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

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RATINGS: 199   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (465) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
The first words out of my mouth were "Ooooohhhh...richness!" so that sums it up. Opaque, dense and unfathomably onyx with an almost impossibly creamy dark-tan head. Potent notes of licorice, chocolate, oak, smoke, leather, burnt toffee and booze. Taste, quite luckily for me, is the same. The body is nice and thick and oily, could be a tad chewier for me though. This is a very complex beer with a dry, bitter finish that leaves lingering notes of smoke, licorice and booze. Not for the faint of heart!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (900) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
Pours near black with a thick light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, rich caramel, some dark fruit. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Procent (176) - POLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Bardzo czekoladowe, palone, likierowe, ale takze chmielowe, trawowe, coś jak Black IPA. Piana obfita, beżowa, ale grubopęcherzykowa, kolor czarny. W smaku bardzo mocno palone i kawowe, z wysoka goryczką. Alkohol lekko wyczuwalny, wysycenie bardzo wysokie jak na RISa, warto odgazować nieco, bo aż kłuje. Ciała nie ma tak dużo jak można by się spodziewać, chociaż jest co najmniej średnio. Bardzo wytrawne, dobre, ale brak mi słodkiej kontry. Zdecydowanie bardziej w kierunku Black IPA to piwo idzie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3111) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a dark brown color with a small ring of beige bubbles. Aroma is roasted malts, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins with hints of tangy fruits and wood. Taste is medium sweet, light roasty and finishes lightly tart and acidic. Notes of dried apricots, light funk, hay, coffee, cocoa, wood. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, really tasty

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1368) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roast, spices maybe ginger, coffee. Full body, coffee, chocolate, spices and maybe ginger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radzik5555 (432) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Butelka 0.33L.
Wygląd: Czarne, gęste, bardzo obfita, beżowa piana. Zbita, gęsta ale dziurawi się dość szybko i opada.
Aromat: Chmielowy, cytrusy, żywica, czekolada, alkohol, kawa.
Smak: Kawa, gorzka czekolada, sporo chmielu grejpfrutowo-ziołowego. Alkohol lekko wyczuwalny. Goryczka spora, głównie chmielowa i lekko palona.
Odczucie: Gęste, oleiste, wysycenie średnie+ (jak na RISa bardzo wysokie), ciało dużo
Całość: Mocno chmielony RIS, brakuje owoców suyszonych, rodzynek, sherry. Dobre piwo ale wolę trochę inne RISy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
69sliver69 (2) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
I think this russian imperial stout is not my ’cup of tea’, but it’s very good. I like better ipa , so stout is not my best flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (4254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Pours jet black with a long-lasting tan head. Aromas of red fruit, dark chocolate, black coffee. Taste is roasted bitter, more red fruit, smoke coming through, charcoal maybe. Oily mouthfeel, medium body. Long, long finish. Mmmm.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle (thanks voncrease). Poured black, with a big, dense tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and peat. Mouthfeel was medium to full, but not as thick as I’d like for an impy stout. Sweet flavours of vanilla, mixed with bitter dark chocolate and burnt malt. Finish was quite bitter, with espresso, rye bread and dark fruit.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
voncrease (38) - - OCT 12, 2014
Had out the bottle, bought from Rehills of Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.


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