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

bottled
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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1136) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2013. Deep black with brown tint, not too much of a head. Intense mouth puckering upfront hit, fruity and also salty, it actually does have blackcurrant and licorice as the blurb says, almost like those old blackcurrant and licorice sweets! Really nice. Finish is long and bitter, citric, if anything like grapefruit. I sometimes find Black IPAs a bit artificial and forced, struggling to meld flavours together, but this is superb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle @ Ynwa , Kolding. Pours nearly black. Small White head. Roast, cocoa, liquorice and grapefruit. Smooth and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Unclear brown with a small creamy beige head. Very fresh hoppy nose with great accents of grapefruit, licorice and pine.. Taste basically follows the nose with some roasty sweetness and lots of hoppy notes, leaving a rather bitter finish. Much flavor for the abv.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends. Black - offwhite head. Ok bitterness. Coffee. Fruity. Bitter malty. Carcoal. Nice dryness. Cocoa. Let sure sokker. Ok bitter hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (5919) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a fairly large foamy tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, a light-to-medium piney hop accent and some bready notes. Flavour is very dry, with dry bready toasted malts, piney hops, and a little wood. No where near as flavourful as the Imperial Black IPA -- this tastes like a baby version. Well-balanced with a very dry palate. Good stuff, but leaves something to be desired.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1077) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2162) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - APR 16, 2013
15/04/2013 Ma che siete venuti a fŕ (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 č altrettanto equilibrata, con corpo medio-leggero, buona beva, discreta secchezza e amaro persistente. Non male come black IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ration (1922) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5854) - 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.
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