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


on tap

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1775) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014
Entirely sensible BIPA. Good punch for 6% with dark bitter roast, strong dark coffee flavours and ok length. Almost austere and I mean this in the nicest possible way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garthicus (2745) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 2, 2014
On tap at the salt house. Appearance: cola black, whispy white head. Aroma: hoppy and bacon and malt and more hops and smoke. Smells great. Flavour: bacon and hops, a lot of green leaves, pine and smoke. Lovely bitter finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (1018) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 1, 2014
330ml bottle from Redmonds. Deep brown, almost black, ruby highlights. Big, rocky, frothy tan tinted head. Looks the business. Roast malt and a great blast of hops in the aroma, some leather notes, good hints of a pine forest. Flavour is slightly sweet up front, then comes the big dark malt, medium bitter and a touch fruity in the finish. Loads and loads of body. Mouth feel is sublime, rich, oily and slick. Roasty bitterness in the finish. How good is this brewery?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3317) - Radom, POLAND - APR 29, 2014
Aromatyczne chmielne piwo. Lekko tostowe i opiekane. W smaku przyjemnie goryczkowe. Ale nie jest ciezkie w piciu. Pieknie wyglada. tzn jest czarne, se spora piana ale srednio trwala. Metnosc spora bo nic przez swiatlo w szklanicy nie przeswitywalo. Polecam amatorom ciemnych IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1627) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Aroma: flowers, light caramels. Appearance: dark brown/black, medium beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: turning very bitter, hints of malty sweets coming up, dry long finish. Overall: OK black IPA, too bitter for me in the plate. Pint at the Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
clear, black, liquorice and bitter coffee at the end.medium body, have been trying lots of black ipas at the moment. not the best but not the worst either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle in The Macc. Dark brown to black body, thin pale tan head. Aroma has hops, coffee, garlic, some smoke. Flavour has coffee, blackcurrant, tropical fruits, nice medium bitter finish. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3388) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2014
Large beige head black pour very gassy the aromas rich malt floral citrus the flavours floral stone fruit peach grapefruit strong bitter lemon caramel grain note aniseed the finish could be crisper the best tastes floral hops fruit fair tastingBIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4256) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy darkest brown colour with huge, frothy, fully lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Fruity hoppy aroma, has notes of blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant. Taste is bitter, roasty dark malty with a touch of coffee, some liquorice, fruity hoppy overtones with a grapefruit touch, some sweat. Slightly too dull bitterness, surpressed fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. 6%. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma is roasted with sugar and some hops, flavor is bitter and roasted with sthops, medium bodied.

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