Buxton Brewery Arran (11.5%)

This Imperial Stout has been aged in single malt whisky barrels and you can tell.
It’s a warm, damp woody beer, lightly smoky, with a big hit of caramelised fried bananas right at its heart.
So far, so good, right?
Right.
You’ll also find dark chocolate and burned brown bread toast, a hint of charcoal and the chest warming hit of a solid Scotch whisky.
But the aroma is a bit drab, giving nothing more than a sniff of boozy prunes, and the beer, this bottle at least, is rather flat leaving a finish that’s oily and slick, with nowhere near enough body to hold up everything that’s going on.
I do like the fried banana thing though.

Source: Pop’n’Hops

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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