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


on tap

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RATINGS: 309   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (780) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
Drank with Marijn at my place 13-11-15. Good stout. Rich taste. Easily drinkable, but not a ’simple’ beer. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hippoman (645) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
330ml Bottle from Coppers, Gosforth, Ł3.19. Black pour with cappuccino style tan head. Sweet chocolate milk and mocha aromas abound as well as sweet, vaguely chemical notes like cheap toffee . The taste opens largely bitter with huge, complex smoke and coffee flavours. It’s reminiscent of fine liquer chocolates. It’s fair to say it’s hugely thick and rich but I could drink loads of it, albeit very slowly. There’s nothing at all in the taste I dislike, even though I find most imperial stouts overly rich to the point of cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (629) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015

Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, very slight licorice, mocha,

Black as black can be with a brown head.

Medium sweet but the roast soon takes over and won’t let go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5374) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Aroma is dark chocolate, fruit/dark fruit and stout yeast. The flavor is dark chocolate, dark malts, coffee/mocha, medium fruit/dark fruit sweetness and an acidic finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (1127) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 3, 2015
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste, gęste. Piana drobna, brązowa. Intensywny aromat likierowy, gorzka czekolada, śliwki, trochę kawy. Lekki alkohol w aromacie, ale bardzo dobrze się komponuje. Lekko kwaskowy aromat. Trochę słodyczy w aromacie. W odczuciu gładki, aksamitny, chociaż z lekko ostrym i piekącym posmakiem. Alkohol daje znać o sobie sporym grzaniem w przełyku. Trochę kisielowaty w odczuciu jakby miał dodatek żyta. Goryczka spora, długa. Nuty kawowe i alkoholowe. Czekolada, raczej deserowa niż gorzka. Konkretna goryczka w posmaku. Lekko kwaskowe. Trochę nut dębowych, lekka skórzana wanilia. Rewelacyjne, złożone piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (855) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Poured jet black thick oil with dark tan head. Nose is thick chocolate, mocha, cocoa, alcohol. Taste is a complex mix of chocolate, mocha, roasted coffee, cocoa, dark fruit. light hop in the finish. Thick roasted bliss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (2703) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
Tap at Craft & Draft. Black with bubbly and creamy mocca head. Roasted malts, molasses, quite some English hops, grassy, ash, dark chocolate. Medium sweet with medium hoppy bitter finish. Full bodied with creamy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3139) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
bottle shared at a bar. poured a dark brown to black colour with a mocha coloured head. nose is very strong chocolate upfront, mixed with mocha and dark coffee notes, vanilla creamy, and smoked ash. raisins, and salty licorice. some dark fruits aswell. very interesting beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (589) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 Bottle. Pours pitch black with a huge mostly lasting light brown bubbly head. Aroma of liquorice, dark chocolate, coffee, slightly burnt, smokey. Taste is of dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, blackcurrant, raisins, liquorice. Dense oily mouthfeel, sticky, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (4853) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle ($7): pours blacky with a large, frothy, beige head. Aroma is light coffee, malt, mollasses, not much roast, perhaps a light fruitiness, and a hint of nose tingling boosieness. Taste took me by surprise as it was way hoppier and roastier than I would have expected. Dry and kind of earthy. Interesting. I was expecting something on the sweeter end.

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