Single Barrel Rain Shadow
Buxton Brewery

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #870
ABV:
12%
Score:
93
Ranked #7,824
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 5.83%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
19
From:
Buxton Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
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Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Bruno74200
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 33cL can.
Pitch black, mocha head.
On the nose, Whiskey mineral notes, woody, caramel, coffee.
On the tongue, earthy bitterness between the roasted malts and the bitter hops. Some smokiness. The barrel aging brings depth.
The mouthfeel is thick.
Great stuff

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Black color with mocha head. Aroma has toffee, spicy chocolate, cacao and a light rum note. Taste has bourbon, salted caramel, slightly astringent dark chocolate, cacao bitterness and green coffee beans on the aftertaste. Full bodied with soft carbonation. A really well made imperial stout.

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Photo of Nicolaiw
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with tan / mocha head.
Aroma has chocolate cake, vanilla, wet oak, bourbon sweetness.
Taste is fudge, caramel, espresso, oak, bourbon, sweet.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a jet black body with decent enough tan head
Big brassy burned barley and bourbon aroma
Flavour is irished up cocoa with a hint of liquorice
Perfect

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Photo of mothman
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tan head with lace. Black color. Roasted and thick. A bit of peat. A lot of oak and whiskey. Vanilla and caramel. Cocoa powder and chocolate.

Full bodied. Thick, creamy, roasted.

A very fun stout to try. Better than expected.

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Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at CBC Boston. Comes black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and some dark fruit. Very well made RIS. Delicious.

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Single Barrel Rain Shadow from Buxton Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 19 ratings