Buxton Single Barrel Rain Shadow (Bourbon)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
Meet Rain Shadows mean-older brother! A special bourbon barrel aged version.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CraftBeerNick (2304) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
Bottle at home, rating #2300, 23rd April 17. Pours black, slick, oily, slight dark brown, grey head. Aroma is liquorice, dark chocolate, slight booze. Taste is liquorice, dark chocolate, wood, barrel, deliciously integrated bourbon, vanilla. Mouth feel is rich, slick oily, satisfying. Finish is long, bitter sweet linger, more barrel wood notes. World class BA impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (10514) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2017
Bottle shared with the fam, massive thanks to Henrik for sourcing this (Mikkeller Aarhus) - black with a tanned head. Roasted and sweet malty with some big chocolate hit, caramel, fudge, some dark fruit, big bourbon infused oaked wooden accents and vanilla into the finish. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (2831) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 15, 2017
Kindly given by Jaghana. Couleur noire, trs lgre mousse beige. Fort nez sur le fut de chne et malt noir. Gout cafe expresso et Chne... reglisse, corps liquoreux.. avec malt noir, bois chne, note sucre...la tout trs intense et robuste avec longue fin de bouche de chne, caf, rglisse, voir grille trs puissante... whooow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (1132) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2017
Drank 15-4-17 while writing. Very good smell. Taste is bitter, very intense, some coffee and light but noticeable bourbon. Medium to full bodied. Rich aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7563) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2017
Sample @ CBC Boston, 2016. Deep brown pour with a large tan head. Aroma has a big, rich, dark malt-dominated profile. Roasted grain and dark chocolate. Soft vanilla and coffee. Flavor skews bitter. Baking chocolate and coffee with just a bit of forest fruit. Some leather and earth. Full body, oily. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (4162) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2017
Big whisky barrel smell, although it apparently bourbon. Shows how much I know. Taste is very good. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, spice. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (3731) - Srumsand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2017
Svart med hyt lys brunt skum. Lukter kaffe, salt lakris, tuxi og mrk sjokolade. Fyldig. Salt lakris, kaffe og mrk sjokolade.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (3031) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 2, 2017
Buxton Brewery by Single Barrel Rain Shadow (Bourbon) Rami Rami is drinking a Single Barrel Rain Shadow (Bourbon) by Buxton Brewery at Powiśle Mocna beczka ale taka drewniano-lukrecjo-kokosowa, wanilii malo, fajne cialo, duzo czekolady i ciemnych owocow, degustacyjne, polslodkie

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nicke80 (660) - Sdertlje, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2017
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with little head. Sweet coffee aroma with coffee vanilla bourbon caramel cocoa. Sweet bourbon after taste. Really an excellent beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
EerieDrinks (131) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2017
Head consists of a tan coloured thin stripe. Pitch black beer. Aroma is absolutely stunning. Rich toffee, vanilla, chocolate and a bit of roasted coffee but also lots of berries and dark fruits. A fine red wine quality comes through in this, along with a alcoholic, smokey tone of whiskey. Cant really give this aroma anything but a 10. Taste is smooth chocolates, roasted coffee, vanilla and lots of hazelnuts with a sweet, cherry/raspberry like ending. Thick and a little bit dry. Sticks a bit on the lips and really super smooth. Unfortunately doesnt have that overwhelming mouthfeel that I think a beer this size should have. A teeny, tiny bit too sweet also but quite drinkable for the ABV, beware! Other than that, an amazing stout. Definitely one of the best Ive ever tasted. Buxton, Im coming for more of your beers.

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