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

bottled
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RATINGS: 316   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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kiezmar (252) - 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 (2608) - 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 (87) - - 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 (3019) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2016
Kick 290115. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, mocha, pine, berries. Full body. Smooth and a very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5816) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2016
On tap @ Kick. Dark, dark brown, almost black body with a nice looking, dense, beige head. Aroma has dark medium roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dry fruit and hint of pine. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, fruit, berries, pine and good bitterness. Fine body and good, long lasting aftertaste. Very smooth and rich flavored Imp. stout without overdoing anything. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (7715) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2016
Tap@Taproom Malmö , Malmö - pours black with tan head. Aroma and taste is a nice balance of sweet and dark roasted malts, with rich chocolate prominence, mocha, caramel, lovely subtle vanilla nuances throughout, roasted finish. Solid impy

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
Draught sample at Malmö Taproom. Pitch black with a thin tanned head. Roasted aroma with dark malts, liquorice,coffee and caramel malts. Taste is bitter. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting dry roasted bitter with dark malts. Lovely Stout.


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