Buxton Single Barrel Rain Shadow (Bourbon)

overall
100
97
style
Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial Stout
Buxton, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Meet Rain Shadows mean-older brother! A special bourbon barrel aged version.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2434) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle. Black colour with brown head. Roasted and bourbon aroma. Roasted, bourbon, oak, coffee taste, alcoholish. Medium to full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (526) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2017
Seriously black pour with next to no foam only a few brown bobbles clinging to the edge of the glass. The smell is very dark with licorice-butterscotch, espresso, a little rye bread and oaky bourbon notes. Not a bad smelling beer. The taste has molasses, soyish sweetness, typical bourbon spices and maybe a few tannins from the cask. Aftertaste is savoury with notes of roasted malt, more molasses and slightly bitter nuts. Very very rich and flavourful beer and pretty old school too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2481) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: roasted malt, alcohol and whisky barrel notes. Quiet boozy nose. Taste: full body with roasted malt, well balanced with barrel bourbon notes. Good attenuation, astringent and boozy, but quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: peat notes, with strong roasted malt notes, alcohol. Boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (7333) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown opaque pour with a massive creamy tan head, aroma has big chocolate along with big dark fruits, taste has bitter chocolate, dark malts, some big roast, creamy mouthfeel, fine beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (3229) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle at home, do not remember from where. Pours thick, almost black, big dark brown head. Slightly oily. Nose is just how bourbon BA IS should be - big roast and vanilla, coffee, chocolate, light tobacco; quite sweet, rich but also boozy. Taste does not reach to the level of nose but still very good - rich in roasted malts, coffee, and vanilla bourbon notes, also quite boozy, molasses. Very rich and big, strong in bourbon BA notes. Excellent but just slightly too harsh in booziness, maybe could benefit some time?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (6869) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
33cl bottle. Bottled on 5. Sep 16. Poured pitch black color with a thin brown head. Heavy bourbon notes as I pour the beer into the glass. Tobacco, some vanilla, wood and medicine wibes. Salty licorice dominates in flavor at first, bourbon, alcohol warmth, but not boozy Id say. Vanilla notes are there but subtle. Tobacco, some sweetness, some molasses and oak. Complex and good drinkability. Heavy, great sipper. Way better than the basic version.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdKing (2483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle from Hop Burns and Black. Opaque very very dark brown to black in the glass with a medium tan brown head which thins to the edges. One whiff of this and its pretty sublime. Nose is very rich roasted malt, ground coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa beans, vanilla, little yeast extract, something alcoholic from the bourbon in the barrel. Taste is bitter roasted malt and coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, slight yeast extract. Nice smooth sweetness and excellent balance. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, sweet and a little oily. Finish is vanilla, dark choc and roasted malt.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (2003) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2017
33cl bottle. Pitch black pour, thick and oily, with a tall, dense, tan head. Notes of bourbon, roasted malts, scotch whiskey, dark chocolate, cocoa, dark cherries, tobacco, smoke. Full body, thick and chewy. Much bitter than most bourbon barrel-aged beers, and much more balanced, with the roasted flavours balancing the bourbon sweetness perfectly. Just a bit boozy in the post-taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (3283) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown with ruby highlights color, very weak foam. Aroma: port wine and bourbon, vanilla and caramel, dried fruits. Taste: port wine, caramel, malt, dried fruit, wine, butter, nuts, candies, brandy, oak.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
zinneke (207) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2017
Amazing barrel aged beer. So complex and well balanced. Layers of roasted malts and perfect barrel aging, make this one of the best BBAs Ive ever had. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, cereal, caramel, dough, alcohol, licorice, vanilla, oak. Genius.


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