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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Stout
Buxton, England

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Labeled simply as "Extra Stout" for the US market, this 7.4% stout is called Stronge Extra Stout in the UK and was brewed to celebrate the arrival of Buxton’s new brewer Colin Stronge. However we are not allowed to use the word Stronge in the states because it implies that the beer is high in alcohol as opposed to the brewer’s last name. So the name was simplified to Extra Stout, our apologies to Colin. Extra stout has a full rich body with huge proportions of dark malt that lend this traditional stout masses of tar, smoke and leather.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (296) - FRANCE - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Rich black pour with dark tan head with frog eye bubbles and some sticky lacing. Aroma is rich coffee, dark dark chocolate, dark fruit. Taste follows - a bit more chocolate and coffee, almost mocha, with big hoppy bitterness throughout. Rich but not too thick palate. Some boozy bitter warmth on the finish, but more roasted malt and bitter coffee. Really good and doesn’t feel any weaker in flavor than higher ABV stouts. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2016
One-off by Buxton, shared by Jan. Sticky, lacing, stable, light beige head over a black beer with deep mahogany brown edges. Strong aroma of bitter fondant chocolate, beef broth, soy sauce, espresso, bayleaf, white pepper, whisky, dried thyme, vanilla beans, pipe tobacco. Soft, restrained and well-placed fig and raisin sweetness in the onset surrounded by beefy umami flavours, thick and oily mouthfeel with soft carbo, very smooth, toasted, nutty and chocolatey maltiness with coffeeish roasted bitterness in the end well balanced with the initial chocolatey sweetishness, peppery hop accent in the finish further accentuating bitterness, some warming alcohol, remaining roasted coffee flavour. Excellent stout reminiscent of the export / foreign stout substyle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3664) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle. Oaty, coffee, chocolate, bit of caramel. Bit of marker pen too. Good stuff. Light smoke and spice. Nice. Feels boozier than it is. Rich. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25224) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Bottled. Black opaque colour with a mediumsized foamy/creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, some mild alcohol as well as liquorice and some ripe fruitiness. Flavour is ripe fruits, raisins, mild roasted malts, some coffee and sweet maltiness to it. Balanced, and actually a nice slow sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a very dark brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has strong roasted malts with bitter dark grain and a hint of bitter coffee. Flavor is full of bitter dark grains with a bitter chocolate note and a good amount of roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4697) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2015
330ml bottle at home, from AleselA, Paisley, roasted malty, chocolate, liquorice aroma, opaque very dark brown near black with a good, tan head, chocolate, coffee, liquorice flavour, bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2621) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Pitch black with a medium tan head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Roasted malts, coffee, pine, brown sugar and dark chocolate. Tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, and liquorice - with a roasted finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (577) - HONG KONG - DEC 11, 2015
Drank after the Wan Chai Roundhouse opening. Pitch brown-black opaque pour. Thin dark tan finely fizzy head. No lacing. Smells of bitter burnt malt, heavy coffee, Tastes of moderate to heavy bitterness, lemony citric spicy bready malt finish, coffee grounds aftertaste. Body is slick, very smooth, bitter and slightly metallic at the end. Tasty, big and better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (659) - HONG KONG - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Rich black pour with dark tan head with frog eye bubbles and some sticky lacing. Aroma is rich coffee, dark dark chocolate, dark fruit. Taste follows - a bit more chocolate and coffee, almost mocha, with big hoppy bitterness throughout. Rich but not too thick palate. Some boozy bitter warmth on the finish, but more roasted malt and bitter coffee. Really good and doesn't feel any weaker in flavor than higher ABV stouts. Great.


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