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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1623) - 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 (20303) - 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 (752) - 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 (180) - - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarpa (864) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2013
Tap @ o’haras pours dark brown, small beige head. Sour bubblegum aroma. Malty, hoppy, some strange sewerish aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 9, 2013
25cl en pression. Lille. Appearance: very dark, black almost, very opaque. Frothy tan head with good retention. A lot if lacing. Aroma: hops, dark chocolate, tobacco, earthy leathery, dark fruits. Taste: dry, bitter finish, but balanced. Palate: full body, frothy texture, good long finish Overall, not my preferred style, but hard to deny that this is a well made beer. Good complexity and flavor. A great beer for those who appreciate hops and great texture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zorongollo (35) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2013
Tap @ Ale&Hop Pours black with a off beige head. Some roasty, coffe, citrus, resin. Bitter finish, not to high though. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (2968) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Keg at the Euston tap, aroma is choc and berries, nepoletan ice cream. Flavour is jam packed choc, light mellow roast, JAM, orangey piney hop. A little delicate spice in the finish. Carbonation is high, tingley on the tongue. Roasty lemony finish. Very nice drop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2013
Yeh banger... Fruity hop aromas lead into heavier-than-expected roasted malt taste with good hop balance. Got me interested in the style again


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