Single Barrel Rain Shadow
Buxton Brewery

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #903
ABV:
12%
Score:
93
Ranked #7,625
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 5.83%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
20
From:
Buxton Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by 22Blue:
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22Blue from Kansas

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.

Oct 23, 2016
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Bruno74200 from France

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

Sep 30, 2019
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HopBelT from Belgium

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 08, 2021
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tykechandler from Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nov 02, 2016
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mothman from Minnesota

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.

Dec 30, 2016
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 12, 2016
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Howlader from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 14, 2017
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 11, 2017
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 20, 2017
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EmperorBevis from England

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

Mar 22, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

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.

Dec 11, 2017
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steverx8 from England

4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 10, 2017
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 21, 2017
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stephenlee from England

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 22, 2017
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Lodisgrisen from Finland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 11, 2017
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Heeenrik from Finland

4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 10, 2017
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DispyDnb from England

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 12, 2017
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MTKATL from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 20, 2017
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OompaMentor from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shelton Brothers 8/19/19

Aug 20, 2017
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Nicolaiw from Denmark

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.

Oct 17, 2017
Single Barrel Rain Shadow from Buxton Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 20 ratings