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


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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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

jackl's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5368) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle @ home. The pour’s thick, oily black with a tight, creamy tan head. Attractive. The nose is strong sweet Hershey’s chocolate syrup, charred malts, espresso bean, booze-infused fudge and bitter dark chocolate. Big, expressive aromas. The taste is similarly outsized. Heavy notes of freshly ground espresso. Charred wood and gritty roasted malt flavors. Big, fat, thick chocolate milkshake. Dry, hoppy bitter finish. Ashy. The body’s thick and viscous. Luxurious mouthfeel. This beer wears the ABV well, though it certainly demands to be drunk at a leisurely pace. Overall, pretty outstanding. I feel like I’ve cheated myself by waiting this long to try this beer. It’s great. If this was made by a hip US brewery it’d have a huge reputation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (927) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle Aroma-chocolate, coffee, fruits Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Oberwał-very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oppear (91) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2015
Black with an immense head for the start what then dissipates. Smells of vanilla roast with some chocolate, medium on the nose, perhaps some raisins. Dark roast chocolate/coffee switches between sugars. This has no watery side but there can be felt banana lightness from the sugars as if not being far from it. Aftertaste is roast and bitter chocolate. Decent heavy beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3625) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3460) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1296) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9439) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3475) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (126) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (573) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1159) - 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.

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