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

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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

[ As my rating # 5000 of beers from England on ratebeer ]. Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, light caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus, pine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111211]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
50 cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is crisp hoppy and dark malty. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy. Fruity, crisp hoppy and light grapefruity to peachy. Smooth fruity and dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, hops, and bread, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Clear dark brown with a reddish hue and a creamy beige head. Very fresh citrusy hops in the nose. Medium body, roasty, dark fruits and loads of great aroma hops leaving a rather bitter finish. 140712

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity aroma roasted aroma of hops, grass and pine needles. Fruity and roasted flavour of hops and grass. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20308) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19365) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Bottled at O’Connor’s, Uppsala. Near black, small head. Aroma of coffee, gooseberry and pear. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Licorice and coffee, tropical fruits, gooseberry and black currant. Mid bitter finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter licorice aroma. Fruity slightly roasted malty hoppy bitter licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
15th April 2012
Opaque black - brown beer with a tidy pale tan head. Dry palate. Dry dark malt, slightly bitter. Brief hit of orange citrus before bitter pine takes over. Dry finish. Okay if a bit dry. There are much better Black IPAs around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14513) - 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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