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


on tap

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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (5112) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2016
Buxtons RIS, shared by Jan, cheers! Thick, dense, creamy, beige head over a jet black beer. Aroma of charcoal, unsugared bitter chocolate, toasted walnut, soy sauce, mocha, dried fig, black pepper, touch of smoked herring, cigar ashes, biltong, dried seaweed, nutmeg. Very umami taste in onset, meaty and dried mushroom accents, very little sweetness, soft background blackberry sourish touch, soft carbo, very thick, fat, oily mouthfeel, supple and not too heavy, deep dark bitter maltiness, bit ashy, unsweetened chocolate and mocha again, roasted bitterness in the end reinforced by a strong dosis of peppery, spicy hop bitterness, some warming whisky-like alcohol in the end. Very dry, roasted, charcoal-like and somewhat demanding, but highly enjoyable example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmctaster (88) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Aroma is mocha and dark-fruit. It is black with a dark brown head. Head is a consisent 1-2 fingers on every pour. Very light and smooth for a RIS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (463) - - JAN 1, 2016
Pours a black color with huge brown head. Surprisingly light body for being imperial

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (3576) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
From tap at Craft & Draft. Dik romig schuimig koffie zwaar gehopt (Target?) lijkt op eigen RIS brouwsel. Backlog from 2015/10/29.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (2728) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 28, 2015
0,33l bottle at home from trade with minutemat, big thanks. Bottled 13/03/2015. BB 13/03/2017. black color, tiny coffee-colored head. smells of malty roast, licorice, vanilla, some cocoa, some dried fruits, light coffee. decent smell. creamy body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of cocoa, earthy, roast, coffee, bitter chocolate, light licorice, light sweetness, some nuts, light spices, some lacto. finishes with some roast and lacto and taste of coffee and cocoa. very nice taste. did not like the smell so much, because too much vanilla, but taste is very nice and creamy (and luckiliy no vanilla). Overall great beer, drinks very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
6bottlepack (350) - Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle from hops & crafts Exeter . Near black with a dark beige head . Aroma s dark fruits & malt ,but doesnt prepare you for the taste explosion to follow which is complex piney hop,pineapple?sweet malt ,chocolate ,coffee & polished leatherw,the palate is smooth ,oily medium to full bodied ,medium carbonation ,bitter sweet ,dry ,salty malty ,hoppy finish . Imperial Russian Stout as it should be !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2015
In Stockholm, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, coffee, oak. TASTE: chocolate, coffee, oak, some herbs, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4778) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
Draught @ BBB. Pours viscous black with a small mocha head that doesnt leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toasted cereal, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, mineral rich soil, molasses and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, heavy bitter and malty. Mouthfeel is round, tiny viscous, roasted astringent, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and heavy bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, dried pine needles, moist soil, molasses and hints of alcohol. Straightforward tasty imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosbouw (2865) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Dikke structuur. Ruikt vol koffie, vanille, gebrande mout. Beetje alcohol. Smaakt vol houtig, vanille koffie. Beetje alcohol. Lekker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3462) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2015
I think I drank this bottle at too cold a temperature. There was a huge foamy frothy tan head. Aroma is nice, complex with black malt, pumpernickel bread, blood, anise, leather, lumber. Flavors like nose plus fairly dry, mint, some carbonic tang. strong bitter. Body is decent. Good beer. Be interested in trying it again at proper temp, but thats all --- so far.

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