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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Black IPA
Buxton, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Cask, Keg & Bottle Conditioned; Regular. Currently 6.0% in bottle.

Black Rocks is a Black IPA. It is very dark in colour, yet has many characteristics of an India Pale Ale. Late mash additions provide the colour without the harsher, roasted flavours of the dark malts. The beer has a blackcurrant aroma and flavours of liquorice and pithy grapefruit


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7105) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee + schöne herbe fruchtige Aromen. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, fruchtig, hopfig, bitter, klasse Bier!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (461) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle from redmonds. Pours black with off white wispy white head. Nice lacing on glass. Nose is pine, spruce, liquorice, slight coffee. Flavour is toast, biscuit with drying bitterness on finish. Medium body. Flavours is full and lasting. Medium to high carbonation. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cola brown to black pour. Roasted coffee and toasted brown bread combined with pine and citrus aroma, taste is the same but doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. Nice mouthfeel, overall a strong bipa but slightly underperforming.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (482) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Aromat bardzo słaby, lekka gorzka czekolada to wszystko co udało mi się wywąchać. W smaku na początku fajnie gładkie, przywołujące na myśl kawę z mlekiem, następnie uderza potężna gorycz, która jest zasługą nie tylko chmieli, ale przede wszystkim paloności. Finisz tak długi, że aż męczący. Ma jednak swoje zalety.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (3890) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from beersiveknown - many tahnks, Steve! The beer pours out in a beautiful black colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of dark chocolat and hops. Taste of dark roasted hops, nuts, citrus, spruce, oak, chocolate and leaves. Intense and fresh but also light earthy finish. Highly delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (508) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2014
From 345 ml bottle. Pours a solid inky black with the merest brown highlight at the edge and a sudsy light tan head. Aromas of pine needles, lemon, cocoa powder and flowers. Taste is dominated by a firm pine resin bitterness at the front. That builds to an even firmer citrus peel and pith bitterness which eventually slides away to some rich dark chocolate and coffee at the back end. Not for the faint hearted but really well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (274) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours very dark, almost black, with a mahogany tinge. One and a half finger beige head which is thick and creamy and persists. Aroma- lots of hops, chocolatey malt, liquorice, hints of dark fruit. Quite a bit going on, and the hops dominate. Taste- roasty malts, cocoa, espresso coffee, hop bitterness, fruity notes detectable, lingering bitterness at the end. Medium to full mouthfeel, quite creamy but with a nice amount of carbonation. Very interesting, and very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (552) - POLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Draught Aroma-caramel, citrus Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, Palate-full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1125) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
330ml bottle. Black-brown colour, foamy off-white head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of dark malt, chocolate, fruity, citrusy hop. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, fruity floral orange citrus, grapefruit hoppy with coffee, chocolate notes and tangy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Very drinkable black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (748) - - MAY 7, 2014
IPA con un carattere deciso e intrigante, con un gusto intenso di luppolo, note di caffè, leggero affumicato, con un tocco di cioccolato. Molto amara. Buonissima!


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