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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 (4454) - 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!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (752) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 11, 2015
Noire opaque, collet persistant, belle dentelle. Aromes café et zeste d’agrumes. Vive a l’attaque, l’amertume se développe au fur et ŕ mesure pour une finale longue.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sevenlee (1572) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours black with a brown head. I’m not sure how accurate my tasting was. I feel like the bottle may have been off. I’ll have to try it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle from Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is grassy hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a yeast, grass nettle hop bitter, light grapefruit sour palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heman (212) - Tychy, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Aromat zdominowany jest chmielem, zapach jest słodki, owocowo- kwiatowy. Pod nimi delikatne nuty żywiczne. Bardzo przyjemne wrażenie, a dodatkowo w miarę ogrzewania, spod chmielu można wyczuć subtelne nuty palone. Barwa nieprzejrzyście czarna, piana intensywna, drobno-pęcherzykowa, ładnie oblepia szkło. Smak zdominowany jest chmielem, w pierwszej linii mamy posmaki żywiczno-trawiaste. Goryczka jest wysoka i wyraźna, ale dobrze skontrowana pełnią słodową. Przed samą końcówką pojawia się na krótką chwilę, smak kawy i słodów palonych, ale jest naprawdę ledwo wyczuwalny.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted, chocolate, grapefruit, taste is similar.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (415) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle at home. Dark fruit, bitter chocolate, liquorice with a bit of citrus sweetness. Well balanced malt and hop. Very tasty.,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3630) - 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 (766) - 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 (495) - 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 (702) - 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


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