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Buxton Special Reserve Sede Vacante

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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
This limited release, whisky barrel aged Imperial Stout was held in ’dollis lignea’ whilst Buxton was between Head-Brewers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (1525) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
330ml bottle shared with rob. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head. Aroma is smoky, coffee and oak. Really syrupy texture. Dark, bitter, coffee chocolate taste. A little alcohol aftertaste and a lot of oakiness. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1295) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Bottled August 2013. Pours an opaque dark brown with a brown head. Smoky aroma and sine whiskey. Taste is smoky and bitter too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5614) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle (33cl): ThanksGlasgowTAD: Bottle no. #1027: Served in a shaker at 13 degrees Celsius: Black beer with a medium sized thick creamy beige brown head. Aromas of iodine, band aid, glue, roast, some peat, some clay, earthy, roast, tar, hint of dark fruit, some smoke and dark chocolate. Flavours of iodine, oatmeal, light alcohol, roast, some dark chocolate, dark roast, smoke, hint of tar, old wood, medicinal, dark dark... Aftertaste is a mix of roast, peat, iodine, old wood, dark chocolate, malt roast and light smokey tar... Low carbo, light watery lighter creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied. Interesting beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8203) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
33 cl bottle. Bottle #1003. Bottled on 08/2013.
Pours black color with a large beige head. Nice whiskey notes on the notes with lots of malts and cocoa, some wooden dry notes, maybe hints of bilberries. Roasted malts, whiskey and cocoa on the flavor, mild berry notes, alcohol comes through a bit. Dry malty wooden palate. Very nice and refined. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
330 ml bottle. Bottle #1003. Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of roastiness, tart wood, vanilla notes and mild sweetness. Rich flavour of roastiness, vanilla, mud cake, peat, some meaty notes, grains, licorice and wood. Mild but very intriguing bilberry noted. Almost full bodied. Like a dessert. Bottled 08/2013 so this has settled quite nicely. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielecamo (845) - ITALY - MAR 17, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl, imbottigliata nel 2013. Aroma intenso di affumicato, legno, whisky, liquirizia, torrefatto. al palato corpo viscoso, alcool molto presente, nota di whisky quasi troppo invadenti, avrebbe benificiato sicuramente di ancora 1-2 anni di cantina.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fashawn (493) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAR 10, 2015
Parecchio affumicata,le note di tabacco coprono tutto a tratti. Legno nitido e whisky presente,molto, note quasi salmastre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle shared at the ’Beers of London’ Tasting MkII, Bespin Cloud City - Hyde Park zone, big thanks to Daniel for this one, 11/02/15. Black with a decent tan covering that thins to a swirl. Nose is spice, bitter fruit, hint of brett, light cocoa, peated notes, dark fruit rinds, light charr. Taste comprises raisens, rich roast, light peated tones, charr, spice, chocolate, whisky barrel. Medium + body, fine carboantion, semi drying close with lightly warming booze. Solid BA affair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (12343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit einer sehr schönen cremigen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch torfig, holzig, sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, übertönt durch viel Holz und Torf, Whiskey, wenig Kaffee, dezent alkoholisch, ein Bier zum Dessert!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Whisky in beer form. Scent like islay whisky. Deep taste which needs a while to get used to. Seems like someone smoked and then piggied out.

- beerbasher

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