Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial Stout
Buxton, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Cask & Bottle conditioned; Regular.

Tsar is rich and powerful, a full bodied Imperial Stout. Malty chocolate, mocha and dark berry fruit-notes preside over a subtle hop profile, whilst a smooth velvety texture in the mouth gives way to a lingering bitter, dark chocolate finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (2394) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2016
On tap at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours dark brown with lasting light brownish head. Malty, roasted, coffee, licorice, chocolate, some vanilla. Quite sweet, but I wouldn’t say too much. Oily. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5689) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Bottled Sep 1st, 2014, drunk 7/23/16, thanks to Brian.
Awesome, massively well-retained dark beige head sits atop a dark mahogany body of low clarity.
Clean, crisp, clear citrus and floral hops in the nose are somehow still prevalent after all these years. Cocoa, vanilla, biscuit and fudge quickly fill in the gaps as the hops disappear permanently. Choco-graham cracker with good, dry, crunchy coffee notes. Very light raisin-prune character could be more acidic and balancing, but it’s not that sweet, so the relative balance is good. Strong acidity in the mouth, getting bready and very biscuity-chocolatey. I guess the alcohol dosent build up too badly. Pretty nice, though a bit bitter and dry/roasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (6081) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Thanks Willrunforbeer on this bottle, carried home from England! Aroma of roast, vanilla, char, light ,light coffee.

Flavor of cocoa, light coffee, chocolate, and a great chewy, full mouthfeel. The texture is nice and has a full mouthfeel. This is really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2247) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2016
12oz bottle from BottleDog London. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, oats. Flavor is molasses, coffee. Nice and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1039) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer dark cola pour with a nice rich mocha head. Aromas of dark chocolate vanilla roasted malt. Taste is rich creamy coffee chocolate vanilla nice well done stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
375ML bottle. Thanks WillRun. Smells great. smells like coffee and oak and even whiskey. loads of chocolatey espresso aroma with vanilla. this smells great. Taste is great. smokey, peet, vanilla, espresso. Dense mouthfeel, thick and almost creamy. Peet throughout with ashy charcoal. I think this is fantastic. a traditional imperial stout with a modern finish. Love it was bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PMgep (247) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Old rating transferred to Ratebeer. Very very dark beer, a bit to light body for me for an imp. stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2016
From tap at Fermentoren. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, dried fruit, chocolate, coffee and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a beautiful black with massive mocha head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit and berries. Tastes of dark berry, dark chocolate, fruit, and roasted malt. Has a creamy full body with low carbonation, and a raspberry bitterness near the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1810) - California, USA - APR 23, 2016
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Lots of malt and good amount of hoppiness. Skunky hops.

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