Buxton / Omnipollo - Yellow Belly | Buxton Brewery

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4.37/5
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523 Ratings
Buxton / Omnipollo - Yellow BellyBuxton / Omnipollo - Yellow Belly
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buxton Brewery
England, United Kingdom
buxtonbrewery.co.uk

Style: American Double / 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#411
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
523
pDev:
8.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
93
Trade:
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Ratings: 523 |  Reviews: 104
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

85/100

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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

Photo of Harrison8
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with less than a finger of khaki foam. Head retention is okay. Aroma is caramel, toffee, molasses, and candied sugars. Toasted and roasted malts behind the sugary display up front. Flavor profile is caramel, toffee, molasses, dark chocolate, and cocoa. Roasted and toasted malts still play a big role behind, forming a huge, supportive base. Mouth feel is thick with a hearty, velvety texture. Overall, lots of sugary notes that are balanced out by bitter, balanced malts. It's a hearty, flavorful stout through and through.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of Tazmon
4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steverx8
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Jason_cs
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rcjennings
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avalon07
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a jet black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a small amount of foamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Below average lacing.

S: A very enticing aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, peanut butter, coffee, and biscuits.

T: Tasted of a bit of roasted malt (somewhat in the finish), a lot of peanut butter (not too much), some biscuits, light hops, lots of chocolate, and a tinge of coffee. An incredibly robust, complex, and powerful flavor. Sweet and tasty. No idea how they achieved the peanut butter flavor without using peanut butter.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: This is an exceptionally well made stout. Very much drinkable. It's dessert in a glass.

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Photo of CHickman
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad to split a bottle of this rarity, which pours jet black with a 1 finger tan head that faded slowly and left good spotty lacing. Great packaging on this bottle.

Smells of peanuts, roasted nuts, chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate chip cookies, peat moss, smoked grains, soy sauce and molasses. Impressive how they made it smell nutty without using nuts, but it still brings nice chocolate aromas.

Tastes just like it smells with tons of chocolate and toasted nuts, bringing vanilla and the biscotti flavors together for a really complex brew. A bit too much soy sauce in the mix but that thankfully gets balanced out by the char and chocolate for a very tasty and impressive imperial stout.

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

Photo of cp45
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 523 ratings