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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Buxton, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Bottle and keg, special
After a long wait, our Special Reserve No.5 is pretty much ready. itís an 8.4% big, bold, double IPA. Itís fresh, piney, big-bodied and with a bitterness thatíll slap you in the chops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle from Mikkeller Shop, Stefansgade, Copenhagen; bottled Aug 2013
Muddy dull amber color with generous compact head. Strong aroma of British yeast, somehow beesy and cheesy; very light citrusy hops. Good body strength, smooth mouthfeel; the flavor tends to be rather yeasty, with moderate sweetness in the front, but becoming drier in the end because of some astringency; strong bitterness, not excessive; the hops give some resins and some unfresh fruity touch.
Not bad, but very rough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (667) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Dark amber coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma. Tropical fruits, flowers, Spice, sweetness, caramel, citrus. Flavour. Herbs flowers, tropical fruits, sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (5172) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2013
ambrato scarico oro schiuma media discreta persistenza secca amaro deciso agrumato erbaceo quasi balsamico alcool piuttosto nascoto malto non eccessivo

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (2445) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2013
Tap. Hazy orange color. Small size, off-white head, stays. Alcohol, fruity, grapefruit, juicy, hops in aroma. Weird aroma. Alcohol, hops, fruity, fruit-flesh in taste. Puke-like bitterness in aftertaste. Not for me.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 14, 2013
Tap (Drink Baar, Tallinn)
Hazy orange, small off white head. Odd minerally aroma. Hoppy too, but the minearls dominate. Watery for itís strength, over-carbonated to hell and back. Massive mixed peel cakey taste, some muscvado caramelliness too. As you swallow, itís jus perfect. Nice resiny bitter finish. Needs tweaks to be really good, at itís core itís great, but the carbonation is a fuck-up. 8 for taste - thatís fucking excellent, but the whole thing went a bit wrong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1085) - DENMARK - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle@home. Small head. Amber haze. Piney black currant resin notes. Crisp bitter. Medium mouthfell good carbonation. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4002) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is rich hoppy citrus. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a big alcohol liqourice spicy hop, slightly medicinal palate and a short bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a frothy oily mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to jmgreenuk. Pours cloudy golden amber with a big off white head. Aroma of citrus, weeds, pine and grapefruit. Flavor is light moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Orange peel and tobacco coming out in the palette. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. Thick creamy white head. Hazy golden blond pour. Lovely grapefruit bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1230) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Smell of hops. Muddy grey-brown colour, creamy head. Aroma of hops, alcohol, earth, base. Sweet, bitter. Slightly oily.


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