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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (10731) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hidden_Pooch (508) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1718) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heidbummer (152) - SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2016
How do I love you Buxton let me count the ways.... A dangerous 1/2 pint at Euston tap. Pours oily inky black, tan head. Subtle aroma of coffee. Big big flavours of toast (burnt, in a good way), coffee, dark dark chocolate and treacle. Boozy hit. Stonking stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kiezmar (235) - POLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Drink from keg. Excellent appear. Lacing 5/5. A lot of bitter choclate, coffee, roasted aromas. Beer full in plate, smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2550) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft at Khyber Pass during Tsar Power. Pitch black pour with a huge light brown head. Creamy body. Mocha. Chocolate liquor. Coffee beans. Burnt peanut shells. Blackberries. Currants. The hop element adds a definite character to this brew. To me it only barely works (and slightly detracts). Big and flavorful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nicocanta (78) - - MAR 4, 2016
On est pas très loin de la Extra Stout de la même brasserie. Même noirceur insondable. Même discrétion dans le nez. Encore moins de mousse, oui, c’est possible. MAIS, on diffère en bouche. Moins d’agressivité sur le côté café torréfié (ceci dit,attention, j’ai bu celle ci après l’autre y s’y est forcément passé des trucs) ; du coup plus d’amertume ressentie par la suite. Je la trouve plus douce et mieux équilibrée malgré les deux degrés d’alcool en plus.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3017) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Pour was pitch black, brown overly super duper frothy head, impossible bottle pour into the tulip, rings and rings of lacing all the way down, steady bubbling resupplying the foam between sips. Aroma of chocolate, roast and ash, dark fruits, pine, and some styrofoam. Flavor followed all of that, some licorice and earthy coffee notes under it all. Warmer temperatures brought out some of the darker fruits more in the flavor. Mouthfeel was invigorating with the carbonation, drinking lighter in feel than one would guess, dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafaelagp (27) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - FEB 8, 2016
Head is dark brown, thick, creamy and very lasting, leaves lacing as it atenuates. Full bodied, jet black color, medium carbonation. Aroma starts with dark chocolate and moves on to ripe plums as it warms, also a bit of roasted coffee grains. Taste follows the aroma with even more presence of plums, a lingering coffee bitterness, well hiding alcohol finishing a little warm. Very nice imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - FEB 5, 2016
Bevuta in bottiglia da 33 comprata a lo sfuso a torino. Veramente un’ottima imperial stout in stile. Finale efigpere.


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