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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: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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


Hermod's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (3416) - Vantaa, - JAN 26, 2013
Dark brown, lasting beige head. Musty, roasty, grapefruity and coffeeish flavor. Anise, licorice, hoppy and roasty aroma. Very tempting aroma, great balance. Maybe the best beer on the festival? more please. thumps up!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (2470) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at the Euston Tap, London. It pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted grains, cocoa, cedar wood and pine needles. Taste is medium bitter with roasted grains, pine needles, grass, wood and light earthiness. Finished quite dry. Overall, good one

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (595) - SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Something of the damp night in there with some roasted meat smokiness. Deep black with only a glimmer of an orange line at the bottom of the glass. Reasonably dense tan head. Damp stone to taste with a very dark end.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (457) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a deep black with a thin beige head. Aromas are light, of roasted malts and coffee. Medium body, flavors of black coffee, roasted malts, hops, herbs, and hints of dark chocolate. Nice bitterness with a dry finish. Not sweet. Nice dark brew, with nice taste not overly complex, but nice. (Made in Belgium? got a Belgium code bar on label?)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (541) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2014
Black with a thick light tan head. Aroma is pine, citrus, roast, a little coffee. Taste is a little roasty, nice citrus and pine cutting through, good bitterness

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5030) - 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 (1532) - 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 (13023) - 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 (273) - 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 (3641) - 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 (1999) - 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.


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