Yellow Belly
Buxton Brewery

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Buxton Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #290
Ranked #702
4.37 | pDev: 8.47%
Apr 01, 2022
Nov 07, 2014
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Notes: Collaboration with Omnipollo

“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.
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4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

A - Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Nice amount of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is roasted malts, black coffee, vanilla and dark chocolate.

T - The taste is dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, peanut butter, roasted malts and overripe dark fruits.

M - Full body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a sticky dry finish.

O - Impressive. Nice and unique flavor combination.

Apr 01, 2022
4.23 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Mar 18, 2022
4.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Jan 28, 2022
4.99 by Grupatre from Michigan on Jan 14, 2022
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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by andrewjraab from Michigan

Pours a motor oil black with khaki colored head. Pancake batter like bubbles. Chocolate, vanilla, charred oak on the nose. Velvet mouthfeel and layers of bold and robust flavors. Death by chocolate. Overall - amazing brew that is world class

Nov 06, 2021
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4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by larryi86 from Delaware

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with it’s a small mocha head.

S- Chocolate, peanut butter, roasted coffee, some vanilla, touch of dark fruits.

T- Chocolate, dark fruit, peanut butter, roasted coffee, some vanilla.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A nicely done stout and easy to drink.

Oct 10, 2021
4.09 by Buck_Jones from Michigan on Sep 06, 2021
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4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by EnderFett11 from Virginia

Poured moderately hard from a bottle into a snifter glass, forming a little bit of brown head around the edges before fading to a ring of lacing. Intense brown color, totally opaque. Smell is delicious biscuit with a hint of sweet peanut butter. Taste follows very closely, a good mix of mild biscuit, peanut butter, and some bourbon at the end. Medium bodied and very little carbonation. Super yummy and unique beer.

Jul 15, 2021
4.25 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Jul 06, 2021
4.5 by BidYouABrew from Washington on May 09, 2021
4.25 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 07, 2021
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3.63/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by pkalix from California

hate politics in my beer. so pervasive and unnecessary. but i suppose we ALL need to feel we need to blast our felings to the world.... as for the beer... typical omnipollo. thin. bland. drinkable, but just not 'exciting'... always taste like 'yesteryear's stout', as if they are finally caught up after chasing others' recipres.... not terrible but definitely not '97'. . . .

Apr 05, 2021
4.15 by AGoodStout from Kansas on Apr 02, 2021
4.25 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Mar 20, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Bottle to snifter.

Look: dark black, small beige head,
Aroma: hazelnut, cocoa, roasted malt, roasted peanut.
Taste: Dry bittersweet cocoa, red wine, general nutty flavor....(peanut, hazelnut, pine nut.)

Feel: medium to full body. Light carbonation.

Super roasty and Very tasty. Great brew. Sad that this is being retired, since the idea of the brand is to fight racism, not to promote it.


Mar 08, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by micada from New York

Shelton Bros Festival score...oh, we’ll miss you Shelton Brothers!

Mar 06, 2021
4.35 by JensUrup from Denmark on Feb 28, 2021
4.5 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Feb 26, 2021
4.51 by mcrawford from Michigan on Feb 17, 2021
4.25 by sd123 from Georgia on Feb 11, 2021
4.75 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 09, 2021
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3.7/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

Paper-wrapped bottle at Cirkus, Stavanger, shared with Cunningham. ABV is 11%. Black colour, no head. Roasty aroma with notes of doughnuts, peanuts, chocolate and vanilla. Sweet and roasty flavour with the same elements, pastry stout.

Jan 30, 2021
3.46 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jan 09, 2021
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4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Black with brown tones appearance, brown collar. Smells of semi-sweet chocolate, toffee, peanut butter cookie, toasted nuts, mild coffee, hints of vanilla, and light char. Taste explodes with the peanut butter biscuit cookie, toffee, and chocolate, has good roasted to the coffee and malt flavors now, caramel and booze linger, fantastic. All of this is in a body that doesn't get over saturated or heavy, viscous but not syrupy, roast is teasingly hinting, sweetness too. This really was as good as the hype if not better. Perfect to have after voting against a yellow belly today!

Oct 30, 2020
3.57 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Oct 26, 2020
4.6 by Giggy from Michigan on Oct 19, 2020
4.04 by Zaphog from Michigan on Sep 22, 2020
4.54 by CreightonSM from New York on Sep 15, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by terpsnburps from California

cease and desisted batch.
pours a nice dark black, with a light tan head
aroma is amazing, complex mix of roasted malts, creamy nutter butter cookie filling, waffle cone, backed by slight hints of vanilla and chocolate. very creamy smelling.
tastes just like the smell. very balanced and complex mix of roasted malts, creamy peanut butter, and carmalized sugars, but not too sweet at all, incredibly balanced.
Over all an amazing stout! Very happy I stocked up on these considering they stopped making them. It really deserves the ratings it has, its hard to bring all of these flavors together and balance them so exceptionally.

Sep 09, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BerryKumquat from California

L: A dark stout color with a shade of yellow.
S: Strong molasses.
T: A strong start of stout into butterscotch.
F: Very heavy and dark.
O: An odd heavy stout with a hint of sweetness.

Sep 06, 2020
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3.57/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

This was another beer from the Firestone Walker Fest Pre Party 2017. Much like Kanye sang on Graduation Day, "Sometimes I wonder. . . " Consumed prior to the election communist propaganda push of this year (that craft beer applaudes no doubt).

Pours blackest of black. Makes sense given the ironic political message. 1/2" light brown head. We had this back to back with a peanut butter beer, and it made this one seem like a weak commercial/political tug job to call it a peanut butter beer, even with the disclaimer that it didn't.

Taste also lacked peanut butter but had all the chocolate malt feels and a lower carbonation that made that taste stand out even more, even though the carbonation was appropriate for style and recipe. Hid the alcohol really well. At the end of the day, you can pay a lot for this single bottle of well made imperial stout. Or you can buy a six pack of a very similar imperial stout for about the same price.

Jul 27, 2020
4.43 by jtk21351 from California on Jul 18, 2020
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4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by RaulMondesi from California

Seriously, it’s been a while since I have had a truly World Class Stout. Straight up, my homies, this one poured so dark and pure like losing your virginity at midnight. Boyyyyyyyy, it smells so rich and luscious that maybe that bro Bill Gates sponsored it. Yeah, rich and oil like Ima pretend Ida Tarbell wrote a book about it. I would go on, but I’m gone in ecstasy.

Oh my.

Jul 05, 2020
4.84 by dubnation from Kansas on Jun 13, 2020
4.03 by gardner254 from Ohio on Jun 05, 2020
4.41 by rab53 from Washington on May 18, 2020
4.59 by Unclevince from West Virginia on May 16, 2020
4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois on May 09, 2020
3.94 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on May 05, 2020
4.25 by Beerbom from California on Apr 30, 2020
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