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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Stout
Buxton, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A truly one-off beer; brewed to celebrate our new Head Brewer’s arrival.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2540) - 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 (564) - 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 (642) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (1073) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
Bottle, pours black and tan. Lovely full flavoured beer with dark chocolate, roast, espresso, dark fruit, hint of soy sauce. Great balance, full body, creamy texture, soft carbobation. Lingering bitter dark chocolate finish. There?s much more flavour and body to it than I guessed from the abv. Lovely brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (8698) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2015
11.2 oz bottle from Party Source. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized, creamy tan head. The aroma and flavor have big roasted malts, dark chocolate, powdery cocoa, dark caramel, coffee, tobacco, this is a flavorful, bigger stout that I will definitely revisit in the future.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 30, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2015 Opaque black with a thick frothy head. Rich aromas of roasted malts, coffee, licorice, cocoa. Great sweet-dry-bitter balance, rich but very drinkable. Good carbonation and smooth silky body. As good as a lower abv Rain Shadow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Aroma is dark malts, dark fruit and a strong hint of acidity. The flavor is dark/roasted malts, dark fruit/vinous, mild coffee/chocolate and a very acidic/slight cherry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (7653) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours pitch black with a huge chocolate brown creamy head. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate, tar, new roasted coffee, liquorice and tobacco. Taste is moderate bitter, dark chocolate, resiny hops, coffee and lovely liquorice. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Very good and complex stout, with a more than decent dry hoppy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foffern (1623) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a pitch black color with a creamy, light brown head. Wonderful appearance. Sweet and roasted aroma of chocolate truffles, licorice, coffee, ash, black currants, cocoa and smoke. The flavor is more roasted with coffee, ash, dark wood, some smoke and dark chocolate. Nice, creamy and soft mouth feel, full-bodied, and has a medium bitterness. A well-balanced and roasted stout. Great Smokey touch as well.


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