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

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosbouw (2663) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Dikke structuur. Ruikt vol koffie, vanille, gebrande mout. Beetje alcohol. Smaakt vol houtig, vanille koffie. Beetje alcohol. Lekker.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3126) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2015
I think I drank this bottle at too cold a temperature. There was a huge foamy frothy tan head. Aroma is nice, complex with black malt, pumpernickel bread, blood, anise, leather, lumber. Flavor’s like nose plus fairly dry, mint, some carbonic tang. strong bitter. Body is decent. Good beer. Be interested in trying it again at proper temp, but that’s all --- so far.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Janishaaaa (9) - LATVIA - DEC 7, 2015 does not count
To much complicated, to much specific and bitter herbs. Without foams. I’m a bit disappointed. After the warm-up in the glass doesn’t still better. Not the best Russian Imperial Stout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, liquorice, hops, herbs, and chocolate - with a roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma is full of bitter dark grains with roasted malts and a slight dark fruit note. Flavor has dark grains through out with a decent amount of bitterness and some chocolate and roast supporting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (1882) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Pitch black, non-transparent, one finger tanned head, which quite quickly reduce itself just to a ring. In aroma dark chocolate, dry coffee beans, a lot of tanned notes, almost smoky ones, some berry notes, a bit of strong alcohol, like a rum and even a bit of green hoppy notes. It really is full bodied, it’s thick and dense but not pushed to the limit yet, nicely carbonated. In taste first a bit of roasty notes, then a lot of black coffee with this small touch of strong alcohol. In the aftertaste mostly bitterness, strong and pleasant one - from tanned malts, and a bid from hops to I think. It’s rather dry, doesn’t have a lot of sweetness. It’s very good, big, definitely not session beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zaf (308) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
Che dire..birre così riescono davvero a farmi uscire fuori di testa! Scura e densa come poche altre birre..schiuma marrone scura a grana media,spessa ma che non copre tutta la superficie..aroma devastante di cioccolato e malto tostato..si avverte vaniglia e un po’ dell’altro derivante dall’utilizzo del luppolo in dry hopping..gusto esplosivo..una Imperial stout elevata all’ennesima potenza,ottimamente bilanciata e dal palato caldo,denso..dieci e lode

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
procraste (472) - FRANCE - NOV 19, 2015
C’est vraiment très bon et super bien fait comme très souvent chez Buxton ... Sombre crémeuse et pourtant délicate.Chocolat, piquant, café ... Un côté florale du houblon ... C’est vraiment super bien balancé !

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Great beer. Aromas of chocolate and vanilla, with very long length. Ticks all the boxes for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (1004) - 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.


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