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


on tap


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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lliams (204) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Draught at Gallows Bird. Black color, white head. Bitter taste with coffee, hops, pine, fruits, licorice and roasted malts. Bitter finish with hops, coffee and pine. Very nice black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chrishrt30 (102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours dark brown almost black, with a thin tan head. Strong citrus and floral notes, with a hint of toffee and roast coffee. Drinks a little porter like with strong toffee and coffee, but has a good whack of citrus and hop resins. The finish is fairly sweet, good roast malt bitterness and hop kick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 On tap @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: hops and herbal nose with a small malt presence. Taste: roasted malt with good high hops taste. Very amazing firs taste. Aftertaste: high bitterness then good roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
Tap at Euston Tap. Pours very dark brown with a small, firm beige head. Killer lacing. Nose is a little subdued but what’s there isn’t too bad. Mild roast and milk chocolate with some piney hops. Moderate roast in the taste with a touch of smokiness to it behind the grassy and earthy hops. Some liquorice in the very back. Quite dry. Moderate mouth feel with a touch of warmth. Solid

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Norwich Tap House. Black with a red hue and quickly diminishing off white head. Leans more towards the IPA end of the scale, but with some notable black stuff in there on the fruity side of a porter - so winter fruits, roast malts and a strong citrus and pine bitterness from the hops. Medium body, mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (3428) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle from Cornelius. Dense black body with a thick off-white head that holds well. Excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, oranges and a hint of chocolate - such a bright, fruity aroma for a Black IPA. Delicious tropical fruit flavour with a big hoppy hit. Medium body with an oily texture. A stunning Black IPA that leans more towards an IPA than a Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4243) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Tap at Buxton Tap House. 6.0%. Very dark brown. Minimal head. Juicy dark fruits. Toffee apples. Big bitter mouthfeel. Big tasty IPA. Lovely.

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