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Buxton Stronge Extra Stout

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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Stout
Buxton, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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A truly one-off beer; brewed to celebrate our new Head Brewer’s arrival.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3610) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours gloopy jet black with a thick tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, leather, charcoal, wood. Taste is rich, light sweet, good roasted, tarry bitter. Long bitter finish. Oily texture. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (502) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2014
33cl bottle. BBE 03/10/14. Enjoyed on 15.10.2014. Pours pitch black with ash-brown head. Aroma of ash, roasted malts, black pepper and chocolate. A true stout sensation. Everything is present here what you would expect from stout - iron, caramel, chocolate, cloves and some ginger. Smoke and oak bark in the aftertaste. Not as thick as you would expect. Slightly oily and slick - goes very smoothly down the throat. Soft carbonation, that is not sufficient to keep the head on for longer than 10 minutes (this is not a bad thing at all). Long and smokey finish. Alcohol is not noticeable at all. I would not hesitate to sample that. Says that it is good for aging also.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (892) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
330ml bottle, pours black with a tan head, chocolate malt in the aroma, oatmeal, roasty, vanilla ice cream. Nice balance with an abrupt dry bitter finish. light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation,.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (124) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Rich roasty aroma. Taste is dark chocolate, strong espresso, licorice. Slightly earthy. Pretty amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2014
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Bierfestival Mechelen 2014. Oily black, little mocha bubbles. Nose is thick liquorish, not very outspoken, syrupy fudge, chocolate. Taste is not very outspoken either, roast, liquorish, syrup, chocolate, coffee, light herbal, touch varnish. Thick syrupy body. Okay but not very outspoken, decent. I mean that, it is decent on its own but pales in comparison to the rest within the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (496) - CROATIA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle (take away from the Drunken Duck); pours a very dark brown with dark beige head; has a roasted malt aroma with coffee and chocolate notes; has a strong roasted malt taste with chocolate, coffee, and alcohol; finish bitter coffee; good stout

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3783) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Mother Kelly’s, London.
Appearance: Black colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, some alcohol, a bit of malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1101) - ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2014
Black beer, thin retentive brown head. Nose is cocoa, coffee, licorice, roast. Flavor is milk chcolate, burned/roasty notes, coffee, licorice. Finish is dry, some alcohol, roast, sweet notes, more chocolate. Dry and tasty brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjohnh (198) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Good fulsome stout. Deep black with lasting beige head. Roasted malt aroma. Some fruit - raspberry? - pokes through the bitter dark chocolate and treacle taste. Full bodied - more creamy than oily. Another good one from Buxton.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4558) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
On tap@Wildeman. 25cl sample. The aroma has roast, licorice, chocolate/moccha, some coffee. Black coloured beer with a thin brown head. The taste is sweet, light bitter, has licorice, chocolate, some roast. Mouthfeel is wonderful smooth. Goes down pretty easy for 7.4% with a relative full body. Really nice. Don’t tell me this a one-off. It’s so awesome, deserves more batches. Much more. So minus points for that. When another batch is released I will update the score.


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