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


on tap

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RATINGS: 232   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 10, 2013
on tap @ Euston Tap, London. Color: black beer with no carbonization and small white head, really dense beer. Smell : hops, spices, malt, caramel. Taste : caramel, malt, and hops. Aftertaste : dry bitterness and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Ooohhh, this is good. Very, very, good. Nice hit of coins, can’t place the mash though. Seems to be going well with Victorian crime nonsense. Black IPA, porters, stouts, they all remind me of Victorian London. I can smell my Stilton, it’s nearly ready.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Zesty tropical fruit (grapefruit, nectarine) and roasted malt dominate the nose. Taste is tropical fruit juice, pine resin, fruits of the forest, more dark chocolate and a hint of liqourice. Finish is roasty, with a lingering and bitter hop presence. Medium-bodied; smooth and oily mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Could have been a touch more carbonated, but a delicious beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalervo (624) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Really good beer. Could have had a bit more body to balance strong hoppiness, still really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (937) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle at pikilinna, tampere. Black color with light brown head. Nice strong aroma of hops, malts, sweet, roasty. Full bodied taste of coffee, hops, roasty, fruits. Balanced ipa-stout mix. Hops staying in mouth quite long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a clear and dark brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt and hops with tropical fruit. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tania_nexust (27) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle-conditioned from Cotteridge Wines. Pours slightly effervescent with tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of sticky tropical fruits - mango and pineapple - and a bit of nectarine. Taste-wise the tropical fruits have a slightly more bitter than sweet flavour, finishing with roast malts, bitter and dry. Very nice. Can’t taste the weight of alcohol at all but may be because my bottle was slightly on the cold side.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Psytron (1151) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 Smell of hops. Black with beige head. Highly bitter. Aroma of hops, also some herbs and spices to be noted. Flowers in aftertaste. Slightly oily, flat carbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (2121) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours dark black with a thin beige head, pine hop in the aroma, has a big hop taste with a background of roast chocolate malts. Dry finish, this is really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (2988) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
From cask @ Borefts 2012. This is a deep brown one with a big-bubbly and sidesticking beige top. On the nose I get a soft chocolate tone, biscuits, some ripe old fruits and that’s about it. Soft to flat on the carbonation an it has a mild oily mouthfeel. Fruity hoppy flavors. Not much roastiness in this one. Tastes more like a dry English style IPA juiced up and added a black color. Still, it’s quite tasty. 30.09.2012

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