RateBeer
overall
99
89
style
Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial Stout
Buxton, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erasmus_ro (1263) - Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle, bottled Aug 2013.
Pours practically black with a small, mocha-colored head, mostly a ring of bubbles on the sides. Aroma is roast, a lot of chocolate. Some liquorice, a bit salty, a bit coffee. Taste is roasted, somewhat coffee, somewhat grapefruit. Very rich in flavor. Light sour and light chocolate. Full and quite carbonated, but not too much. Dangerously drinkable. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2441) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep brown, nearly black with a medium sized, lacing tan head. Aroma og roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, notes of alcohol and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up slightly bitter. Full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent impy.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1088) - SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Black as the bars around a widescreen film on a poorly contrasted TV - impressive coffee frothy light brown head, can’t remember seeing this from the Tsar in previous pours. Nailed on Imperial on the aroma, nippy hops and rich liquorice melted malt, and light choc. A decent enough initial taste, brassy malt and rich peppery choc, light coffee and soily middle. Thereafter it slopes obligingly into a neatly oily, easy going bitter finish. Honesy and up front, for a British Imp it’s tidy but I can see why they’ve made a song and dance about the Bomba.

Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (712) - SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from vino. Distinct leather aroma. Complex flavour with chocolate, wood smoke and berry. Rich mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle from Mikkeller Shop, Stefansgade, Copenhagen; bottled Aug 2013
Pitch black color with generous compact brown head. Intense aroma of dark chocolate, dark bread, biscuits, yeast, mild aroma of cheese rind, hints of coffee; fascinating. Smooth mouthfeel, although there is some sharp sourness from the dark malts; strong flavor of roasted malt, quite unidirectional, with some ashes, light liquorice; strong bitterness, and also strong roasted malt character in the end.
The flavor is more boring than the aroma. Good but not unforgettable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (353) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Nose is leather, roast malt, raisin,slight licorice, slight coffee. Taste is roasted malt, smoke, dark cherry, figs, the finish is lifted by hops, and is fruit cake in the smoke. Mouthfeel is full. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate nutty, roasted malts, some liquorice, coffee and floral. Taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Long finish, lots of chocolate. Full bodied. Quite a decent Imperian Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2013
beige quite dense mouthfeel. coffee coloured. aroma cheesy, hops, fruity, leather. taste like aroma with bitter finish. quite dense mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation. nice, like a hybrid between a bipa and a stout. abv very well hidden. bottle 33 cl / bd aug-2013

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (4080) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle.Pitch Black colour with medium head.Aroma of chocolate and coffee,nice full body,and hint of coffee and blackberries,but also hint of pepper and oile,nice well balanced and smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2162) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head,nice lacework and medium lasting. Aroma s roasted malts with note of caramel, good maltiness, slightly sweet coffee and moderate wooden. Flavor is roasted and toasted malts, black coffee beans and chocolate, light licorice, slightly sweet at the beginning with a moderate bitterness at the final, some wooden and light bourbon are also present. The final is mild bittery with notes of red fruis.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 17


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50