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

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Keg & Bottle conditioned; regular. Has been seen on Cask.

Full bodied jet-black ale with a pale-tan head. Abundant fresh hop aromas suggesting zesty citrus pulp and forest fruits.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (378) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2013
Black. Aroma is fruity hops. Taste is a great and very sessional black ipa. Mellow malt and late tasty bitterness; fruitiness from hops. Nice bitter finish. Very good black ipa. Solid and drinkable.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Great taste. Aromas of chocolate and liquorice, hints of vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Creamy palate. Black, with a frothy head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Bottle at Babajan, April 2013. Black with a creamy slightly tan head. Soft and nicely drinkable with light roasted malt, licorice, hops, grape. The finish was bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
120413. Bottle at Praha, Tampere. Pours dark mud like black with a nice head. Aroma dark malts, licorice. Dry palate. Not Bad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (18944) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
Bottled at Babajan, Stockholm. Completely black with rich off white head. Aroma of pear and sweaty grapefruit with notes of licorice. Mid sweet with near full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Licorice and minty grapefruit, some dark chocolate. Really bitter finish. Impressive with its flavour intensity and relaxed malt profile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 11, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus, light licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and modrate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration, hoppy bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120502]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8552) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 500ml bottle (Angleterre, Helsinki) (6:5:7:4:14=3.6)
Nice roasty aroma. Mellow rich body. Smooth body, but carbonation a little higher than I like, swirls away though. Nice nuttiness. Not sure where this is aiming as it’s not a black IPA. I guess it’s a good hoppy stout though.Good balance between full stout roast and bitter hops. Aromatics not so extreme, barely fighting the other aspects, not a self-selling aroma at all. But still a nice beer.
Rerate: Keg (Pudel, Tallinn) (7:5:7:4:14=3.7)
Very similar to bottle, but a bit more aroma, both roast and pungent spicy hops. Taste matches that exactly. Covers 7.5% very well. Lovely hoppy stout. We did a comparison to Dark Arts, which we’d previously given 3.7, and while that one smelt better, this clearly tasted better. Overall, the preference was here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ken1 (799) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
A nice floral bitterness with a roasted sweetness. A grapelike aftertaste. Dark brown in color with a light brown head.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brenhophead (523) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2013
500mL bottle. Pours pitch black with an off white head and an amazing fresh citric/berry aroma. Heavy malt influence in the flavour and I can also detect the alcohol and there is still a heavy hop presence. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (3760) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Keg at the Hanging Bat yesterday ie 20123-04-03 Edinburgh AR: apricot jam sweetnees, roasted malt, fruit jucies AP: opac black, cream beige head, stouthy steady head F: fruity, heavy grape bitterness, wee roasted maltiness, pine, pineapples,


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