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

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Special Edition of our Tsar Russian Imperial Stout, inoculated with a 1978 strain of Courage Brettanomyces yeast and aged in barrel for at least 9 months before release.

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4.8
Beersiveknown (5303) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle at home from Buxton brewery
Pours dark ruby tinged brown with frothy dark brown head. Unmistakable tart manure of Brett on the nose masks the hops I know are there, on swirling comes rich chocolate fondant and Curacao peel. Still very full bodied with medium carbonation, slight tartness up front then an exposition in malts from sweet molasses through burnt toast and bitter barley to rich roast coffee with a constant undercurrent of Brett dry woodiness and leaflitter. Increasing hop bitterness builds, mint hot chocolate, flintiness. Its a different beast to the original, but the malt hallmarks are certainly there. Its complex and makes me hanker for the days when beers like this were de riguer rather than one off specials. Fruity melon and dry barley in the lengthy finish. Not difficult to drink despite the strength and difficult to fault.

4.5
Cuso (8940) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of kaufmanized. Almost black colored beer with medium beige head. Roasted malt, brett, dark fruits, licorice, dark chocolate. Taste, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malt, licorice, brett. whiskey, wood. Long coffee bitter finish with touch of brett. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Delight.

4.3
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
Tasted at 4th BBF @ De Molen. Black pour. Aroma of roasty malts, brett, fruity, chocolate, caramel and earth. Flavor is slightly sweet, slightly spicy, slightly sour, slightly bitter. Quite complex. Great balance.

4.3
chrisv10 (18576) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Black with big light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, brett and oak. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, oak, brett, little dry, little liquorice and little bitter.

4.2
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
Cask @ bbf. Aroma is cherry and other red fruits, slight brett, thick roast and liquorice. Flavour is thick roast and liquorice, again red fruit bretty notes. Great brew.

4.2
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
[email protected] Nice balanced Brett in both aroma and flavour. Complex yet easy going, flavourful, balanced.

4.2
Camons (13385) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, berries, brett, oak, little coffee, light sourness. Flavor is rich roasted malts, oak, bretty, little sour, berries and wood. Medium body, lively carbonation, dry and light bitter finish. Lovely. 100613


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