Buxton / Omnipollo - Yellow Belly | Buxton Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.37/5
Outstanding
534 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:
#540
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
534
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
93
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 534 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of Tdenham
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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 UniversitateaDeBere
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hdtrice
4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Pitch black pour with mocha head. Lots of peanut butter and biscuits. Taste starts sweet with vanilla, biscuits, coffee and milk chocolate. Really viscous and sticky body. Really nice dessert beer, like sweet, liquid ice cream.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tight cappuccino-brown foam over coal black. 4
Straight up hot peanut butter nose. 4.5
Thread of chocolate malt, tons of Nutter Butter, a bit of tin, honeycomb biscuit, and sour toffee. 4.25
Chocolate chew finish and clean linger.
Medium, chewy, sharp. 4

Crushes the concept - peanut butter from a bunch of angles. But also an odd metallic - silver foil? - thing, too. Cocoa, nuts, and… copper? Kinda doesn’t add up. Nice, but what did the brewer have to do to make this work? 4

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

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

Nearly black pour with a dark brown head, very thick foam almost like a frosting on top leaving thick lacing.

Aroma was full of hazlenut, peanut butter, and almost a cookie like sweetness.

Taste was a straight up peanut butter cookie up front... think girl scout cookies, with a little toast in the finish.

Full bodied and drinkable, really silky mouth on this one.

I've never been much of a fan of peanut butter beers, but this is one to seek out. Definitely an experience

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

Outstanding

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Photo of halo3one
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Buxton / Omnipollo - Yellow Belly from Buxton Brewery
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 534 ratings