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


on tap

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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14186) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5953) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (8715) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3349) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2016
Buxton’s RIS, shared by Jan, cheers! Thick, dense, creamy, beige head over a jet black beer. Aroma of charcoal, unsugared bitter chocolate, toasted walnut, soy sauce, mocha, dried fig, black pepper, touch of smoked herring, cigar ashes, biltong, dried seaweed, nutmeg. Very umami taste in onset, meaty and dried mushroom accents, very little sweetness, soft background blackberry sourish touch, soft carbo, very thick, fat, oily mouthfeel, supple and not too ’heavy’, deep dark bitter maltiness, bit ashy, unsweetened chocolate and mocha again, roasted bitterness in the end reinforced by a strong dosis of peppery, spicy hop bitterness, some warming whisky-like alcohol in the end. Very dry, roasted, charcoal-like and somewhat demanding, but highly enjoyable example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmctaster (35) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Aroma is mocha and dark-fruit. It is black with a dark brown head. Head is a consisent 1-2 fingers on every pour. Very light and smooth for a RIS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (332) - - JAN 1, 2016
Pours a black color with huge brown head. Surprisingly light body for being imperial

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
From tap at Craft & Draft. Dik romig schuimig koffie zwaar gehopt (Target?) lijkt op eigen RIS brouwsel. Backlog from 2015/10/29.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 28, 2015
0,33l bottle at home from trade with minutemat, big thanks. Bottled 13/03/2015. BB 13/03/2017. black color, tiny coffee-colored head. smells of malty roast, licorice, vanilla, some cocoa, some dried fruits, light coffee. decent smell. creamy body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of cocoa, earthy, roast, coffee, bitter chocolate, light licorice, light sweetness, some nuts, light spices, some lacto. finishes with some roast and lacto and taste of coffee and cocoa. very nice taste. did not like the smell so much, because too much vanilla, but taste is very nice and creamy (and luckiliy no vanilla). Overall great beer, drinks very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
6bottlepack (193) - Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle from hops & crafts Exeter . Near black with a dark beige head . Aroma s dark fruits & malt ,but doesn’t prepare you for the taste explosion to follow which is complex piney hop,pineapple?sweet malt ,chocolate ,coffee & polished leatherw,the palate is smooth ,oily medium to full bodied ,medium carbonation ,bitter sweet ,dry ,salty malty ,hoppy finish . Imperial Russian Stout as it should be !!!

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