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

bottled
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RATINGS: 177   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


Dedollewaitor's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle @ Ynwa , Kolding. Pours nearly black. Small White head. Roast, cocoa, liquorice and grapefruit. Smooth and dry.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4713) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2014
1/IX/14 - 33cl bottle @ home - bottled: 19/III/14, BB: 19/XII/14 (2014-965) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark purple to brown beer, big creamy irregular beige head, very stable, adhesive. Aroma: hoppy, fruity touch, citrus, soapy, floral, hint of caramel and mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, bit grassy, roasted malts, coffee, hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste: bit floral, hoppy, some caramel, coffee, cocoa powder, bitter, some citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1372) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle from Deliciously Different. Shared with tderoeck and Erwin. Dark brown colour, beige foam. Creamy mouthfeel. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, citrus and some fruitiness. Well balanced Black IPA. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Black color, brown edge. Aroma of bright pine and roast. Taste is roasty and bitter, light body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
InPivoVeritas (251) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with three fingers of beige head. Aroma of grapes, pineapple, mango with some roasty and chocolate notes. Light roastiness. High and long (but not too long) bitterness. Medium body with really nice mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Very good IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3445) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
330ml bottle from The WIne Emporium. Rating from 2013. As far as black IPA’s go this one was quite good. Deep black colour with a hint of light brown foam.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1948) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2014
Pours black with a large lasting head. Nose shows roasted malt, resinous hops, pine and fruit confectionery. Cocoa and roasted malt as flavours along with more of the confectionery. Some pine too. Finishes with a strong hoppy bitterness. Nice creamy carbonation works well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (987) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
(33 cl bottle courtesy of minutemat; Bottled March 19th 2014) Pours black with big, tan, creamy head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is hoppy with citrus notes. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and a relatively dry and bitter finish. Flavour has more piney notes and is characterised by hop bitterness and less of sweetness. Hardly any toasted character from the dark malt, which is generally the way I like my black IPA. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (657) - SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a dark ale with tan head fruity aroma with citrus grapefruit taste that is fresh and crisp

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
330ml bottle (bottle conditioned) from Alesela, Glasgow - opaque dark brown, thin beige off-white head, blackcurrant aroma, no lacing, dry, dark malty flavour, bit of liquorice, bittersweet finish

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1198) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from the Beer Emporium, Sandbach. Pour black with a cream head. This is good stuff - starts bitter and hoppy before the chocolatey malts really start to come through. Finishes a little earthy but with a nice dark chocolate aftertaste. The hope notes are citrus and pine and aren’t quite as prominent as they can be in so e BIPAs. This is still top draw though.


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