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


on tap

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GBZ59 (1129) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - NOV 2, 2013
Botella de 330ml. Vaso de ½ pt. Saboreada en L´Espumossa (Barcelona). Color negro intenso con tintes ámbar muy oscuros a contraluz. Espuma color beige que crea una bonita, copiosa y persistente capa. Aromas intensos de chocolate, notes lupulizadas, cítricos y leve afrutado. La entrada es cremosa y torrefacta que precede a un amargor floral. Cuerpo medio/pleno y carbonatación moderada/suave. Textura viscosa en un paladar aterciopelado y picante. Toques de torrefacto y resinas permanecen en el prolongado y amargo final. Frutos oscuros en el retrogusto. Sin duda, una de las mejores American Black que nunca haya probado !! 330ml bottle. ½ pt glass. Enjoyed @ L´Espumossa (Barcelona). Pure black color & very dark amber tints to the light. Beige foam, nice, copious & lasting crown. Intense chocolate aroma, hoppy notes, citrics & slight fruity to the nose. Enters creamy & roasted then floral bitterness is felt. Medium to full body. Moderate to soft carbonation. Viscous texture. Velvet & spicy palate. Touches of coffee & resins in the middle linger into a long bitter finish. Dark fruits on the aftertaste. One of the best American Black I´ve ever tasted!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuBarbare (4) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
Bottle with Sir__V @ his Home Black opaque color, a thin ligh brown foam. No carbonization. The smell is a lot of caramel flavor, roasted malt. At first taste, you have a lot of roasted coffee taste in mouth. After taste is hoppy that let you a nice wet bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle from Beer Parlour, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Black, with a tan coloured, thin, tight, white head. A handsome beer. Aroma is the whole works. Roasted malt with a light smokiness. Big grapefruit hoppiness too. It’s all a bit odd really, until you taste it and it all comes together. Very bitter, long roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACD (634) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 20, 2013
Tap at Mikkeller SF (a pleasant surprise!). Murky brown/black. Big piney hops on the nose, plenty of dank grapefruity stuff, and a touch of sweet chocolate and light roast coffee. Big juicy hop hit upon tasting: plenty of pine and citrus fruit. Slightly ashy dark maltiness, with coffee, chocolate and a touch of treacle coming in there. Big piney hop bitterness lingers. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a citrus and treacle aroma. There is a hearty chocolate malt flavor with dome dark molasses and a hefty dose of hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10669) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 17, 2013
Intensiv hopfiger Antrunk, zu gleichem Maße aber auch malzig mit deutlichen Schokoladennoten. Wenig fruchtig, die starke Malzigkeit wird durch den Hopfen ergänzt. Intensiv, gut! 11/13/12/11/10/12

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle 0,5l Black color, against the light dark brown. Wonderfull creamy and huge, rocky foam. Aroma is just perfect!!!. So complex and so intensive. Masterpiece. Citrus, tropical fruits, pines, oranges, resins, in the background chocolate. Taste: amazing balance between bitterness and some sweetness. Here we have some citrus, pines, resins, oranges, tropical fruits, grapefruits, citrus pulp - perfectly mixed with dark chocolate, roasty malts. Very refreshing and addictive taste. Long warming finish, alcohol imperceptible. Medium body, creamy texture with low carbonation. Fabulous and Fantastic beer!!! One of the greatest that I ever tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1320) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2013
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, coffee, chocolate, fruit, citrus and hops. Taste is somewhat sweet and roasty leading to a roasty and bitter finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (1396) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
God duft av citrus og litt sjokolade. Lite skum, litt langs kant. Dyp sort farge. Fin smak av citrus frukter med en liten smak av sjokolade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (1610) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
Flaska från Rosses i Torrades, Barcelona. Så här, just så här vill jag ha min BIPA. Tropiska frukter och lakrits i doften. Går att sitta länge och bara inandas. I smaken hittas citron, grape, soja, lakrits samt en nötig ton. Fyllig kropp, len smak. Riktigt, riktigt bra!

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