rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2017 From WLVL. This was proper good. A lot of the good qualities of a imperial stout but with less booziness and no oak. Rich but not overwhelming, smooth but not slippery. Minerally aroma and taste. Way richer than the strength indicates. Serving: Bottle colui72 (1058) - HONG KONG - AUG 27, 2016
Whenever Buxton is involved with my palate it’s a joy! This is a very classic stout, extremely rich and tasty. It pours oil black with a medium brown head and good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, smoke, chocolate fudge. Complex taste with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, tobacco, leather, vanilla. A thick dark treasure of dark lingering flavours. Perfect! Brew_Cat (138) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 11, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours almost opaque dark brown with large long lasting light brown head. Excellent aromas, heavily malty with notes of roasted, burnt barley and mocha coffee, hints of tobacco at some point. Average hop presence mostly resin. Tints of raisin, plum, prune, dry fruits. Full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, bitter finish. An excellently well centered top class beer. Gives a sense of aged beer when it’s actually not aged. Gimme more! hopeless (9) - - JAN 12, 2014 does not count
Dark choccolate coffe resins and a thick brown foam.
Just a little bit too harsh for a stout...but overall is a definetely great
erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2015
Wow, Pitch black and hugely sense, dark brown head. As you usually only see at the strongest of imperial stouts . Extremely chocolatey, dark roasted coffee, tat of toffee, tat of dark hops. Super impressive stuff, even more so at this abv. One of the best selling stouts I?ve had, ever. String bitterness of roasted rye bread. Solid carbonation yet I kept in sipping and supping. So tasty. An impressive brew from Buxton, again. One of the best stouts I?ve had this year easily, perhaps even even. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
Nonshaugen (624) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2016
33 cl bottle. Jet black, thin cherry-ish brown head. Aroma is fantastic, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, wow... Full, thick body, nice hop bitterness, nice alcohol warming in the throat. Flavours of dark chocolate, dark caramel, dark coffee, dark everything. Plus some alcohol, but very subdued. A real treat to yourself on an insanely cold winter night like here, right now... MelvinKalksma (1579) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2017 Cool_Bond (2706) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, molasses, mocha, bread, roasted malts and coffee.
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium dark brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate, molasses and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread, roasted malts and coffee.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The beer is super dark and roasted, especially for its abv. Really love these ultra dark Stouts. Amazing appearance and palate with a taste that follows swiftly. The aroma could have been stronger though.
Wonderful aroma of chocolate. Lovely taste of dark coffee, sweetness, soy, dark chocolate and black malts. Celestial good bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Pleasurable beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings. zacgillbanks (5299) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer that pours without a head. It has very rich dark chocolate and liquorice flavours, spicy red fruity notes and a roasted and fruity finish. OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Aroma is amazing... Rich molasses, chocolate, malty with a distinct alcohol. Tastes super rich , cocoa, molasses and treacle. Well hopped and great balance of bitterness / sweetness. Pitch black with tan head .