Brew_Cat (98) - St. Ives, Cornwall, ENGLAND - 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 (4469) - 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 (2112) - 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
zacgillbanks (3584) - 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.
Borresteijn (5662) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pitch black colour, thick mocha brown head. Aroma is awesome, lots of hard-roasted malts, coffee beans, bitter chocolate, some chocolate-covered berries, some fudge. Flavour is of a classic stout, but much richer, lots of roasted malts, coffee beans, coffee and cream, chocolate, it’s all very silky and lush. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Excellent stout.
Douberd (3729) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Buxton Stronge Extra Stout) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a small snifter, ABV 7.4%
Wow, what a look! Totally black colour on the body, thick pour, one finger of thick, dark brown head with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, some vanilla too.
Rich taste, lots of roasted malts, plenty of coffee, ash, coal, some fruity touches, nicely bitter.
Full and thick body, good carbonation, sticky on the palate with a smooth texture.
Fantastic beer, barrel age it now!
aggtBeer (31) - Rock Cave, West Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It was undeniably black with a tan head. I could smell roast, toast, and chocolate. The beer tasted of very crisp chocolate, roast and super dark chocolate bitterness. This beer was a sipper that made you want to gulp, and I had trouble keeping it on the table.