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:
#410
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
523
pDev:
8.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
92
Trade:
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Photo of GarthT
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JSOBB
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdagnew
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle bought online from eebria.com

Poured pretty much pitch black even when held up to the light. Mocha brown head poured incredibly thick and foamy with very small bubbles and a meringue like topping... a nice thin layer of foam remained throughout.. some thick lacing lines...

Aroma is simply stunning - like a liquid version of a Snickers bar. Lots of toasted hazelnuts and peanuts followed by strong chocolate and biscuit sweetness, cocoa, caramel, mocha coffee, vanilla, earthy, brown sugar, some very faint smokiness...

Taste is thankfully not as sweet as the aromas... Again lots of peanut butter and dark chocolate biscuits, bitter-sweet cocoa, nut brittle, caramel mocha coffee notes, toasted malts, vanilla, faint liquorice, earthy notes, just a slight warmth from the alcohol

Feel - Smooth and velvety with just a little sharpness underneath... full bodied... pretty drinkable for an 11% brew

Overall - A stunning beer and one of the most original i've had in a while... highly recommended

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Photo of HopSavant
3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kaktusjak
4.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ptrck_nl
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

In the smell I recognize cookies, hazelnut, mocha, brown sugar, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. When pouring the full body stands out. Earthy black, with mocha, thick (almost creamy) foam. In the taste biscuit, hazelnuts, a little coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla come forwards. Sweet, but not too sweet. Velvet mouthfeel. Powerful packaging and fantastic content! Don't hesitate if you can buy one (or better:more)

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

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 nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bark
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nitro keg.

Black, low yellowish head.

Smooth sweet notes of milk chocolate bars, peanuts and lots of caramel and toffee.

Taste is sweet and roasted. Pecan nuts, peanuts, praline chocolate. Very smooth. Full body. The after-taste is smooth and very nutty with orange peel, chocolate and milk sweetness. The long finish is sweet and roasted with a hint os salt.

The carbonation is mild with smooth small bubbles. The liquid is thick and smooth.

A very unusual and nutty black beer.

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Photo of ncelauro
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mycorasta
4.74/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kmlund
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 Pete_IV
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.07/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a small dark tan head.
Sweet-smelling aroma of peanuts, honeycomb biscuits, toffee and soft roasted malt. Amazing.
Flavours include more of the sweet peanut butter and toffee biscuits along with a stronger malt note and pronounced alcohol.

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Photo of Beervana
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of gaborcsupity
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dar482
4.91/5  rDev +12.4%

The beer comes in a thick dark black with brown sticky to the glass.

The aroma is an explosion of flavor that immediately reminds me of Funky Buddha's concoctions. The nose hits of caramelized Nutter Butter cookies or peanut brittle. Tons of viscous butterscotch drizzle on a sundae and still surrounded by sweet chocolate

The flavor follows with that sweet chocolate, unctuous peanut butter, caramel drizzle. After that initial attack, the beer moves onto alcohol to dry out the beer. It is a great example of booze working in a larger brew.

One of the best "original" beers I have had this year.

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Buxton / Omnipollo - Yellow Belly from Buxton Brewery
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 523 ratings