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

bottled
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RATINGS: 181   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (270) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2014
roasty, toast, black, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1044) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2014
Tap at Mane Liquor. Pours a black with a tanned head. Nose is quite milk chocolate and espresso forward with pine hops. Taste has more of the dry milk chocolate and espresso coming through. Pine and citrus come into the picture. Biscuit malt coating at the end. Pretty solid brew

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1630) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Black colour ok tan head + lacing. Aroma is grapefruit blackcurrant. Taste is same as aroma with good dark malts and good hoppy bitterness well balanced. Great body and mouthfeel soft carbonation. A great black IPA

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (1062) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2014
Botella de 50 cl en cimmeria 18-01-14. Aromas herbáceos y maltosos. Sabores también herbáceos al inicio seguido de ligeros quemados acabando con un ligero amargor no muy persistente. Cuerpo ligero bastante fácil de beber. Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscura. buena sin mas.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1823) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Ritz. Has a lovely citrus aroma that hovers above the glass with a frosty freshness. Smooth, dark body with some lovely dark malts, a touch of grapefruit and a pinching bitterness on the finish, mellowing to a biscuity dryness. An exceptional beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1731) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. A colablack beer with a medium, dense and beige head. The nose is balanced, dry roastiness, exotic fruits, citrusfruits, coffee and some chalk. Taste is strongly roasted, lots of grapefruity and sour bitterness, coffee. The end is dry and burned. Medium bodied, a good beer to drink. Medium bodied, nice to drink. Balance isn’t totally succesfully, lots of bitterness and roastiness. Good beer, anyway.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Cask. Very deep brown colour, close to black, with a small off-white fluffy head. Aroma is fruity, some roasted malts as well as some citrusy notes. Flavour is roasted malts, raisin, some fruits and mild caramelly and liquorice notes as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Draught at Sam’s Pub, Karhula. Almost black with a beige head. Roasted malt, caramel, floral and fruity hops and burnt sugar in the aroma. The flavour is hoppy bitter and roasted malty with even some sweetness. A bitter and roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (866) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Pitch black color with white head. Aroma of dark bread, hops, roasty. Taste of hops, roasted malts, some sweetness.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
themightyjag (200) - - NOV 27, 2013
330ml bottle from The Beerhive. Creamy tan head, some nice lacing, black body. Tropical fruit nose. Flavour is liquorice mixed with berries, caramel, roasted nuts, charcoal. Bitter slightly grassy finish. Loads going on. Medium carbonation, rich full mouthfeel. This is a seriously good black IPA.


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