colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - AUG 27, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whenever Buxton is involved with my palate it’s a joy! This is a very classic stout, extremely rich and tasty. It pours oil black with a medium brown head and good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, smoke, chocolate fudge. Complex taste with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, tobacco, leather, vanilla. A thick dark treasure of dark lingering flavours. Perfect!
Brew_Cat (119) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl bottle. Pours almost opaque dark brown with large long lasting light brown head. Excellent aromas, heavily malty with notes of roasted, burnt barley and mocha coffee, hints of tobacco at some point. Average hop presence mostly resin. Tints of raisin, plum, prune, dry fruits. Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, bitter finish. An excellently well centered top class beer. Gives a sense of aged beer when it’s actually not aged. Gimme more!
hopeless (9) - - JAN 12, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark choccolate coffe resins and a thick brown foam.
Just a little bit too harsh for a stout...but overall is a definetely great
erickok (5462) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, Pitch black and hugely sense, dark brown head. As you usually only see at the strongest of imperial stouts . Extremely chocolatey, dark roasted coffee, tat of toffee, tat of dark hops. Super impressive stuff, even more so at this abv. One of the best selling stouts I?ve had, ever. String bitterness of roasted rye bread. Solid carbonation yet I kept in sipping and supping. So tasty. An impressive brew from Buxton, again. One of the best stouts I?ve had this year easily, perhaps even even. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From WLVL. This was proper good. A lot of the good qualities of a imperial stout but with less booziness and no oak. Rich but not overwhelming, smooth but not slippery. Minerally aroma and taste. Way richer than the strength indicates. Serving: Bottle
Nonshaugen (463) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle. Jet black, thin cherry-ish brown head. Aroma is fantastic, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, wow... Full, thick body, nice hop bitterness, nice alcohol warming in the throat. Flavours of dark chocolate, dark caramel, dark coffee, dark everything. Plus some alcohol, but very subdued. A real treat to yourself on an insanely cold winter night like here, right now...
MelvinKalksma (1012) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, wood, chocolate, roasted malts and coffee.
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium dark brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, wood and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The beer is super dark and roasted, definitely noticeable in the aroma, appearance and flavour.
zacgillbanks (4545) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer that pours without a head. It has very rich dark chocolate and liquorice flavours, spicy red fruity notes and a roasted and fruity finish.
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is amazing... Rich molasses, chocolate, malty with a distinct alcohol. Tastes super rich , cocoa, molasses and treacle. Well hopped and great balance of bitterness / sweetness. Pitch black with tan head .
InPivoVeritas (404) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours almost black. Nice tan head. Lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, some fruits and toffee. Very nice. Great smoothness. Medium-low carbonation. Moderate roastiness. High body. Light (pleasant) alcohol note. Great beer.