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

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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3889) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
Liquide embouteillé le 1er septembre 2014. Beau corps qui construit une énorme tête mousseuse. Au nez, les arômes me séduisent instantanément. Chocolat, petits fruits foncés, trace d’un fût, touche d’herbes qui dégagent des parfums qui s’apparentent à l’anis/réglisse, notes citronnées et/ou aiguilles de pin. J’aime beaucoup ce que je sens. En bouche, les saveurs de malts rôtis (traces de brûlure, fumée) et de fruits timidement acidulés sont aussi très agréables. Il manque cependant cette petite touche magique qui hante les arômes. Il y a définitivement et encore de la réglisse sur mes papilles. Au palais, j’aurais aimé un corps un tantinet plus fort. Quant au pétillement, il s’ajuste en cours de route. La texture m,apparaît comme étant presque vineuse. En finale, c’est amer, boisé, rôti, terreux et fruité. Très bon!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3563) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Bouteille achetée à Portland. Un gros psst laisse présager beaucoup de gaz carbonique. Lors du versement la mousse est abondante. La robe est brune et la mousse passablement foncée et très durable. Un nez de chocolat, d’iode, aqueux. La bouche amère, mordante, des saveurs très rôtis de grains passablement brûlés. Une texture mince loin des meilleurs stout. Une finale discordante gâche cette bière.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
9.11.2014. Black, big dark brown head. Aroma is tart, roasted, mocha, berries, leather. Thick, rich, velvety. Taste has chocolate, malts, cocoa, tartness, finish velvety mocha, hoppy bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10462) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2015
Das Bier ist schwarz und es hat eine schöne bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch nach roten Beeren, Röstmalz und wenig Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, viele rote Beeren, diese machen das ganze Bier ziemlich süß und verdecken so die Röstmalzigkeit des Bieres, dennoch interessant!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
Large tan head dark pour aromas rich fruits pine smooth coffee liquorice chocolate cocoa caramel the flavours rich coffee medium bitter dark fruits blue berries malt chocolate a dry note very sweet but good balance citrus taste pine caramel the finish best aftertastes sweet malts hops a plenty bitter resin finish dryness crispness a good imperial

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (271) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly, Tartu. Black color. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, spices and fruits. Full body. Bitterness high. Complex and strong taste, alcohol feels. Very good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (699) - Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Black with thin dark brown head. Boozy chocolate vanilla aroma. Rich malty roasty vanilla dark chocolate. Boozy Cocoa finish. Extraordinary English stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1308) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
330ml bottle, pours black with a tan head, aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, citrus notes, hoppy, medium light body, creamy texture, oily, soft carbonation, finish is dry, grapefruit bitter, like a strong black IPA, light bodied for an imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4593) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep black, small tan head, dissipates quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is rich, some cocoa, anise, molasses, roasted malts. Flavor is light plus sweet and quite bitter, anise, blackstrap molasses, a bit sharp, verge of rubbery, some ashtray. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Long lasting lingering bitterness is a bit distracting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2084) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle from bottle-shop.eu. Thanks Bob! Dark brown colour, brown foam. Medium carbonation. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Very bitter hoppy finish, grassy notes. More Imperial Black IPA than Imperial Stout. Good.


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