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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial Stout
Buxton, England
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - 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]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31592) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29606) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and wood, leading to a dry roasted finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25084) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque black with a dense and frothy light brown, lacing cappuchinoish head. Farty, Bretty nose. Medium body, hardly any carbonation, roast and Brett, dark overripe fruits. Some malt bitterness. Rustic and enjoyable. 270413

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21253) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of brett with notes of dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of brett and dark chocolate with notes of hops. Dry roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17173) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty weak bretty chocolate woody aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malty bitter chocolate and caramel flavor with bretty hints. Has a roasted malty bretty woody chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15782) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14908) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2012
tap at de molen ... black ... deep roast ... light brett nose ... soft mellow and smooth ... soft mellow chocolate roast ... longsoft brett linge on the roast .. interesting but im no brett fan

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14107) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are brett, wood, roast malt, wine, coffee, chocolate, nuts and hops. Nice and smooth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13732) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at Yesp’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Minerals, toasted, licorice, nice burned, smokey, bretty notes, herbal, medium to high carbonstion, nice bitterness.


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