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


on tap

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1057) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
500 mL bottle from Westholme Stores in Goring. Very dark brown with a good bubbly head. Crystal malt licorice aroma - very attractive. Licorice, crystal malt, a hint of chocolate, a touch of pine needle. Its a nice blend. Smooth and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 19, 2013
Bottled. Black colour with a beige head with good duration. Aroma is roasty, light caramel and coffee. Flavor is medium to strong bittery, with chocolate, resins and coffee notes. The final is strong bittery with a good duration and a medium astringency on palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - APR 16, 2013
15/04/2013 Ma che siete venuti a f (tap). Nera, abbastanza densa, schiuma beige leggera e non molto persistente. Naso armonioso, tostato che si sposa bene con il luppolo, lieve caffettoso, un po di cioccolato, note fruttate, agrumate e pinose. In bocca altrettanto equilibrata, con corpo medio-leggero, buona beva, discreta secchezza e amaro persistente. Non male come black IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
120413. Bottle at Konttori, Tampere. Pours brown with a medium head. Aroma coffee, roasted malts, ash. Something outputting in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5303) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori, Tampere.
Pours hazy dark red-brown color with a medium head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, hops, grass, some caramel and dark fruits. Flavor of roasted malts, mild caramel, some citrus fruits and some goose berry and vegetable notes. Not at its prime anymore.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (4957) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori, BBE 11/2013
Aroma has vanilla. coffee and raspberries - very typical to black ipa. Flavour is odd with resiny hops, coffee, some chocolate and nettles. Finishes with vichy and cardboard. Perhaps a bit past its prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2013
500mL bottle. Pours black with a very small white?.. head that is making it very hard to pull the aroma, slight piney tropical fruits. This beer has a very complex flavour, it has a pronounced citrus/grapefruit that is backed by a delicate, deep light roasted malt that compliments very well. The carbonation is lacking even for an IPA, i would love to try it at the brewery to compare. Alas this is a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (10792) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle, bought @ YNWA Beershop. Pours deep red to black with a lovely, medium, staying, creamy off-white head. Aroma has peach, caramel, soft chocolate, light dusty. A bit of liqourice. Medium carbonation, rather fat and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has roasted malts, light metallic, quite some liqourice. Quite bitter finish. Not the most impressive from Buxton.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Black body, light brown head. Nice dark flowery aroma with dark fruity hops. Some citrus and medicinal notes too. Flavour is really ashty and dry. Bit thin on the palate. Stout and hop more than black IPA if there is a difference.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13532) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como, bb Nov 2013
Black color with medium sized beige creamy head. The aroma is mild, but with some nice hops. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, the roasted malt flavor is mild, and there is a milky touch; correct bitterness, with some hop resins in the background; dry final.
Overall, a good balanced beer.

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