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Buxton / Omnipollo - Yellow BellyBuxton / Omnipollo - Yellow Belly

Brewed by:
Buxton Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
“Yellow belly” — a person who is without courage, fortitude, or nerve; a coward.

To us, one of the most cowardly deeds is to act anonymously, hiding behind a group. A signifying trait of institutionalised racism.

This beer is brewed to celebrate all things new, open minded and progressive. A peanut butter biscuit stout with no biscuits, butter or nuts. Taste, enjoy, and don’t be prejudiced.

/Henok Fentie, Karl Grandin, Denis Johnstone, Jake Oulsnam, Geoff Quinn, Colin Stronge

Collaboration between Buxton Brewery and Omnipollo, Stockholm.

Added by mdagnew on 11-07-2014

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Photo of beerrat
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.48/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Houborg1
3.82/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopstout
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of millelacsmark
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.85/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch black coloration with a tiny, fizzy head. Smell is dominated by a marshmallow sweetness, with notes of doughy, roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla and lactose. Taste follows the nose, with doughy, roasted malts at the forefront, strong notes of cocoa, lactose and marshmallow and lighter notes of coffee, vanilla and leather. Some very light hoppy earthy notes are present as well that help balance out the sweetness a little. Finishes with a very light bitterness and some vanilla lactose notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a rich body and low carbonation. There is no peanut butter flavour to this, it's all psychology, backed up by the generous use of lactose and doughy malt, creating a sort of sweet, buttery, vanilla flavour profile. To me personally, it's more reminiscent of marshmallow than peanut butter and I would bet money that if they didn't label this as a "Peanut Butter Stout" noone would get a peanut butter flavour from it. Slightly too sweet for me, although there is a slight hop earthiness/bitterness for balance, with the lactose/marshmallow/vanilla note just being too overpowering.

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Photo of Rristow
4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from Klan looking bottle. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is robust with coffee, nutty with peanut butter and cocoa. Nice oily and chewy mouthfeel. Flavors of caramel, biscuits, peanut butter, cocoa, molasses. Awesome stout.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rypkr
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Look is a litter thing but redeemed with the frothy whipped head. Just between black and the darkest of browns.

S - smell is all peanut butter, or maybe peanut flour. Some light roast coffee, a dash of bakers cocoa, a drop of vanilla extract. There's sweetness and a latte like creaminess in the aroma.

T - much, much, much richer than I had expected. By the aroma I was expecting along the lines of duclaw's "sweet baby jesus" peanut butter porter but the beer is a 3x concentrated version of any peanut butter beer I've had.

The PB is buttering against malty sweetness. There's a ton, and I mean a ton of coffee for a beer not advertised to be a coffee beer. Fairly roasty.

F - midweight with enough carbonation to make it feel quite big.

O - tasty. Pricey for the novelty and not something I'd buy often but may revisit again if I see it.

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Photo of tdm168
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger of dense light tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing
S: Smells like a butterfinger candy bar.with a hint of roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate
T: Taste is butterfinger candy with some roasted malts, coconut, and dark chocolate with a little hint of coffee. Swallow is more butterfinger candy bar with more coconut, dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of roasted malts.
M: This beer is thick and slightly silky on the palate with low carbonation that is barely adequate. The beer has a drying finish due to the ABV.
O: Overall this one is pretty impressive and unique. From the nose to the taste this one is definitely a winner. Carbonation could stand to be just a tad higher but that's a very minor nit pick. It's there but it's barely noticeable. It helps give it a pretty silky mouthfeel though. Definitely worth a try if you like sweeter stouts.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one at Plan B in Rotterdam

From a bottle into a snifter
Best Before 11 August 2021
Imperial stout brewed with aromas of peanut and biscuit
Contains barley, wheat, oats and lactose

APPEARANCE: Clear dark brown pour yields a two finger, medium looking, creamy, light tan head with great retention. Clear black body with low carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to full cap and leaves great lacing on the glass. Half wisp remains leaving lots of good lacing clinging to the glass as it empties.

SMELL: Lots of cookie dough, peanut butter, hazelnuts, cacao nibs, vanilla and cream, chocolate chips cookies and some light roasted notes. Really aromatic and desert-like.

TASTE: Cookie dough, peanut butter, hazelnuts, vanilla and cream up front. Matches the nose exactly. Very flavorful with a bold and lingering finish of bitter chocolate and coffee, vanilla cream, cookies, peanut butter and nuts, with a nice roasted base through it. Some alcohol lingers in the finish. This is really lovely.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes a drier for the style. No real heat lingers.

OVERALL: These guys are great at making desert-type imperial stouts and this one is just as delicious as any other one they’ve made. Really flavorful and the full of character. The label says this is a peanut butter biscuit stout with no biscuit, butter or nuts, but that’s insanely impossible to believe. Regardless, whatever the recipe is, this one is delicious. Try it if you can. Cheers!

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Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a teku

A- pours deep black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that has short retention and leaves a ring around the glass

S- the aroma smells like a morning coffee shop; herbal coffee is highlighted by sweet aromas of peanut butter cookie, biscotti, roasted hazelnuts, caramel, mocha & vanilla cream

T- sweet dark chocolate and mocha cream up front, followed by notes of roasted hazelnut, caramel biscotti & butterfinger candy bar. The finish brings out some roasted herbal coffee and lingers of peanut flavored biscotti cookies

M- medium-heavy body leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a syrupy, velvety, slightly warming finish

O- an outstanding stout that bursts with peanut/biscotti/coffee, one to sip and savor

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Photo of Jwale73
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle served in a tulip. B496 BB: 11AUG21. Pours an inky black with a loose, khaki-colored head that dissipates into a soapy, frothy, slick. Nose is quite nice - peanut butter upfront, followed by cocoa and vanilla. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's also a hint of artificial sweetener to the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (closer to light) with a mild, even carbonation. Overall, a tasty American Double / IS; however, the mouthfeel is a little too thin for the style.

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Photo of gatornation
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color with a tan head. Smell had chocolate,vanilla,peanut butter and marshmallow. Taste followed nose many layers of flavor in this as it warmed additional dark fruit and biscuit wit a roasted malt slight bitter finish. I thought this was quite good.

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Photo of Holderness
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Black body with a finger of light brown head produced with moderate pour. Minimal retention and lacing
S -- Lots of biscuit and nougat (esp. hazelnut and almond). Some coffee syrup, vanilla, and chocolate
T -- Chocolate syrup, coffee ice cream, hazelnut, peanut, almond, toffee, brown sugar. Quite sweet with a lasting, toasty bitterness
F -- Viscous and dense. Medium+ mouthfeel, minimal carb.
O -- Funky concept and even funnier name. Somehow it more-or-less works, although don't expect something that completely knocks your socks off. I'm curious -- since they don't use biscuits or peanut butter -- how they got such an adjunct-y aroma/flavor profile


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Photo of Gregf51
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours jet black with barely any head. Little floaties in the glass, but they also fall quickly. Nose is incredible. Chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, nuts. Taste is equally as good. Pretty significant bitterness on the aftertaste. Huge chocolate and some coffee on the taste. Getting some charred wood notes, dark fruit, and vanilla. That bitterness isn't going away, and is a bit off-putting. Otherwise, a great beer with a huge thick mouthfeel.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It took me a minute to wrap my mind around this one because all other chocolate peanut butter beers I've had have been liquid Reeses. This is straight liquid Butterfinger, I mean that in a good way

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Photo of chossboss
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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