted malt, brett, dark fruits, licorice, dark chocolate. Taste, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malt, licorice, brett. whiskey, wood. Long coffee bitter finish with touch of brett. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Delight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Deep black with a small tan head, aroma is funky, the flavour is brett and dark malt. Nice beer but not as great as I hoped.

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