Buxton / Omnipollo - Yellow Belly | Buxton Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#542
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
533
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
92
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93
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Ratings: 533 |  Reviews: 110
Reviews by Sparky44:
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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of braugon
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge dark chocolate ganache and peanut, with just enough bitter cocoa powder to make it dry enough for repeated indulgences. Decadent in the truest sense. A delight for the senses. A rare treat. The finest, richest dessert.

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Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

masterful brew. Peanut butter and purpose butter. How? Liked this one. Stout taste balanced. Good drinkability. Jon’s bottle from Rochester mystery store.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a dark, deep, slightly oily looking black, with a very small mocha colored head, and no lacing.

The aroma leaps out of the glass, even without bringing it up to your face. Absolutely insane- heaps of roasty peanut butter- just the absolutely nuttiest and natural peanut butter you've ever seen, with some bitter dark chocolate, roasty earthy coffee, dark roasted malt, caramel, and butterscotch. It's unfathomable that a beer with this aroma could be brewed without peanut butter, or coffee, or chocolate, or any added flavorings. You serious Clark?

The taste is just as awesome. So much peanut butter here, with caramel syrup, freshly roasted coffee, hazelnut, pecans, roasted malt, toffee, butterscotch, and really bitter dark chocolate. This manages to stay balanced- it's not too sweet, as it's got some really nice bitter aspects to it. It's near perfect- truly one of the best stouts I've ever had. It manages to accomplish what Funky Buddha does so well- recreate a culinary item- in this case, a peanut butter biscuit. However, this surpasses that because it's not loaded with added flavoring. These flavors were accomplished with expert use of malts, hops, and yeast. I can't believe peanut butter is not added to this. It's nuts.

This is medium bodied, pretty thick and rich, but not the thickest or richest stout out there. Because of this however, it's pretty drinkable- the bottle went down fairly easily. The 11% ABV does not show itself here. You can't taste it, but you can definitely feel it- you feel nice and warm at the end.

A huge accomplishment from Buxton and Omnipollo, one of the most original stouts I've ever had. This is also brewing magic, as I stated above. I can't fathom how they managed to get these flavors into beer given the standard ingredients list. Bravo!

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ever get to that point when nothing else can satisfy that culinary itch than a nutter butter with strong coffee? If you have and if you're a beer lover then that much needed scratch comes in the form of Yellow Belly- an imperial stout with aggressive peanut butter, chocolate and roast for a beer that easily replaces dessert.

Yellow Belly pours with the ominously dark austere and a creamy mocha-stained froth that falters underneath the weight of sugar and strength. Its scent dominates with warm peanut butter, dark chocolate, coffee and campfire. Its deeply succulent taste is rife with bunt caramel, cream and chocolate fudge.

Those decadent sweetnesses never waver as the complexity of tastes build. Its sweetness is seared with the notions of roasted marshmallow but with a heavy whipping cream, vanilla and cream soda irresistibility. Deep espresso, bittersweet chocolate and burnt sugar cane cary the load into a deep peanut butter fudge character that's laced with char, complexity and succulence.

Its full and lavish body promotes a creamy texture that's remiss of candy nougat, whopper candy, and a bitter coffee finish that balances the inordinate sweetness reasonably well. As a mild aspartame sweet-bitter taste plays out late, those glitches in taste are easily forgettable because of the ale's premiere sweet, savory and strong taste delights the palate early, late and in between.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SkiBum22
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 StoutFox
3.68/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmcurran
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle, Brewers Droop, Bristol - Pours slightly oily dark brown with medium tanned foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacking. Aroma - strong nutty smell even close to the glass. Taste - sweet but not overly, strong nutty taste, light malty notes and small alcoholic feel. Definitely one of its own and certainly open minded, new and progressive as the bottle says. Amazing.

Revisited Sept 2018 with an aged 330 ml bottle. Same wow factor, aroma slightly mellowed due to age in favour of a higher ABV feel. Pure decadence.

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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 Marius
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black pour, with a tall dark espresso head. The smell is amazing, bucketloads of peanut butter, vanilla, caramel, some caramelized cherries, milk chocolate and cocoa. The taste follows the same note, with peanut butter and caramel dominating milk chocolate and cocoa. Thick and sticky mouthfeel.

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Photo of Prospero
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.56/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours midnight black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Slight finger of tan head that quickly fades away.

Smell: A very rich, sweet, and roasty dark malt forward aroma with a big scent of peanut butter and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with a big upfront scent of peanut butter, dark chocolate, coffee, biscuit, caramel, nuts, and yeast. Sweet hints of molasses, syrup, and marshmallow. Hops are pretty light. A really good and interesting aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a rich, sweet, and roasty dark malt driven taste with notes of peanut butter and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with a big taste of peanut butter along with notes of dark chocolate, fudge, coffee, biscuit, caramel, nuts, and yeast. Sweet taste of molasses, cream, syrup, and marshmallow. Subtle hops. A really good sweet and nutty taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Thick, chewy, and fairly syrupy.

Overall: A really good and unique twist on a Imperial Stout. The peanut butter mixes nicely with the dark roast flavors. Sweet but far from cloying.

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

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 533 ratings