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

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RATINGS: 244   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


jackl's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5804) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (1400) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld bij lion, zwart met een bruine kraag. Geur is zoetzuur met koffie, tarwe. Smaak Is gebalanceerd, smooth begint met caramel, via hopjes daar een mooie cacao en bittere espresso achtige afdronk. Wat een beleving

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (364) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2015
Black, thick, low to medium strong tan head, lasting. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and dark fruits. Taste is moderate+ sweet, dark fruits, chocolate, licorice, bitter chocolate, roasted malt and a burnt bitter dry finish and aftertaste. Bit of alcohol and heat. Medium to full bodied, light+ carbonation, thick and oily. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4301) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 27, 2015
Courtesy of kajser (huge thanks!), shared with ogivlado, Mrazek and franski. Black, tiny tan head. Creamy sweet aroma, slightly roasty, vague orange liqueur, dark chocolate, heavy without being overbearing. Lovely. Roasty, very roasty aroma, dark chocolate with extra bitterness, apart from the roastiness, slightly herbal, rough. Yeah, harsh in a way, but balanced out somewhat. Slightly dully soft in the finish, apart from the lingering (paw p... oof sorry) bitterness. Excellently crafted more or less.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (474) - - JUL 27, 2015
Pours black clear / haze colour with big creamy compact brown head. Visual carbonation is low. Aroma with mild-medium notice of an alcohol, notes of chocolate, tobacco, hint of dark fruits and roasted. Flavor: strong notice of an alcohol, hints of whiskey, cognac with notes of dark chocolate, mocha, tobacco, and with fruity esters (dark fruit with reminiscences of some tropical fruit) in the end. Malt sweetness is medium, hop bitterness is high, with sweet, sticky / dry finish. Body is soft / sticky. Interesting English imperial stout, made in American manner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines, London. Pours a jet black body with a massive cloudy beige head. Nose is licorice, grains, chocolate, raisins, honey, grains and hints of coffee, biscuits and nuts. Taste is chocolate, licorice, bitter herbs, burnt sugar, nuts and hints of bread, biscuits and coffee. Full body, medium carbonation. A pretty classic, straight-forward imperial stout; not terribly exciting but well brewed and pretty tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1916) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle from brewery via Eebria. Deep almost black colour with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. The taste mid sweet with a roasted finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobs_ols (391) - LATVIA - JUL 15, 2015
Black as pitch, medium brown head. Roasty aroma with some coffee and dark caramel. Sweet with bitter roasty notes. Finishes bitter and warming. Lovely, if quite dead.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1004) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 15, 2015
Very nice balanced IMP stout. Intense roasted malts profile, standart good RIS qualities with nice berry touch that gives some articulate sourness. Intense coffee profile, dark choco, some wood presence, herbal hoppy balance. Moderate to light sweetness, moderate bitterness, light sourness. Very nice sippable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (316) - LATVIA - JUL 14, 2015
Well pretty decent Russian IMP, but expected intensity in taste is missing. OK aroma is very appropriate, it is good, but something is missing

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3543) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2015
11.2 oz, bottled 9/1/14. A careless pour yields an explosion of clingy tan foam that slowly settles to inky brown. Nose is woody cocoa, caramel, blackberry and smoke. Silky medium body with a tang. Taste is dark chocolate, licorice, hazelnut and espresso.


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