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


on tap

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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

rubbishystuff's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (2112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2015 Almost black dark stout. No head when poured. Boozy flavor with some oakiness. Slick palate. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (1209) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zaf (291) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
procraste (304) - 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 !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (1996) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Great beer. Aromas of chocolate and vanilla, with very long length. Ticks all the boxes for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (632) - 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 (405) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
330ml Bottle from Coppers, Gosforth, £3.19. 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 (307) - 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 (4927) - 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 (832) - 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 (760) - 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.

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