Buxton / Omnipollo - Yellow Belly | Buxton Brewery

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4.37/5
Outstanding
542 Ratings
Buxton / Omnipollo - Yellow BellyBuxton / Omnipollo - Yellow Belly
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:
#561
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
542
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
93
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 542 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of Vivs85
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jpb123
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of chrismattlin
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Love the smell. Nice medium body. The taste is a tad bitter and not quite as sweet as I'd like. Maybe I'm nursing a cold. Still many good qualities.

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Photo of h1ocke4y
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 bottle poured into a tulip. Opaque and viscous on the pour with a small tan head. Huge peanut butter aroma. Also some chocolate and, yes, biscuity malt. The peanut butter is less up front on the palate, allowing the chocolate and biscuit to shine. A floral bitterness as well. Overall great balance. Outstanding.

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Photo of Benish
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: poured pitch black with a pancake batter colored head.

Smell: muted peanut butter at chilled temp but as it warmed up, it became a nutty Butterfinger candy bar with notes of toffee and chocolate. Heavenly.

Taste: amazingly sweet with notes of peanut butter, chocolate, toffee and a bready biscuit with honey. So rich and indulgent. Just a touch of bitterness at the very finish.

Mouthfeel: very rich and smooth. Full-bodied. Like a liquid candy bar.

Overall: superb. Apparently it doesn't have really peanut butter so I assumed this may taste a bit artificial. While I may be just slightly right, it was still delicious and it did taste 'natural' without that gritty artificial taste.

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Photo of TangoJuliet
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmg480
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of travelguy
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNBeer1017
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
3.49/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Dark cola brown with a thin khaki head. No activity visible.

Smell: Decadent peanut butter cup on the nose. There might be just a hint of fruity coffee and alcohol on the finish. But it is light.

Taste: Dates, figs, and fruit leather on the attack. Very sweet. Then a body of acrid milk chocolate and a kiss of peanuts.

Feel: Sweet. Almost cloyingly so. Mild bitterness. No alcohol. Thin given the ABV.

Overall: Cool packaging and great nose. Besides that it is pretty underwhelming. Weirdly fruity given the ingredients. At this price tag I’d be hesitant to pick it up again.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.72/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of PicoPapa
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle. Pours a blackish dark brown color with no head. Virtually no lacing. The aroma is very sweet with lots of milk chocolate, peanut butter, cookies, roasted malts, and caramel. The taste is peanut butter and biscuits followed up by milk chocolate and espresso. Has a bit of a chocolate covered salted pretzel kind of taste. Sweet chocolate and peanut butter finish. Borders on being too sweet. Pretty noticeable alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected. A pretty whacky beer that is certainly on the expensive side, but worth trying at least once.

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Photo of Mr_Bryce_yo
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

killer beer from start to finish all the notes are there and in great supply

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

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

Photo of JLK7299
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bier82
4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look, black with a very faint tan head that quickly dissipates .
Smell, one of the best smelling things I have experienced. Straight up peanut butter cookie.
Taste, I let the beer warm up a little longer after my first sip, which helped bring out the dryer peanut butter flavors, followed by some sweet espresso notes.
Feel, lighter than I expected or would want, but I don't hold it against this beer.

Overall, if it wasn't such a rare/weird beer I wouln't spend $14 on it. But it was worth a try to finally have it.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Finally poured to a Omnipollo tumbler.

A: The body is thick as hell, having a very syrupy touch and creates almost no no head when forcing it. It’s deep black colored and the head is dark brown. No lacing nor retention.
S: As my push my head into the glass, the amazing aroma of Yellow Belly almost leaves me breathless and my knees feel a bit weak. :) Just giant touches of chocolate, peanut butter and biscuits are coming into my nose. This is something like having Noa for the first time. Also in the back of the nose, just a small hint of alcohol.
T: The taste starts off very very sweet but not nauseous, having a somehat pinch of salt from the taste that follows right after, the peanut butter profile. Having this blend with the incoming chocolate at first, creates a feeling of deliciousness in your mouth as this pastry beer melts in your mouth. In the end, a slight bitter slight salty finish is presented.
M: Body is high. Carbonation, on this beer, is too high, alcohol is also a bit present but it’s normal due to the fact that this is 11% ABV.
O: It’s another incredible imperial stout from Omnipollo. Period. One of the best of the current days.

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

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

Photo of codytwo
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Buxton / Omnipollo - Yellow Belly from Buxton Brewery
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 542 ratings