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

bottled
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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1269) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours dark espresso with a limited tan head that lasts and no lacing. Nose is roasted grain, espresso and maybe some fruit. Flavours of espresso, dark chocolate, burnt toast, dark fruit and some earthy bitterness. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Full, creamy body with medium carbonation and a lasting bitterness in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lisowczyk (48) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Butelka 0,33l Piwo czarne. Piana ciemnobrązowa, pojawia się i znika. Intensywny aromat śliwek i wiśnie w czekoladzie, rodzynek z odrobiną cytrusów i wanilii. W smaku palony słód, mleczna czekolada, ciemne owoce, rodzynki, waniliowy krem, odrobina toffi. alkohol w likierowej formie. Goryczka niska, chmielowa. Leciutka cytrusowa kwaskowatość. Oleiste w konsystencji.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2074) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Black, brown head. Seawater salty nose, some charred wood, oak. Brown malty sweetness. Full bodied, but nicely drinkable. A bit dark though, heavy. Sweet roasty licorice. Very flavourful, but bit unbalanced. Too heavy hitting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atheist_Peace (944) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
Very black pour with almost no head, but what there is is a deep toffee colour. The nose is full of licorice, dark chocolate, espresso and dark fruit. The licorice and coffee dominate the finish but there’s some lighter flavours on the entry, Full bodied and a little gritty with a smooth warmth and long finish. I can dig it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (2637) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 17, 2014
330ml bottle. Very dark brown almost black color. Small size, bubbly brown head, stays. Sweet, hops, dark chocolate, woody, cocoa cream in aroma. Cocoa cream, mellow roast, spicy hops, milky chocolate in taste. Although it bites you first soon it mellows down. Long lasting milk chocolate in aftertaste. Roasty chocolatey body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
plaugher (161) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
330ml bottle into a chalice. Pours a deep black with a few brownish highlights, with non-existant head. Mocha and dried fruit with a very subtle hoppiness on the nose, bitter tarry finish. Smooth on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (466) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at home from Redmonds. Pours oily sleek black. Dark tan head that reduces to nothing. Disappointing look. Aroma is quite floral. I get a distinct hop aroma. Nearly black IPA like. Cholcolate lactose, some coffee, leather, and malt on the nose. The flavour is caramel malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits. Bitter dry finish with an alcohal sting. Body is medium with a slick mouthfeel. A bit unusual.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3866) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 11, 2014
12 bottle in a teku. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee, some caramel sweetness, hints of dark fruits, some light dough, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a pretty good blend. Smoother texture. A solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Dark body, medium tan head. Aroma has licorice and dark chocolate. Taste has the same and then some sweet dried fruit, coffee etc. Finish is mildly ashy. Pretty much a standard Imperial Stout - rich and smooth but well, aren’t they all rich and smooth? Good, but if you aim for greatness then it should have a clearly defined and memorable character that offers something unique.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2146) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Jet black pour with a thin tan head. Roasted, chocolate malt aroma. Roasted chocolate malt flavour with an alcoholic kick. Sweet finish with a nice level of bitterness.


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