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

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1171) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
330ml bottle, pours black with a tan head, aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, citrus notes, hoppy, medium light body, creamy texture, oily, soft carbonation, finish is dry, grapefruit bitter, like a strong black IPA, light bodied for an imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4100) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep black, small tan head, dissipates quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is rich, some cocoa, anise, molasses, roasted malts. Flavor is light plus sweet and quite bitter, anise, blackstrap molasses, a bit sharp, verge of rubbery, some ashtray. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Long lasting lingering bitterness is a bit distracting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1893) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle from bottle-shop.eu. Thanks Bob! Dark brown colour, brown foam. Medium carbonation. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Very bitter hoppy finish, grassy notes. More Imperial Black IPA than Imperial Stout. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (295) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Rich roasty malt & dark chocolate nose. Hints of berry sweetness. Full body. Strong yet smooth. Incredible :P

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Cask at the Red Squirrel. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, fruity, taste is similar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2596) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Black oily pour, big brown foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, red fruit and sourish oak. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvet. Taste of coffee, pure cacao, red fruit, bit of milk and a bitter grassy finish. Tasteful, as always with buxton beers. Fruity and hoppy, like a black imperial ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1097) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2015
Bue à la pression. Nez cafe, moka pour cette puissante et corpulente imperial stout. Notes de fruits noirs. Belle rondeur. Très agréable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikaLukanainen (103) - POLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Pours dark with a stable, tan head that leaves some lacing. A lot of dark chocolate in the aroma, some dark fruits (especially plums), cocoa, coffee. In the taste dark fruits come first, then a hefty doze of dark chocolate spreads on the palate followed by coffe, some roastiness and coffe-alcoholic bitterness. Long chocolate aftertaste makes you wait for an another sip. Very good, warming beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SarkyNorthener (2716) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle 4 of my Buxton mini tasting night. Christmas present Thanks to s_hartshorne for this big want. Black beer with large tan head and good lacing. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruits and roast coffee. Taste is bitter coffee, roasted malts, smoke, dark fruits and some chocolate. Medium bodied. Excellent beer, solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beleggor (123) - Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Appearance: Black, with huge brown lead, that stays for a long time. Amazing, how thgis beer looks in the glass. Aroma: some hoppy notes - herbal, grass, pine, citrus - and after that there is a lot of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste: absolutely fantastic mixture of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and nice dark fruits. After this there is very pleasent, long bitterness. Oily texture. Additional notes: If only it was a little bit much more intensive, it would be a perfect RIS, but is it absolutely wonderful!


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